With 32 hours to go until the grand final, the Eurovision odds are changing faster than a Miss Universe contestant between the swimsuit and evening gown segments. Following the second semi-final, Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen remains the favourite with her odds as around 5/2. We know she wants to “Undo” her sad, and it looks like she wants to “Undo” our hopes of having Eurovision in a non-Scandinavian country next year…
Austria’s Conchita Wurst has risen dramatically, jumping from outside the Top 10 all the way to second favourite. Following her emotional performance in the second semi-final she now has odds as low as 10/3, with most agencies putting her at 7/2. Some Austrians joked she was the “wurst” possible choice, but now Austria is poised for victory…
The Netherlands’ Common Linnets are still riding the high of their first semi-final performance. They sit in third, but are basically in a deadlock with Conchita Wurst. Their odds are also as low as 10/3. Interestingly, among the Top 10 contestants only Austria, the Netherlands and Greece (down in ninth) continue to narrow with the bookies.
Former favourite Aram Mp3 continues to watch his odds widen. He’s now at 9/2 and in fourth position.
The UK, Hungary, Ukraine, Denmark, Greece and Norway round out the Top 10.
Eurovision 2014 betting odds
Sander Hesterman (EBU)