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!