In recent days, Eurovision betting agencies across Europe have narrowed their odds on Aram Mp3. Armenia’s “Not Alone” singer has odds at or below 1 at nearly every major betting agency.
William Hill, one of the largest betting agencies in the United Kingdom, currently has Aram at 5/6, well ahead of Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen (at 11/2) and Norway’s Carl Espen (at 13/2). The odds widen significantly after the top 3 favourites. William Hill lists Denmark, Hungary and Azerbaijan as the next favourites, all at 12/1.
But it’s in this latter group that we see some of the most interesting changes. Denmark’s Basim has narrowed significantly with his Bruno-Mars-inspired number “Cliché Love Song”. When we last checked in on March 19, he sat as seventh favourite behind Armenia, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Belgium and Azerbaijan. But today he’s scooba-dooba-di-da’d his way past Hungary, Azerbaijan and Belgium.
Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux is one of this week’s biggest losers. He’s fallen from fifth on March 19 to ninth this week, behind Ukraine’s Mariya Yaremchuk and the United Kingdom’s Molly Smitten-Downes.
Romania’s Paula Seling & Ovi round out the Top 10.
What do you think of the odds below? Does Basim pose a threat to the Top 3, or do Armenia, Sweden and Norway have this on lock? Who do you think will make a big push in the days ahead?
Eurovision odds 2014