Gibraltar-based betting agency bwin has released the first set of odds for the first semi-final of Eurovision 2014. As you’d expect from the grand final betting odds, Armenia’s Aram Mp3 is the runaway favourite for this semi, with his odds at 9/10.

Things are slightly more interesting further down the table. In the overall betting odds for the final, Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen is seen as Aram’s biggest competitor. Yet in bwin‘s odds for the first semi-final she is only listed fifth, perhaps owing to the large number of former Soviet Republics in this heat.

Hungary’s Kallay-Saunders, who has the honor of performing last in this semi, is in a deadlock with Dilara from Azerbaijan as second favourite. They both have odds at 5/1.

Ukraine’s Maria Yaremchuk, who is doing rather well in our search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model, is fourth with odds at 6/1.

Sanna is currently in fifth at 7/1. After that the odds begin to open up, with Belgium at 10/1, Estonia at 20/1 and Albania at 33/1.

Interestingly, Russia does not currently have any odds listed by bwin. It’s possible they are waiting for the Tolmachevy Sisters to release a glossy video. It’s also possible that they know something we don’t. Perhaps Russia is about to withdraw from Eurovision after international condemnation of its annexation of Crimea? How do you explain this?

First Semi-Final Odds

Please note these odds were accurate as of 15:30 GMT on 24 March

Armenia 9/10
Hungary 5
Azerbaijan 5
Ukraine 6
Sweden 7
Belgium 10
Estonia 20
Albania 33
Montenegro 50
Moldova 50
Iceland 50
Latvia 50
Netherlands 66
San Marino 66
Portugal 100
Russia NO ODDS LISTED

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Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

Lolilly APR 03, 2014 @ 08:47:49 Heloooooooo everyone! Why are people so full of jealousy? I’m not even going to argue about what Aram said or didn’t say. A normal person, regardless of their sexuality, should know that seeing a woman with a beard is a little strange. When was the last time you saw that? As a psychology professor, (at a major University in California) It was interesting for me to watch Conchita’s video with my students and listen to their opinions. I have 138 students in total and it’s a very diverse group BTW, with only a few… Read more »

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

Heloooooooo everyone! Why are people so full of jealousy? I’m not even going to argue about what Aram said or didn’t say. A normal person, regardless of their sexuality, should know that seeing a woman with a beard is a little strange. When was the last time you saw that? As a psychology professor, (at a major University in California) It was interesting for me to watch Conchita’s video with my students and listen to their opinions. I have 138 students in total and it’s a very diverse group BTW, with only a few Armenians. None of my students heard… Read more »

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad (Read all ) I knew that only that part would take your attention as you are not mature enough to read my comment til the end and understand the real meaning . And I know that whatever I said about you is true and you know that too .Because you are neither vegetarian nor someone who fights for human rights and animals . In real you are close minded person a real homophobic person who laughs at people like our dear Conchita .You very likely even bully them with your friends. If this statement was made by Azeri siger… Read more »

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Dan, “I am not stupid to put your IP here . You can write and I will say if it is yours or not “. Hahah, you made my day. Deal with it, you are a big fat liar!
You’re right, you’re not worth my time.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad Read my comments once again .Then decide yourself who is homophobic. You are funny seriously . And keep your provocation for yourself .I am not stupid to put your IP here . You can write and I will say if it is yours or not ; ) but hmm you will be stupid to do that . See ?? I still use simple insulting words ,while you called me criminalist .In some countries it would cost you money .But be glad I do not answer you same way .I won’t be that low dude . Do not reply me… Read more »

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Rashad, I’m not going to interrupt, but why do you always say ‘homophic’, is Dan a homophobic? Why do you say ‘homophob’ if you really don’t know him.. xd

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Dan, NOW post my IP address here! I’m not going to waste my time on such an immature homophobic liar like you. I’m waiting…

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad No no dude you went to far.. Take it easy hey if you had known me you would not have talked like this .So STOP there. And once again you suspect me .Shame shame …I have nothing to say. You once again embarrassed yourself and your nation . READ THIS : If you can not prove and if you do not have facts then just STFU and do not write your fantasies here. I do not want to continue talking to you , you have already written that I am some kind of criminalist ??? that’s already serious .… Read more »

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Dan, now you’re threatening me? Where do you think we are? In a jungle? I never said I had proofs that you use different accounts. I just expressed what I suspected over you, and said you don’t have to prove me anything. It’s your right to introduce yourself as whoever you want to. But you claim to have hacked Wiwibloggs (which questions the website’s safety issues), and you say you have my IP address. Now post my IP address here to prove that you’re not a liar! What kind of fascist, psycho mentality do you hold? You literally tell me… Read more »

