With the Melodifestivalen 2016 final just two days away, 17-year-old Frans remains firmly on top of the betting odds. The “If I Were Sorry” singer has a decent lead at every European betting agency, with his odds at 2/5 at Bet365, Ladbrokes and Betfair. His train seems virtually unstoppable — even if our in-house panel of international jurors is firmly divided over his performance.

And while he is holding steady, there is movement down below. Nineteen-year-old Wiktoria, who was down as fifth favourite just two days ago, has sashayed past Molly Sanden and Robin Bengtsson to become second favourite. Her odds are currently 5/1 at Bet365, William Hill and Betfair.

Robin Bengtsson and Molly Sandén are close behind, with their odds both hovering around 6/1.

Melodifestivalen 2015: Odds to win (March 10, 2016 at 15:00 CET)

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Colin
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Colin

Panetoz are my favorites, but I would be totally cool with Wiktoria winning too. Anyway, all songs are decent and probably none of them would place below 20’th spot on my list.

MGR
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MGR

RATING: Panetoz – Hall Om Mig Hart 6/10 Lisa Ajax – My Heart Wants Me Dead 6/10 David Lindgren – We Are Your Tomorrow 5/10 SaRaha – Kizunguzungu 7/10 Oscar Zia – Human 6/10 Ace Wilder – Don’t Worry 6/10 Robin Bengtsson – Constellation Prize 7/10 Molly Sanden – Youniverse 6/10 Boris René – Put Your Love on Me 7/10 Frans – If I were Sorry 7/10 Wiktoria – Save Me 6/10 Samir & Viktor – Bada Nakna 10/10 PREDICTION: Jury vote Frans 60 38 98 Samir & Viktor 55 9 64 Robin Bengtsson 50 4 54 Wiktoria 45 4… Read more »

Mvaneijk97
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@Loo

I would love to see Sweden win again but with Frans Sweden will end low, I think Sverige should be thankfull that they are Pre-Qualfied

Loo
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Loo

@AG No one else around the world likes the song? HAHA do some research PLEASE! Just look at the Spotify and other charting stats. Not popular outside Sweden? What a joke.

This the usual case on Wiwibloggs every year. You guys are just so scared of Sweden because you know deep inside that Frans has the momentum right now and you just don’t want Sweden to send a possible threat to Eurovision.

QueenWiktoria
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QueenWiktoria

The reason Fran’s is doing well is because Sweden only get exposed to Swedish Artists that are pop and generic this Osbert many don’t do well world wide as they don’t have a unique sound. Look at avicci when you listen to his songs you know that is his music that’s why he does so well. That being said international wise Fran’s isnt anything special just an average song that many of Europe has heard before it might stand out being covered in Ballard’s depending on what the other countries choose. Is they send strong ballads. Watch out for Azerbaijan… Read more »

AG
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AG

On the Facebook page, it looks like Swedes are now starting to become aware that no one else around the world likes Frans’ song…

Milla
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Milla

There is really an anti-wave going on against Frans as well in Sweden right now. He has many votes and likes on websites but the comments are not very positive. We’ll see how that will reflect on Saturdays televoting.

Milla
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Milla

To stop Frans from winning the international juries need to somewhat agree on who to place first. Which can be difficult.. And their number one must get many points in the televote as well. Frans must fail with the juries too.. that’s certain.

kewl
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kewl

frans cant win he’ll get slammed at esc

Keith
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Keith

Oscar or Molly FTW.. or maybe Robin

Frans would be a disappointing winner…Wictoria also. I really hope the juries kill them off

@EugeneESCUK
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These are the average odds on Oddschecker in decimals :- Frans…….. 1.42 Wiktoria….. 5.30 Robin…….. 7.07 Molly….……7.21 Oscar…… 13.43 Ace……… 32.14 The Bookies have 2nd, 3rd and 4th very close and giving Oscar and Ace little chance. I have also just been looking at the SVT Poll and converting the percentages into points. It shows Frans with 128 points and still 71 points ahead of the others if this poll is anywhere near real. I’m expecting Frans to get between 30% to 35% of the televote. That almost guarantees him the win if this turns out. 5 songs are within… Read more »

davve
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davve

All I know is that one of either Frans, Oscar, Wiktoria, Ace, Molly and Robin will win.. who it finally will be is the question… interesting!

