Wiwi and I are still emotional about Valentina’s early exit from the contest, but that didn’t stop us from breaking out our wallets and making a stop at the local bookmakers. That’s right, y’all, the only way to get over heartbreak is to make mad cash betting!

So the odds continue to change as we inch closer to the Grand Final on Saturday night. It’s no surprise that Denmark is still on top, but her odds continue to narrow, with most agencies only paying out 4:6 if she wins. That ain’t a good return, y’all!

Norway’s hips-don’t-lie Margaret Berger has surged into a clear second, however, and her odds are also narrowing. Payouts are between 5:1 and 6:1.

People clearly aren’t buying into fairytales as much these days, because Zlata’s odds are spreading faster than Emmelie de Forest’s hair in her wind machine. The odds for Ukraine are now around 9:1 and 10:1.

Azerbaijan on the other hand has narrowed in super fast and is now virtually tied with Ukraine at 10:1. That staging has worked wonders for him clearly!

Fifth place is currently occupied by Russia, but Dina’s cheesy song and staging are hurting her, as her odds are now widening as high as 16:1.

The remaining Top 10 are Italy, Netherlands, Georgia, Germany and Greece. Of these, only Greece has made a noticeable move in the past few days.

So what do we make of all of this? Well, remember that Azerbaijan was actually in 4th place two years ago the day before the Final…and then they of course won! And also in that year there were a lot of western countries that cannibalised each other’s votes.  Coincidence, people?  Perhaps not!

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The odds are changing dramatically at the moment. Check out a full comparison of all the odds from our friends at Who’ll Winhttp://www.whollwin.com/eurovision/odds.php

Photo credit: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

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what about the cute song from malta guys i think the maltese song will be the black horse and have all the potancial to win . love the maltese song this year . bravo malta

dex
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dex

Netherlands is winner.Anuki is unique!

Paige
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Paige

Denmarks not going to win, all Scandinavians are in the final, and Russia and Ukraine are going to haul a lot of points from all o

DEX
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DEX

If we want to desribe reall situation for this Eurovision ,lets call orchestra for weddings and funerals of Goran Bregovic,

Toma
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Everything has been set up for Denmark to win.
Worst Eurovision ever..

Anyway, Ukraine is the winner for me, I will listen to the song and follow Zlata from now on, because she is the best.
Period.

Peter
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Peter

Denamark has already won… Don’t you know that? 🙂

SAVALAN
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SAVALAN

Azerbaijan will take 1st or 2nd place this time.

Mark Dowd
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Mark Dowd

I got 2-1 on Denmark three weeks ago and am glad I got money on then. I have also backed Norway and Russia to finish in top 4 and Netherlands to finish in Top Ten ay even money……but Azerbaijan is the market mover. It’s the boring verses that don’t work in that song…it takes too long to warm up and is in a bad register for his voice. Def Top 4 chance though.

David Thielen
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If I was going to actually bet, I’d put it on Romania. Why? Because the odds aren’t good for any of the front runners and it could be any of them. But the odds are amazing for Romania and it’s the one song that I think could be a giant surprise.

Not likely, but could be.