Eurovision fans in the UK and USA may have had a pleasant surprise this week, when this year’s winning entry ‘Arcade’ featured on ‘Love Island’, the Reality TV phenomenon taking the globe by storm.
On Thursday evening, eagle eyed viewers in the US were quick to notice that the winning song by Duncan Laurence was used as the background piece for the ‘coupling’ segment, a significant moment in the show.
Fans flocked to Twitter to express their delight at the song receiving airplay across the Atlantic.
However, it wasn’t just the US that showed some love for Arcade. In tonight’s instalment of the UK edition (the show’s originating country) the track was played in instrumental form during an intense conversation between the contestants.
Once again, fans were quick to point out that the song was being featured and finally receiving the recognition it deserves in the UK.
Love Island has broken a ratings record in the UK this year, attracting over six million viewers and quickly becoming one of ITV’s most successful shows of the decade.
Love Island airs nightly on ITV 2 in the UK and five nights a week in the US on CBS.