It is really hard to predict.

ESCUSA24
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ESCUSA24

If Frans wins this is going to end up like Robin did back in 2013.

Österrike
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Österrike

Frans and Wiktoria are my faves, but my love for Frans has cooled down since his song is too blatantly inspired by Catch & Release. And Save Me makes me happier.

Many greeting from Österikke

MGR
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MGR

If Sweden will fail, Azerbaijan will be last chance for good entry for ESC 2016.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Colin: Don’t be surprised if the outcome is what nobody expects. I think the jury is going to go all over the place (which could hurt Frans), and if the televotes are THISCLOSE (especially the top 3 or 4), the unexpected COULD happen.

Milla
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Milla

Sorry. Not last. 11th.

Milla
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Milla

I’m not surprised she’s second. Killer-performance and voice, her look is awesome, she really knows how to work the cameras. The song+performance is my 2nd favourite after Oscar. And performing last will be a great advantage

Krystyna
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Krystyna

I didn’t like “If I Were Sorry” the first time I heard it, but when I gave the song another listen I actually really liked it. It’s simple, but it’s rather different from the other songs in the final so it definitely stands out, plus Frans’ charisma and charm also help. As for Wiktoria, I find her very overrated. The song sounds really dated, and the LED effects she has going on can’t really change that. Same goes to Molly S, very overrated and her song does nothing to me. My personal winner would be Oscar. This is probably the… Read more »

Criticca
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Criticca

I’m happy to hear that Wiktoria is in 2nd. Still hoping it will be between her, Ace or even Molly!

PP
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PP

My TOP 5
1.Wiktoria
2.Robin
3.Ace
4.Oscar
5.David
6.Boris Rene
7.Panetoz
8.Molly
9.Frans
10.Samir and Viktor
11.Lisa
12.Saraha
Isa who failed in second chance was my second favorite to win MF 2016

M
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M

Even a speech made by Donald Trump is more interesting than Frans’ song.

tom
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tom

Sweden is about to make a big mistake

Hollandique
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Hollandique

I still believe that this is the year Ace Wilder will win! SaRaHa has improved loads!

oli
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oli

who cares about melodifestiboring? Spain’s video is out! 😀

esc_britain
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esc_britain
Bhrister Cjorkman
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Bhrister Cjorkman

Really? With all the songs Wiktoria? She does a wonderful job singing it but the song is just weak.

MGR
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MGR

Maybe Estonia will not win this time, but the rest will be similar.

MGR
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MGR

Eurovision 2016 will be similar to Eurovision 2001. This is throwback 15 years behind.

Colin
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Colin

@Sophie

Absolutely agree, that would be my Top 2 as well. There is a severe lack of fun songs this year, all are ballads, rock, alternative or mostly mid-tempo pop. I would be happy with Panetoz or Samir & Viktor, although I’m not holding my breath.

henrii
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henrii

Ace just have to win.

Sophie
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Sophie

I feel that since Sweden are the hosting country they should send something ‘fun’ for a change. Panetoz or Samir & Viktor’s songs come to mind (Keep them in Swedish also) .. Although if they still want to go down the same route.. Wiktoria or Ace to win for me!

MGR
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MGR

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YAAAAS
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YAAAAS

I still believe the Jury will praise Wiktoria and probably not Frans.
Still believe that this is a close race.

TheFlow
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TheFlow

Frans song is weird. It sounds like it was written (especially the rhymes) by a 12 year old BUT Frans still manages to put so much charm into it, that it works in a very special way. Still this doesnt deserve to win the ESC.