We’ve been waiting for this night — the Eurovision 2016 grand final takes place in a matter of hours. We’re slipping into our sparkly leotards and bringing out the rubber ducks, but first we’re taking one final look at what the bookies are predicting ahead of the big show.
Russia’s Sergey Lazarev has been leading the way for most of the Eurovision pre-season and goes into the final as the hot favourite to take home the trophy. His odds to win are at worst 4/6, meaning the bookies have plenty of confidence that Russia is on the precipice of its second Eurovision victory.
Russia’s Sergey Lazarev grand final dress rehearsal
Australia’s Dami Im has emerged as Sergey’s biggest threat. A favourable position in the first half of the running order means that Dami is perfectly poised to fight for the trophy. The Asian sensation from Down Under is riding a wave of momentum since the second semi-final and her odds have narrowed to as little as 3/1 at some agencies.
Australia’s Dami Im grand final dress rehearsal
Ukraine’s Jamala was second favourite ahead of the second semi-final. Despite her odds drifting out in the wake of Thursday’s performance, the “1944” singer is still a favourite to finish in the top three and potentially win. With odds as low as 7/1, Jamala could make Ukraine’s return to the contest a victorious one.
Ukraine’s Jamala grand final dress rehearsal
Eurovision 2016 Grand Final: Who will win?
Rounding out the oddsmakers’ top ten are France’s Amir, Sweden’s Frans, Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan, Malta’s Ira Losco, Netherlands’ Douwe Bob, Italy’s Francesca Michielin and Latvia’s Justs.
Who do you think will come out on top in tonight’s grand final? Can anyone catch Russia’s Sergey Lazarev? Let us know in the comments below.
All odds correct as of 9:30am CET.