Not all countries have selected their 2012 Eurovision contestant, but that hasn’t stopped betting agencies from handicapping this year’s race. Fifteen leading agencies in Britain currently have Sweden’s Loreen listed as the odds-on favorite with her song “Euphoria.” A number of agencies had already listed her at or near the top in recent weeks. On March 3, after the Swedish semi-finals were complete, the bookmakers at Betfred listed her as the 5/1 favorite to win Eurovision. They slashed their odds to 5/2 after her victory at Melodifestivalen last night. 188Bet has her odds even lower at 2/1.

Running a close second—or perhaps walking slowly with the assistance of their canes—are Russia’s singing grandmothers Buranovskiye Babhushki with “Party for Everybody.” Most agencies have them down at 6/1. Denmark’s Soluna Samay—who recently spoke to Wiwi about her song “Should’ve Known Better”—sits in third position with her odds hovering around 10/1 with a number of agencies. Serbia’s Zelko Joksimovic and Ireland’s Jedward round out the top five candidates. Malta, Montenegro and F.Y.R. Macedonia currently seem like the least likely to win.

Here are the current standings with odds from five agencies via oddschecker.com. You’ll want to review them with a pinch of salt. As we know from previous Eurovision Song Contests, the bookies have a tendency to back acts early, only to watch them fizzle as the competition approaches. This time last year, the bookies had Europe convinced that Norway’s Stella Mwangi and France’s Amaury Vassili would battle it out for the top spot. She didn’t even make the final, and he ended up placing 15th. Lesson learned.

 

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Jack
Jack
8 years ago

Rona has very good voice, I think she will win. GO ALBANIA

HELENA
HELENA
8 years ago

KALIOPI IS THE BEST SINGER!!!I LOVE SONG GOO MACEDONIA GL FROM GREECE

izabel
izabel
8 years ago

M A C E D O N I A IS WWWIIINNEEERRRR!!!!!
REMEMBER THAT

bbb
bbb
8 years ago

Albanian song its so good. Rona Nishliu had the best voice ever

Jonny Andersson
Jonny Andersson
8 years ago

It’s time for Germany to win. It’s a nice hit I would like to listen to on the radio. If not Germany I hope it’s time for Romania, a real summer hit.

Mary
Mary
8 years ago

My vote to Latvia That is really Simple and Beautifiul song! the second goes to “Babushki” – They are also nice with “Party for Everybody” – You’ll see – everybody will sing this song!!!

Georgia
Georgia
8 years ago

Greece ans Sweden are the best !!!!

Malia
Malia
8 years ago

Spain go with the best singer.

ruddy
8 years ago

malta malta

MINA
MINA
8 years ago

SERBIA IS THE BEST!!

Pitino Kegas
Pitino Kegas
8 years ago

Spain has the best song, best singer and best video this year.
ESC 2013. Seville, Spain.

Chito
Chito
8 years ago

¡¡¡¡¡ España es cojonuda, como España no hay ninguna.. !!!!.

Benopal
Benopal
8 years ago

This year, Spain is the best. By far.

Pete Tofky
Pete Tofky
8 years ago

Spain has the bes song, singer and video this year.
Eurovision 2013: Seville, Spain.

Sulejman
8 years ago

SWEDEN IS THE BEST <3

roger
8 years ago

MALTA THE BEST SONG

HN girl
HN girl
8 years ago

SERBIA will win this year!!!

roger
8 years ago

malta”s song is nice i dont know why its rating at the end of the list actualy i know a small island with no niouburs .

DIDAC
DIDAC
8 years ago

LISEN THE SPANISH ENTRY. BEAUTIFUL SONG AND SHE HAVE A GREAT VOICE. SHE WILL BE AT THE TOP. HER NAME IS PASTORA. ALSO I LIKE SWEDWN SONG.

david
david
8 years ago

Swedens song … is so cheap… i cant see any art in this song… sorry.. but i dont like it…

The Russian Grandmas…. hmm…. i dont know… do you really thing the should win the contest?? 😀

Stacey Q
Stacey Q
8 years ago

I love gypsy folk, and will be voting for Soluna Samay!

Nirgal
8 years ago

Denmark? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

Seriously, I totally get the Carolike appeal of Loreen, and the weird awesomeness of the Babushki, but Soluna… no, the problem isn’t Soluna. The problem is her song. The moment it stops, I can’t remember how it went.