Vive La France! Madame Monsieur, who will represent France at Eurovision 2018, have entered the top 5 of the betting odds for the first time.
The dynamic duo have spent the past month promoting their track “Mercy” around Europe and the promotion appears to have paid off.
On April 14, their odds were as a high as 25/1 at some bookmakers. They’ve now been slashed and France can be found as low as 9/1 at Bet365.
France’s elevation has come at Estonia‘s expense. Despite Elina Nechayeva’s dress distress resolving itself, Estonia has failed to rally at bookies and slipped out of the top five. After her Eesti Laul win, Elina peaked at second in the odds, but she’s slipped back since. Estonia can now be found as high as 13/1 at SportingBet.
Australia‘s assault on the top 3 also appears to have stalled for the time being. SkyBet had Jessica Mauboy as low as 6/1, but she’s fallen back. Several bookmakers list Australia at 8/1.
Israel, Bulgaria and Czech Republic remain unchanged at the top. Netta has been the consistent favourite and remains way out in front. Her odds are as low as 6/4 at bookmakers including William Hill.
Bulgaria trail with lowest odds at 11/2. Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef is further back with 6/1 at BetVictor his best odds.
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The next major change in markets should come on Sunday once rehearsals get underway. They’ll give the first indication of how performances will look and acts will sound in the live shows.
Some acts will be damaged by adverse reactions to rehearsals, others will elevate off the back of positive reactions. First rehearsals on Sunday will also involve the first half of acts in Semi-Final 1 including Israel, Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
The most movement will come during Eurovision week itself. Last year’s winner Salvador Sobral gained real momentum after his semi-final performance.