It’s 14.00 CET on the day of the Eurovision 2015 grand final. We now know the running order of the final in which the acts will perform, the order in which countries will reveal their votes, and that it takes Georgia’s Nina Sublatti 30 minutes to apply her make-up. But there is one other crucial piece of information: With just hours to go before showtime, who is sitting at the top of the Eurovision odds table?
Eurovision odds: Sweden still favourite
There’s been little change at the top, with Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw still leading the way. Following last night’s jury final, Måns’ odds have narrowed further, with most bookmakers taking him from 6/4 to 11/8.
With the vote running order showing Norway last to vote, will a douze points from them be the perfect icing on the cake to give Måns and Sweden victory at the end of the show?
RUSSIA and ITALY, BELGIUM and AUSTRALIA
Things are hotting up just below Sweden. Russia have re-claimed their place as second most likely to win from Italy, mainly as a result of Italy falling away. The press centre still has faith in Italy, but the bookmakers less so – perhaps as a result of the draw and the fact that Italy will present their votes fairly late on.
Belgium have fallen back slightly from their peak yesterday, when Loïc looked likely to leap in to third or second place, but he remains fourth most likely to win, holding off Australia’s Guy Sebastian who rounds out the top five. With the best odds on both being 10/1 and 12/1 for the two countries, it seems that the faith in both winning has now fallen away.
The rest of the table seems more static, particularly in the rest of the top ten with the only change being Latvia overtaking Azerbaijan.