Our Youtube video of Hayley singing We'll Meet Again at the RAH last November has been doing quite well on Youtube, with 42,986 views in 8 months and the daily rate remains constant. I thought a few facts and figures about it might be interesting.
In the UK, it currently makes up 25% of all views of HWI's YT videos (48 in all). Worldwide, it's 14% (the only one over 10%).
In Youtube searches for "Well Meet Again" (with or without "vera lynn") our video is 5th on page 1. Adding Hayley to the search makes it the top result of course.
In YT searches for "Vera Lynn" it's 10th on page 1.
In Google searches for "We'll Meet Again Hayley Westenra" the top 4 results are all links to our videos or the main website.
As far as I know, these are the best results that we've ever had for any video (and possibly anything else) posted on HWI or our Youtube channel. This is good.
That's great news Dave. Do we have much interest in it from overseas, bearing in mind that it is a very British memory?
Hi Martin D,
It is surprisingly popular outside the UK, most of all in Canada where it has 34% of all HWIvid views in the last 10 days. So:
Canada: no. 1 UK: No. 1 Ireland: No. 1 Aus: No. 1 Much of Europe including Germany, Denmark Norway & Sweden: No. 1 US: No. 2 (after The Prayer) NZ: No. 2 (after God Defend NZ) Brazil No. 2 (after Vivo Per Lei) and generally in the top 3, but it's down at no. 6 in Japan and Taiwan.
I don't suppose Hayley is a part of this year's festival, or wouldn't we have heard about it by now?
I don't have the official answer yet but I am making enquiries.
However... On the BBC website, Radio 2 programmes for 13th November, Festival of Remembrance highlights, www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk46/sat.shtml Hayley is mentioned as being one of the voices taking part but it does not state in what capacity. As BBC TV broadcasts the same event (but details are not yet announced) it therefore seems entirely possible that we will both hear and see Hayley on radio/TV that day.
Well I certainly hope so, watch this space... if I get confirmation of this I will start a new thread for 2010.
Festival of Remembrance 2010Saturday 13 November 9:10pm - 10:45pm BBC1 Huw Edwards presents coverage of the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, which pays tribute to all victims of war and conflict. The programme features music by the bands of the RAF and Royal Marines and the voices of Hayley Westenra, the Soldiers and Kerry Ellis as well as a performance by guitarist Brian May. VIDEO Plus+: 18704058 Subtitled, Widescreen