The morning after the United Kingdom revealed Electro Velvet as its Eurovision 2015 contestants, the bookies have updated their odds for who will win Eurovision 2015. Italy’s Il Volo remains the favourites with their odds narrowing to 6/4 at Bet365. They’re followed by Estonia’s Elina & Stig, who sit at 4/1, and Finland’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, who are also on at 4/1. (SkyBET has Finland at 7/2, putting them just ahead of Estonia).
Australia: Bookies colder on Guy Sebastian
Interestingly, since Australia’s big reveal that Guy Sebastian will sing at Eurovision his odds have widened significantly. When we last checked in ahead of the announcement, Betfred had him down as fourth favourite with odds of 10/1. Today they have dropped him to sixth favourite with odds of 16/1.
Electro Velvet odds to win
Perhaps most interesting to British Eurofans, however, is the fact that Electro Velvet have debuted in 10th position with their song “Still in Love with You.” As ever, we need to remember that British betting agencies have a tendency to rate the UK rather highly. Just days before last year’s final, they had the UK’s Molly down as the fifth favourite.
The song has proven to be very divisive with one camp saying it’s cheesy, dated and cheap, and another camp saying it’s fun, original, and a breath of fresh air. There’s still time for tweaks and a revamp, so perhaps the BBC will win over the haters.