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad you seem nervous ,what’s the problem ?…hmmm I think instead of doing dramas you should say sorry for suspecting me .However you still continue insulting me . I gave you advice but you did not take it .I will give you 2 another advises. 1.DO NOT even try to joke with me.You do not know me and NEVER suspect someone without FACTS ( It can be dangerous). 2. I advise you to take my first advice. I will definitely post your IP but only if you prove that I have several accounts.You doubted first you prove first. That’s it.… Read more »

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad you seem nervous ,what’s the problem ?…hmmm I think instead of doing dramas you should say sorry for suspecting me .However you still continue insulting me . I gave you advice but you did not take it .I will give you 2 another advices. 1.DO NOT even try to joke with me.You do not know me and NEVER suspect someone without FACTS ( It can be dangerous). 2. I advice you to take my second advice. I will definitely post your IP but only if you prove that I have several accounts.You doubted first you prove first. That’s it.… Read more »

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Wergie, you’ve gone too far, man. Step back! I’m not going to respond you in your way by insulting. So good luck. @Dan, I’m so disappointed dude. At some point I thought I was mistaken, and you were just being honest on what you believed. Now I can see what you’re capable of. I’m not going to defend myself, or try to convince people that I only use one account. I kindly ask you to show my IP address publicly (don’t try to post a fake IP address, I will print-screen my IP here). I actually replied you yesterday. But… Read more »

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

I found ths reaction from someone and it’s very interesting because it’s the truth: People who write ‘don’t vote for him, he is a homophobic’: Do you know him personally? Do you know how he thinks about that? Have you seen the interview live, with english subtitles? No? So shut the fck up please. He never insulted Conchita, when they asked him what he thinks about Conchita he said ‘Little weird with the bear, but it’s her life, she does what she wants and I have respect for that, though it will be weird being on te stage with a… Read more »

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Dan, is it true? Rashad if this is true, I lost all my respect for you.. What a shame.

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Karl, man, please read all the comments, whole Europe knows by now that that interview was ‘fake’, Aram never insulted her and he apologized for the ‘fuzz’. He is a humble guy and he hates ‘attention’ or ‘hate’.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad dude you are still here ……………….. hmmm I thought you took my advice . Dude I know that you DO create fake accounts 😉 but I do not . ATTENTION:I have a good friend he a lets say a hacker.So guess what We found out that YOU have several account created from your IP. Now PEOPLE be careful Azeris create many accounts . Now your turn maybe you can search and find that I have only ONE account ; ) And do not even try to copy me . If you DO I will BET on that . ;… Read more »

karl
karl
6 years ago

i’m surprised Armenia is still the fav to win. me personally don’t think it’s an overall winner and Arams comments against Conchita were disgusting and should really be disqualified. this year is going to be very close i predict. Armenia, Sweden, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Hungary, Moldova, Belgium, Estonia and Albania will qualify but Albania changing to English may have killed their chances. altho i think some big countries like Russia and Ukraine have very weak songs. My personal fav is Hungary and would be nice to have a country win for the 1st time such as Armenia or Hungary. it… Read more »

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

http://emedia.am/?p=54227
Azagitprop has made dozens of fake armenian websites, (yes, they are twisted psychos) as well youtube, twitter, fb. etc. accounts just to spread lies about armenians and to give low life losers (as Rashad) possibility for ‘reliable’ references)) Nice try though.

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

This is my opinion

What’s wrong with you? ‘get real, face the real world’.. You didn’t even react at my comment, that’s childish..

However, I never said that Aram will win, he won’t win (there are reasons).
But I think Armenia will be in the top 5 along with United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Hungary and Montenegro! Norway 6th

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
6 years ago

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2014, MY TASTE MY TOP 5 AND PREDICTION

1. Sweden
2. Norway
3. United Kingdom
4. Azerbaijan
5. Slovenia

I would like to see Hungary and Montenegro in good position

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
6 years ago

Lev

Get real, face real world, I won’t even bother to write to you anymore, you wait and see that your Aram will fail just mark my word ok, bye bye 🙂

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

This is my opinion:

You missed my whole point.. I’m not attacking anyone, I’m just saying that he isn’t homophobical, he made a silly joke (and c’mon he’s a comedian after all) but didn’t want to insult anyone. He excuses himself ‘if smeone is insulted’. C’mon, I make jokes too about other people, but I’m not being hated because nobody cares. He’s the favourite, he will play a big role, and everything will take him down.. Just let it go!

