Up, down, all around! Now that all countries having rehearsed at least once, the Eurovision 2018 odds have shifted once more. And Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva comes out as the big winner.
Estonia has now climbed to third place, behind only Israel and Norway. On May 1st Bet365 had her odds as high as 12/1, but they’ve now halved her to 6/1.
Following her stunning first rehearsal, fans and critics said yes to Elina’s dress. Our readers ranked “La Forza” as their favorite rehearsal on day one. While other countries suffered both vocal and technical difficulties, Elina stayed strong at her second rehearsal.
France has fallen to fourth position with the bookmakers. Over the past week they climbed like no other act and surged from 12th to second position. However, their odds, which were as high as 7/1 on May 1st, have risen to as high as 10/1 with a few outlets.
Cyprus pushed into the top ten after their hip-shaking, hair-whipping first rehearsal. And Eleni Foureira has continued to rise with the bookies. She’s now sixth favourite to win with odds as low as 10/1 at Betway.
Australia‘s Jessica Mauboy now sits in ninth position. She’s been in the top five for more than a month but fell out following her first rehearsal. And her odds continue to widen, with Bet365 pushing her odds from 12/1 to 33/1. Ouch.
The remaining countries in the top ten haven’t changed that much. Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Sweden and Italy round out the Top 10.
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