With hours to go until the second Semi-Final, it’s time to glam up and get your donuts ready. The eighteen participating countries already performed in the jury final last night and will now compete in the live broadcast for the public vote. To help us figure out the potential winner and 10 qualifiers, we’re taking one last look at the Semi-Final 2 odds.
The race to win Semi-Final 2 has blown out in Ukraine’s favour in recent days. Despite plenty of debate about the political nature of her song, Ukraine’s Jamala remains the bookies’ pick to win the Semi-Final, with odds as low as 1/2 to win. Jamala wowed Team Wiwi during the rehearsals and looks set to take the Semi-Final 2 crown.
But victory might not be straightforward for Jamala. Australia’s Dami Im is in hot pursuit and with odds as low as 11/4, bookmakers believe that the diva from Down Under could come out on top. Only 0.04 points separate Jamala and Dami on the Wiwi Jury and we expect this showdown to go down to the wire.
Bulgaria’s Poli Genova has seen her odds to win Eurovision shorten and she now sits at third favourite to win Semi-Final 2 as well. With odds of 8/1 at multiple agencies, the bookies believe that Bulgaria could be Jamala’s and Dami’s biggest threat. Poli had the highest Wiwi Jury score of all Semi-Final 2 songs and will be looking to ride her increasing momentum to victory.
At the other end, Switzerland’s Rykka, Slovenia’s ManuElla, FYR Macedonia’s Kaliopi and Albania’s Eneda Tarifa are considered least likely to win Semi-Final 2.
Semi-Final 2 Betting Odds: Who Will Win?
Semi-Final 2: Odds to Qualify
At the moment, the countries most likely to advance to the Grand Final are Ukraine, Australia, Serbia, Latvia, Belgium, Israel, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland and Norway.
That means that Georgia, FYR Macedonia, Denmark, Belarus, Ireland, Slovenia, Albania and Switzerland will be making an early departure according to bookmakers.
Do you agree with the bookies? Who will win Semi-Final 2 and which countries do you think will qualify for the Grand Final?
All odds correct as of 7:30am CET.