Eurovision 2019 continues tonight (Thursday, May 16) at 8pm on BBC Four and YouTube. Tonight is the second semi-final with the final 18 countries performing to secure a place in Saturday’s (May, 18) final. Unfortunately, only 10 more countries will make it through to Saturday and people already are placing their bets on which country will win.
Who will win the Eurovision Song Contest?
It is a close call between the Netherlands, Sweden and Australia to win Eurovision 2019.
Netherlands and Sweden will take to the stage for the first time tonight in the second semi-final.
The Netherlands is at odds of 1/1 to win Eurovision 2019 at Bet365, Ladbrokes and William Hill.*
Duncan Laurence is representing The Netherlands with his song Arcade.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It looks like the Netherlands may have got this wrapped up before any act has even taken to the stage in Israel.”
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Closely behind is Sweden with odds of 5/1 by Ladbrokes, Coral and Betway.
John Lundvik will be representing Sweden with his track Too Late For Love.
The third favourite to win Eurovision 2019 is Australia.
Australia is currently at odds of 8/1 at Betfair, PaddyPower and Betfred.
Kate Miller-Heidke was one of the favourites to make it through to the final after Tuesday’s (May, 14) first semi-final.
She wowed the judges, juries and audience at home with the performance of her song Zero Gravity.
The odds of the United Kingdom to win Eurovision are 150/1 at Coral.
Michael Rice will represent the UK with his song Bigger Than Us.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “Usually we see some patriotic punters get their bets on the UK despite the tough last few years but this time around we are taking next to no bets on Michael Rice springing a surprise.
“It seems everybody has all but given up hope of the UK winning Eurovision.”
The UK will not perform in tonight’s semi-final as they are already through to the final on Saturday.
The UK, alongside Germany, Italy, France and Spain are through to the final as they are part of The Big Five.
Israel has also secured a spot in Saturday’s final as they are the host country.
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Betfair Eurovision Winner Odds
Betfair Spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “The Netherlands has been the big favourite with the punters for a while now and their odds have shortened through the week, slashed from 9/4 to 11/10, with Sweden next at 13/2 and Australia now the third favourite after their standout performance in the first semi-final at odds of 8/1.
“Russia at 9/1 and Italy and Azerbaijan both at 12/1 round out the top five in the betting, but the Netherlands definitely look the ones to beat. Sadly for the UK, the odds of a win have drifted right out to an almost impossible 200/1 from 150/1 with punters in no doubt that Eurovision won’t be coming home.”
Who is in the Eurovision final so far?
So far, the countries through to the Eurovision 2019 final are:
• Czech Republic
• San Marino
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Here is who will perform in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final:
• North Macedonia
• The Netherlands
Eurovision airs tonight at 8pm on BBC 4
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