Yes, Eurovision Has Affected America in a Way. No, You Cannot Convince Me Otherwise.

Courtesy of EBU (European Broadcasting Union)

Famous Singers Who Have Participated in Eurovision Before Becoming Super Famous

What do ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, Celine Dion, and Lara Fabian all have in common? That was literally my first speech for my Public Speaking class during community college, but let’s get back to the question. What do ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, Celine Dion, and Lara Fabian all have in common?

Two More Eurovision Stars Who Have Recently Become Famous Thanks to Eurovision

Though Eurovision hasn’t produced as many famous singers for America as it did back in the good old days, we can thank both 2019 and 2021 for giving us two winners who have charted on the American Billboard charts. So, let me show you Tel Aviv and open up to Rotterdam.

A Little Honorable Mention

You’ve probably never heard of this guy before, but this is Julio Iglesias. He represented the country of Spain in Eurovision way back in 1970 with his song “Gwendolyne” and placed 4th out of twelve countries. Despite only having two hits in 1984 (“All of You” and “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”), that’s not why I’m bringing him up. I’m only bringing him up because he’s the father of famous singer Enrique Iglesias. Yes, that Enrique Iglesias.

Eurovision Songs on the Billboard Hot 100

I’ve already talked about “Arcade” and “Waterloo” peaking at number thirty and number six respectively, but there have also been plenty of Eurovision songs that have become hits on the Billboard Hot 100 over the years- even if you’ve never known or realized it before.


I love Eurovision- as you can tell by how much I’ve written about both here and in two previous articles, and it’s obviously had a big impact on me. But it hasn’t had a big impact just on me, but on the American music scene as well, and so many people don’t seem to realize it. From Celine Dion and ABBA to “Volare”, it’s clear to see exactly how much of a huge impact the Eurovision Song Contest has had on the American public. And I couldn’t be any prouder of it. And I seriously hope Eurovision continues impacting America for a good, long time.



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Emily Alexandra

Just some autistic person wanting to write and write. I also like to draw and have a cat and dog that are my life. I publish on 8th, 18th, and 28th every month.