In the aftermath of Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam and the London Eurovision Party in London, the bookies have re-cast their betting odds for a number of the favourites. At the top of the oddstable Aram Mp3 remains in control. However, his Eurovision odds, which were hovering at or below 1 when we last checked two weeks ago, are now all above 1. At Ladbrokes, where his odds continue to widen, he has seen his odds rise from 5/6 to 2/1. It appears that recent controversy may be impacting the bookmakers.

Meanwhile Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen, who did not sing at either of the two major preview events, has seen her odds narrow significantly. Two weeks ago PaddyPower had her listed at 6/1. Today she’s fallen to 2. Perhaps un-doing her lyrics helped?

Basim, who has been narrowing for weeks, continues to climb the oddstable. He is now the bookies’ third favourite. That means that Denmark has climbed past Norway’s Carl Espen, who has dropped from joint-second with Sanna a few weeks ago to fourth today.

One of the performers who stood out at Eurovision in Concert and at the London Eurovision Party was Molly Smitten-Downes. Molly, who recently told us she doesn’t care about being famous, is now sitting in 5th place with the bookies. At Boylesports her odds have narrowed from 22/1  to 14/1 today. As she’s risen she has pushed past Ukraine (now sixth), Hungary (now seventh), and Azerbaijan (now eighth).

Can Sanna “Undo” Aram’s lead? Will Aram Mp3 hold on to his lead? Do you think the bookies are right to give Molly a boost? Let us know!

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Colin Lamb contributed this report from Alaska. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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V
V
6 years ago

UK FOR 2015. Lets face it they can put on a show…did you not see the olympics opening ceremony 2012? Plenty of big venues to hold it in. Its been a while for the UK and they finally send in a great act with a message.

varmado
varmado
6 years ago

Aram MP3 – If I Tried (official video)
IT IS SOMETHING AMAZING!!!

Nare
6 years ago

ARAM MP3 GOOOOOOOOO!

Charlotte
Charlotte
6 years ago

Molly go for gold UK’s behind you <3

Lollily
Lollily
6 years ago

Listen to this!!
Aram Mp3 – If I Tried (official video)
On youtube.

Game On
Game On
6 years ago

@Fatima Maybe you should write a letter to the bookies asking why Aram’s song was and stays as their favorite for over a month. Next, maybe you should be more open minded and you’ll understand why people like it. It’s because….. The beginning of the song captures you with the beautiful, soft piano. Next the song starts with “you’re all alone, you’re all alone…” Many people feel this way and they relate to it. Then the song builds gradually, just like the anger and the emotions would build in an “alone person’s” mind…. Then it explodes, “what if it’s all… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Will the people saying Aram will win please explain why they think that ? What is so good about the song in which he repeats “You’re not alone” 93 times in a dodgy accent ? But I would like to go to Yerevan (or Gyumri).

davve
davve
6 years ago

Sweden will take the crown at eurovision. trust me!

Reality
Reality
6 years ago

@CookyMonzta
Yes they did a few years ago. I hope you get to see Yerevan one day and I am sure you’ll love it as much as I do. As I said, there is character in every corner. Love it in here. It’s better from Moscow for me, and I’m Russian.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Reality: Beautiful! I hear Serj Tankian of System of a Down played there, yes?

Maria
Maria
6 years ago

Armenia will win!!!

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

And now I’m going to go completely against the crowd as say Poland is the best. It’s just fantastic.

@Deven we don’t have a hope in hell. Top 10 would be a great result, and top 15 would be good too. We’re a definite qualifier, but we won’t give the winner a run for their money.

ONE
ONE
6 years ago
Zam
Zam
6 years ago

Aram Mp3 The best winner winner….Armenia <3

Arsen
Arsen
6 years ago

Armenia

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
6 years ago

OGAE Belarus OGAE Germany OGAE France OGAE Bulgaria OGAE Albania OGAE Armenia OGAE Slovenia and OGAE Estonia voted and the current standing is as you can see Sweden is a leader with 83, OGAES don’t always get it right but they have predicted many winners in the past, besides, Sweden is ver high with huge difference and is leading all polls and putting pressure on Armenia at Bookies 1. Sweden – 83 2. Hungary – 40 3. Israel – 39 4. Austria – 37 5. Greece – 31 6. United Kingdom –29 7. Armenia – 26 8. Norway – 24… Read more »

Dani
Dani
6 years ago

ARAM MP3 THE BEST….ARMENIA

Julien
Julien
6 years ago

La chanson de l’Arménie est la meilleure cette année. Donc je voterai pour l’Aram MP3.

NOT ALONE the best eurovision song as my opinion.

Greetings from FRANCE

Ovs
Ovs
6 years ago

Aram Mp3 u are the best!!! Armenia

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Norway and Armenia go winner 🙂

Sebastian
Sebastian
6 years ago

I give 12 points to Armenia, Aram go! go! go!

