Thunder and lightning, it’s getting exciting. Just as 2016 odds favourite Sergey Lazarev from Russia has sung it, the tension is getting higher. In less than a month, we will know the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, it is time to check the current betting odds and see who’s the biggest favourite for the victory. In the following, the Top 5 countries in the odds will be presented (Standing: 27-04-21).
#5 - Bulgaria
Last year’s bookies favourite, Victoria from Bulgaria, is currently fifth in the betting odds with a 6% chance. With her song Growing Up Is Getting Old, Victoria remembers her past and where she comes from. Also, she dedicated the song to her close family members and looks back to the memories she has had with them. She will participate in running order 13 in the second semi-final.
#4 - Italy
The winner of Sanremo and in most cases the Italian representative for Eurovision is usually one of the favourites to win. Considering the impressive results since their return in 2011 including seven Top-10 finishes, it can be said that Italy is in it to win it. This year, they send the rockband Måneskin with the song Zitti e buoni. The are currently placed 4th in the odds with a 9% chance. As a member of the so-called ‘Big 5’, Italy is an automatic qualifier and doesn’t need to compete in the semis.
#3 - Switzerland
Switzerland who has been on top of the betting odds for quite some time is currently third with a 12% chance. Gjon’s Tears, who should have been competing in 2020 already, will be fighting for Switzerland’s third victory after 1956 & 1988. The Swiss song fully sung in French is called Tout L’univers. Switzerland will compete in the second semifinal in running spot 16.
#2 - France
In second place with a 14% chance of winning according to the betting odds is Barbara Pravi from France. With the French chanson Voilà, Pravi won the French national selection Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez at theend of January and has been in the top of the betting odds ever since. Just as Italy, France doesn’t have to compete in the semi-finals.
#1 - Malta
Malta is one of the countries who have participated at Eurovision over 30 times already without a victory. For now, former Junior Eurovision winner Destiny is the hot favourite to win the adult version in Rotterdam. With a winning chance of 16%, the winner of X-Factor Malta 2020 has a huge chance to get Malta into the list of Eurovision winners. Her song is called Je me casse and is about female empowerment. With running order spot 16, she will close the first semifinal.
These are the current favourites to win Eurovision 2021. Keep in mind though that these are only current predictions. Considering that the rehearsals haven’t started yet, pretty much everything can still happen. Staging, live vocals, running order and more things will have an impact on the final results and are still unknown. In less than 4 weeks, we will know better. In the meantime, make sure you follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter as well as on Instagram and our website to be up-to-date at any time.
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Source betting odds: eurovisionworld.com
Video Source: Eurovoxx Youtube Channel
Image sources: Lora Musheva (Bulgaria), Jacopo Raule/Daniele Venturelli (Italy), Oscar Alessio (Switzerland), Joel Saget (France), Albert Camilleri (Malta)