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Rashad, my dear friend, the point is that he isn’t homophobical. He made a silly joke, and he excuses himself for that. He didn’t want to insult anyone (latest interview).

It’s fake that he is homophobical. Everyone thinks now that he said ‘ I hate gays’ or something like that, but it is not true.. Stupid media

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Lev, false news or a mistake? Make your final decision.
Seriously? This is what you got from what I’ve been saying? My comment doesn’t have anything to do with my country. I don’t hate Armenia, otherwise I would’ve betrayed my friendship with my Armenian friends. This is NOT about your country, we are NOT attacking Armenia. This is only about a homophobic participant who happens to be from Armenia. I would say the same if the Azerbaijani, or the Norwegian representatives made such a stupid statement.

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
6 years ago

Lev WOW…!!! You are so worked up over people comments about Aram, it’s as if you shared your life with Aram that you know him well from inside and out and telling us about what he said to convince us to believe what you want us to believe, worst of all you are bringing Azerbaijan into this while making comment on Rashad’s comment, which goes to show how paranoid you are and how you hate Azerbaijan, sad. I can see why you are supporting Aram, thats ok go ahead no one is stopping you but don’t attack people who put… Read more »

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

And do you know what’s horrible? Even if I tell you that news is false and fake, don’t believe the internet, maybe he made a little mistake by telling that joke, and it’s a lesson for him, but you Rashad, you are now pretending like he’s the baddest men on the world, and you are from Azerbaijan, so you even hate him more. Stop that childish hate, just listen to the song, and I don’t believe you would vote for him so I don’t care if you are going to vote him or not. It’s just a shame that people… Read more »

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Rashad you are the one who needs to gorw up, you are living in your fantasy world. I am Armenian and I live in Belgium, and i can assure you that Aram isn’t homophobical. He never said bad things about Conchita. You are from Azerbaijan, that’s why you hare hating Aram, you want to bring him down, you don’t care if he is homophobical or not.
He said: “It’s her life and I respect that”

Please Rashad, I know that Azeri’s and Armenians are hating eachother, but this is a song contest, just take it easy!

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Dan, @Lev, oh my FSM! Grow up. I feel ashamed to be discussing something with a homophobic immature person who writes from different accounts and pretends like he’s from another country. You don’t even have a stable opinion. You were accusing Azerbaijan of spreading “lies”, then you said what he said was a joke, then you tried to use the word “gay” as a way of insult? WTH? Here’s new information for you! You don’t need to be gay to care for LGBT rights. I’m also a vegatarin who cares for animal rights, guess what, it doesn’t make me an… Read more »

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

I hate reading all these comments oh Armenia you lost my vote bla bla bla when if you read these peoples’ comments before, they were never intending to vote for Armenia. BSSSers

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

I will understand if a “gay” from Azerbaijan protects Conchita .But looking at the comments I assume that 80% of Azeris are gays ? hmm did not now that . Read my previous comment again.
Your behavior is funny.You can not even be more open minded then I.Because your country/ countries are not free .So come on guys.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Lev Thanks man likewise .
And I know that very good man .That’s why I am like ” Lmao ” when I read this dramatical comments from former soviet union or Islamic countries. ATTENTION Mfs: I am europaean who has different kind of friends: Dark ,white ,asian , gay ,lesbian , etc etc. and even these people find her not normal . So please do not act like you all CARE about her ,I know you do not care you just want to put singer’s reputation down. I will understand if a

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Dan I have respect for you!
And remember, Azerbaijan is one of the most homophobes countries in the world!
They even didn’t show ‘sexy’ things in eurovision in the pas tyears, they censured it, because they are all pathetic..

Remember: Not all Azeri’s are like that! I know some open-minded Azeri’s, and I have respect for them! I hope Rashid is one of them!:)

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Rashad why are you here ? You have talent .You could write a good Fatasy book.At first you thought I am Armenian just because I support Aram .And now you suspect that I have several accounts?? Are you kidding me ? ..Do not be pathetic . And now I am 100% sure that all this stuff is fake.How come only Azerbaijan people spread this rumor?? …Between all your nation tries to prove that BBC’s documentary was fake .Which was not .And now you desperately want to prove that this fake story is true ?.So in conclusion Only STUPID people will… Read more »

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Carl, read the comments, don’t be retarded :p

CarlFTW!
CarlFTW!
6 years ago

You lost my vote, Aram!