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Armeniaaaaaaaaaaaaa ^_^

LETS TALK
LETS TALK
6 years ago

PUT ARAM ON STAGE 2 SHOUT U R NOT ALONE MORE & MORE OK OK ARAM ENAUGH ENAUGH

Emily
Emily
6 years ago

Armenia:))))))) ARam you are the best.
We love you

Narek
6 years ago

ARAM MP3

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Armenia is not going to win. The song may be good, but it doesn’t have that special thing that gives you chills like Teardrops, Satellite or Euphoria. All this fuss is for nothing cuz in 10th May we will all see an unexpected winner like Azerbaijan in 2011 when the competition was so tight! Oh, yesterday I heard Undo on the radio and I am from Romania, this sort of things happen rarely (only Satellite, Euphoria and Fairytale were promoted on radio) Sanna is the best! I’m rooting for Undo to win!

Sabet
Sabet
6 years ago

Aram U R The BEST!

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

Lol, haters, stop this craziness, it is really pointless 🙂

Ani
Ani
6 years ago

ARMENIA
ARAM MP3 YOU ARE THE BEST

Arkadi
Arkadi
6 years ago

Armenia…. Nu 1

Zach
Zach
6 years ago

I hope for Sanna to win for Sweden, but if she doesn’t I hope for Spain to win. I’m sure Armenia will be in the top 10 but I personally do not care for the song as much as other people. If Sanna or Ruth wins it might be the first Eurovision I get to go to. Luckily I speak both Spanish and Swedish. Buena suerte España y Lycka till Sverige. Good luck from Hawaii.

Armine
Armine
6 years ago

ARMENIA

Yeranuhi
Yeranuhi
6 years ago

Aram mp3 is the best!!!!

Serina
Serina
6 years ago

Aram MP3 You are the best #notalon

kida
kida
6 years ago

ARMENIA IS THE BEST GOOOOO ARAM MP3 YOU WIL WINNNNNNNNNN

Taguhi
Taguhi
6 years ago

ARMENIA Aram mp3-Not Alone- NUMBER ONE

Hrant
Hrant
6 years ago

ARMENIAAAAAAAA ARAMMM #Not_Alone #AramMp3 #Armenia

Mari
6 years ago

Armenia , you are the best, Aram mp3!!!!!!!!!!!!

Narine
Narine
6 years ago

Aram is the winner!!!

Reality
Reality
6 years ago

@CookyMonzta
It is indeed an extraordinary building. The inside is outstanding too. It has one big hall and another smaller one, beautiful conference halls, extraordinary foyer, and so much more. I have been there many times and I’m not an Armenian. I’m a Russian student in Armenia and I love the Gorgeous city of Yerevan. Sooooo much character in every single corner. Just an amazing place to be.

Aramo
6 years ago

Aram mp3-ARMENIA

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Reality: Outstanding exterior design! That arena makes the Barclays Center here in Brooklyn look pretty ordinary.

I did not watch Eurovision in Concert, but if Aram puts on a stage show that mesmerizes the crowd (because I don’t know if anyone can do that, the way Loreen did), he’ll uphold the odds and win. Right now, after my first evaluation, I have (1) Norway), (2) Hungary, (3) Romania, (4) France, (5) Italy, (6) Sweden, (7) Macedonia, (8) Azerbaijan, (9) Germany, (10) U.K.]

Game On
Game On
6 years ago

@ Everyone
Please take in consideration that 90% of these contestants also said that Aram’s song is one of their favorites. Such as the contestants from UK, Greece, Georgia, Austria, Israel, Poland, Montenegro, Spain, France! and the rest…. Except Azerbaijan, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, and Norway.
Just watch their interviews. You’ll see it yourself.
So, maybe there is a good reason for everyone liking his song????
Maybe it stands out the most because it’s different from the rest???

Narek
Narek
6 years ago

Aram Mp3 the best singer

In
In
6 years ago

ARAM MP3! YOU CAN DO IT!

Reality
Reality
6 years ago

@Marcelo N
Lol. Hilarious! I was thinking the same thing about Azeris not hijacking this one. Shhhhh…. Don’t jinx it. Wait, I can smell them… Coming in.

Marcelo N
6 years ago

This seems more and more a teenaged hooligans’ posting blog: all “ARMENIA WIN!!” and “GO SWEDENNN!! and silly stuff. Surprised though that this has not been flooded by Azeris hating. I wonder whether connection to the Internet has been “moderated” in Azerbaijan today for some reason…

Oh, and Basim “continues to climb”. OK… he should also learn to make his pitch climb, as his latest performances indicate he needs to strain his voice to the utmost and even then he fails to hit half of the notes 😉 [let alone have a grown-up song to sing at ESC]

Sona
Sona
6 years ago

Sure Armenia, Aram you can do it!!!!