She controversially lost out to Ireland’s Eurovision 2011 and 2012 representatives Jedward on a deadlock result in the live shows of X Factor UK in 2009.

And now, just hours before the United Kingdom decides on its Eurovision 2017 singer, Lucie Jones has emerged as the front-runner to win Eurovision: You Decide with her entry “Never Give Up On You”.

The Welsh singer isn’t giving up on the betmakers’ top spot, with odds of 6/4 from Ladbrokes and 13/8 from both Coral and William Hill.

However, this won’t be a cake walk. Olivia Garcia has seen her odds narrow with her entry “Freedom Hearts”, moving her up to second favourite. She’s currently at 11/4 with Ladbrokes and 5/2 from Coral and William Hill. Olivia is also in the lead in our Wiwi fan poll.

Things aren’t looking goods for the remaining finalists as all four have seen their odds tumble. Danyl Johnson is currently in third, Holly Brewer in fourth and Nate Simpson in fifth. Salena Mastroianni brings up the rear with odds of 9/1.

“Eurovision: You Decide” — Odds to win (26 January)

Will Lucie emerge victorious on Friday night? Who do you want to win Eurovision: You Decide? Let us know in the comments section below!

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AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

I am afraid whatever happens tonight the UK won’t do well at Eurovision. But I hope to prove myself wrong. The last couple of years, I really want the Big 5 to do well. Most of them (except Germany) haven’t won for a long time.
As for the song, I like it a lot. Looking forward to the final!
May the best song win!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Anyone could win, but I want Salena.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

There might be a surprise tonight. I’m getting ready to go to Hammersmith right now! 🙂

PP
PP
3 years ago

For me best and best choice for UK is Danyl Johnson . I don t like Lucie song .
And because we have 4 female and 2 male singer in final, winner wili be male singer ( female wili have same faith like female singer in DMGP 2015,2016) and that will be Danyl Johnson because other male singe don t have better song than Danyl.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

I don’t care who wins. UK won’t rank well at Eurovision

EmanAe
EmanAe
3 years ago

Lucie’s song definitely has A Monster Like Me style potential but it needs more production as the song progresses to make it stand out more because it is really good lyrically and melodically. Doubt the BBC will do a revamp though. Also needs good staging, not just her standing still for 3 minutes. But I’d happily vote for Holly or Olivia if their performances tonight are better both vocally and staging wise. Still not expecting anywhere near top 10 in May though!

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

All 6 songs are fine at least. For me, this is between Lucie, Olivia and Holly; highly depending on the live performance tonight. If any of these songs were sent by Azerbaijan or Russia, they would already be among bookie’s favorites.

freedom hearts
freedom hearts
3 years ago

Lets just face it, Lucie will win. It’s been inevitable from the start. It’s written by Emmelie de Forest. This is going to be the first song revealed of the ESC grand final, and we don’t want to set a bad example, but with her song we will. It just plateaus. Olivia’s, however, lifts towards the end. Love it. I guess our country just isn’t lucky when it comes to Eurovision. I’ll be watching You Decide, but when Mel reveals the winner, I’m switching off. I don’t want to be disappointed (here comes 24th place..again :()

mad-professor
mad-professor
3 years ago

I can understand why: she has the most experience and will probably deliver the best performance tonight. The song could stand out at Eurovision (how many acoustic songs would there be?), but whilst I like it as is, I do feel it needs a lift towards the end for Eurovision, just like A Monster Like Me had.

Alison
Alison
3 years ago

Lucie has a beautiful voice live but I can’t see how even that can make this song interesting. I don’t dislike her song but it goes nowhere.

gary baker
gary baker
3 years ago

I have a feeling that when you see them singing live, Lucie’s song will connect with a lot more people, it has a beautiful lyric, and once in final production could be perfect for Eurovision – like Is It True? or Undo…

luke
luke
3 years ago

Lucy is my favourite and only one for me I will be disappointed if anyone else wins

LightvsDarkness
LightvsDarkness
3 years ago

The girl with the best vocals on the night will go to Ukraine, i prefer Lucie Jones over the other 5 artists, like some one pointed out Olivia’s song is ‘ready to go’ to eurovision, but for Lucie with a small change she could end up in top 10 with the right performance. However there’s not one song that scores lower than 5/10 for me.

eurovision
eurovision
3 years ago

Lucie’s song goes nowhere though. It’s completely flat and I get bored listening to it.

gary baker
gary baker
3 years ago

Lucie’s song to win for sure! It has potential with the right production to be a top entry in Eurovision. I agree the “demo” sounding track that has been released will need some work to make it so, but, honestly Freedom Hearts just won’t cut it guys, and has no where to go to get any better unfortunately. Compare it to Euphoria, Goodbye to Yesterday, A Monster Like Me…hopefully you get the picture.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

Olivia is BY FAR the best choice here, plz select her

eurovision6
eurovision6
3 years ago

If Olivia wins, UK will be bottom again.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

You can never know what’s gonna happen. Last year the favorite was Bianca but Jake & Joe won. Really hoping for Freedom Hearts or What Are We Made Of. Come on Brits!

eurovision
eurovision
3 years ago

#TeamOlivia!! Sadly, I think Lucie will win…. 🙁 Kind of too nervous to watch now…Olivia’s song is what we need to be taken seriously at Esc again!

FLORIN.ROMANIA
FLORIN.ROMANIA
3 years ago

All money for Olivia Garcia to win :).

Craig
Craig
3 years ago

A dreary, go nowhere ballad is not what the UK needs to get back on track at ESC

steve
steve
3 years ago

I would like Olivia to win as that is my favourite- however, Lucie’s entry is “quality”, maybe too good for Eurovision, but will probably win!

Jim H
Jim H
3 years ago

The odds had been shifting around until about 24 hours ago and have settled like this. I don’t particularly agree and also wouldn’t discount the others at like 9/1. I think it’s far more open than that but hope Olivia wins.