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Rashad, are you from Azerbaijan? It’s not true! I WATCHED THE INTERVIEW and he never said ‘I don’t like gays’ or something. Why do you need to hate him? Why would you bring him down? You got fooled by the internet! He said in the first interview: “It’s the first time I see a women with e beard, not normal, it will be strange to share a stage. I will help hil to decide if she wants to be a woman or a men (joke)” 2nd interview: ‘I don’t know why there is a fuzz here? I didn’t want to… Read more »

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Re: This is my opinion You do not comprehend to my comment at all. What I meant is where did the people who made that article gather all the sources about Aram mp3 making harsh statements about Conchita Wurst? How is it true and how can you really assure that Aram mp3 really did that? I do not mind reading that article you’re trying to make me google search because it seems that there are no other websites which says that Aram mp3 truly did that. Nowadays, it is easy for people to be fooled on the internet. More importantly,… Read more »

Rashad
Rashad
6 years ago

@Dan, @Lev, are you guys actually the same person? Seriously?
There is a video interview where he verifies his previous statements. It’s all over the internet, search for it. I can’t put it here, because Wiwibloggs block Youtube links.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

I think it’s a kind of PR for Conchita XD After that fake statement her views grew and Aram’s name was everywhere as well .Not bad not bad .This ESC is interesting and kinda scandalic XD

@Lev Between thanks for the information. I doubted a little bit after all this “scandal” ,but what you say makes sense. I think he needs to do an official interview about this .

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

ATTENTION! People, open your eyes please! Aram MP3 (Armenia) have never said such things about Conchita! These rumours have been spread out by a blog called ‘Armenigay’ or something like that, I think it’s from Azerbaijan but I’m not sure. Aram said and I quote: ‘I didn’t want to insult anyone, it’s her life and I respect that. I was only joking by saying it will be weird for me to share a stage with her. Even the journalist were laughing, it was a moment of humour, but it was just a joke’. Can you tell me, have you real… Read more »

Francel
Francel
6 years ago

Russia the last.

joey
joey
6 years ago

The only country that I really care the most in the first semi-final is: SWEDEN!!!????

Lia
Lia
6 years ago

I vote for a song, not for a person)I like Armenian song, it’s one of my favourite.)

kenn
kenn
6 years ago

This is really shameful for Eurovision to have such homophobic artist like Aram in it!! Such a good song, but what to do that the singer of the song got zero personality! Now I hope that he will not even make it to the final and stuck in semi!

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
6 years ago

Huh??? Eurovision is about love and peace not about hatered against any race sex or person, artist are meant to be artist and show a good example and while singing to show their feelings they must not bring out their bad behaviour with them whic is truely bad example to people so its them bringing themselves down to which they should be disqualified and not ruin eurovision the bridge of love, and if you want to read about his hateful remark then google it its not so difficult and you don’t need baby seating for that, google is so easy… Read more »

Huh???
Huh???
6 years ago

Can someone tell me where the hell did that Aram mp3’s hateful message about Conchita Wurst came from as well as its source? I want to see the credibility of that article/video blog or what kind of medium did people published it on. Although I am not a fan of him and his music, just stop making these rumors. Let’s not ruin the reputation of these artists only because they are well-favored by many fans regardless if they are mostly represented by one country or not. They are all great and should be respected accordingly.

1 Eurovision Blog
1 Eurovision Blog
6 years ago
This is my opinion
This is my opinion
6 years ago

Armenia entry is worst entry this year, its so annoying to hear crazy man oversinging a poem in his throat to force your ears to believe something that doesn’t even make sense, the lyrics are ok nice poem but the music and Aram voice is just overdoing it to tell that some one is alone but not alone, nothing special at all, defenitely not winner europe have to be blind and mad to vote for this as winner lol, and his comment about Austrian contestant is horrible he expressed his bad behaviour of homophobic feeling and then said he was… Read more »

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Aram MP3’s comments are causing a stir. The man is clear favourite to win and by my calculations I agree he is way out in front at this early stage. I can’t understand why he should come out with these comments, he is committing ESC suicide, and it will be interesting to see what develops and whether this affects his favouritism over the coming weeks. He is entitled to his opinion, but he would be well advised to keep his comments to himself. It shows a complete naivety and narrowness to current world views and it’s no joke!!

http://oikotimes.com/2014/03/24/fuzz-over-arams-questioned-statement/