The first semi final may have just come to a close, but the Eurovision odds have already changed dramatically – with Russia and Serbia surging up to become some of the favourites for the win according to Oddschecker.
Russia’s Polina Gagarina is now the second favourite to win Eurovision 2015 following her breathtaking performance in semi final one. The momentum had been picking up for Polina during the rehearsals and coupled with a very handy place in the second half of Saturday night’s final, could we be heading to Russia for Eurovision for the second time?
Also rising in the odds is Bojana Stamenov for Serbia. It’s fair to say that “Beauty Never Lies” nearly lifted the roof off the Wiener Stadthalle this evening and that clearly came across on TV screens as well, with Bojana now the sixth favourite to win.This puts her just behind Estonia, with Elina & Stig shortening with some markets, yet lengthening in others, perhaps showing some uncertainty still about “Goodbye to Yesterday”. Belgium’s odds have also been cut, but Loïc Nottet still remains at 33/1 to one at his lowest.
The pressure has therefore been put on Sweden, Italy and Australia, who have all seen their odds drift as a result of Polina’s momentum. That could still all change on Thursday after Mans Zelmerlow’s performance in the second semi final, but right now the market is filled with “A Million Voices”!
Photo: Elena Volotova (EBU)