If you thought the betting odds were in flux after the Semi-Final 1 contestants had rehearsed, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 betting odds are constantly changing (and by constantly we mean Belgium and Latvia passing one each other like 50 times while this article was being written). But here’s where the odds are after the completion of the semi final 2 rehearsals. Grab your coins and place your bets!
Latvia’s Aminata Savadogo has “love injected” the bookies after her outstanding rehearsal Thursday, and she now sits as 14th favourite to win in the betting odds, while she was at 18th on Tuesday. The Latvian diva’s vocal perfection has lifted her way up in the betting odds and some bookmakers now have her as low as 40-1, whereas on Tuesday she was at 66-1. As we said before, Aminata is battling Belgium’s Loic Nottet, who has surprisingly lost one place in the ranking to Spain’s Edurne, who hasn’t even rehearsed yet!
Even though many fans weren’t impressed by John Karayiannis‘ intimate performance yesterday, the agencies seem to have been touched by the Cypriot representative’s sensitivity on stage. John is now the 15th favourite to take the trophy, while he was the 19th on Tuesday. Surprisingly, both Cyprus and Latvia have overtaken Albania, Armenia and Belarus, who are a bit lower than after their first rehearsal.
Today, the bookmakers are putting end to a situation that was almost paranormal. Georgia’s Nina Sublatti has finally taken flight on the betting odds and now she’s the 16th favourite for the victory. Until Tuesday, the Georgian warrior was only in 30th position. Nina may have rehearsed on Tuesday, but her fierceness has been stucked in the bookies minds and Georgia now has all their bets on blue!
It’s not all good for everyone in the bookies. Surprisingly, one of the acts our readers and wiwibloggers put amongst the best rehearsals is in free fall on the betting odds. That’s Hungary’s Boggie, who was at 19th on Tuesday, but today she’s sitting at 26th with all her odds drifting. It’s certainly surprising to see how many of the participants in the first semifinal are changing their places when it was the turn of the second semifinal contestants to rehearse.
If we look at the second semifinals odds itself, the situation is quite interesting. According to the bookies, Malta is the 10th most likely winner of the semifinal, but Amber is the 33rd favourite for the victory. Countries like Poland or Ireland, are ranked higher than Malta for winning but currently aren’t forecast to do that well in the semi. Any volunteer wanna teach maths to our beloved bookies?
The agencies believe Malta should make it to the final along with Sweden, Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Norway, Iceland (who will of course be announced last as always), Latvia, Cyprus, Israel and Lithuania. This leaves Ireland, Montenegro, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal and San Marino. Do you agree with the bookies’ opinions? Tell us below!