When the odds go low they go so low. And they’re doing it to the rhythm of Luca Hänni’s Eurovision 2019 song “She Got Me”.
Yes, Switzerland — once a perennial contender for least-likely-to-win Eurovision according to the betting odds — now finds itself as the second favourite to take it all.
The latest betting odds from our friends at Eurovision Oddschecker show that Switzerland’s odds to win the grand final have narrowed yet again to as low as 5/1. That means he has now passed Russia’s Sergey Lazarev, who has dropped to third favourite.
Luca recently met up with Eurovision 2018 winner Netta backstage in Gran Canaria. Funnily enough the bookies seem increasingly convinced he could follow in her footsteps and take it all.
His odds are a sea of blue suggesting a growing belief that he could challenge for the very top spot.
His performance at Eurovision in Concert this weekend will be crucial. A solid vocal could see a surge in people placing bets on Switzerland. On the flip side, there will be minimal staging in Amsterdam. Can a dance number like this slay the house down without any special effects? We’ll have to see.
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On the other end of the spectrum, Belarus has taken a bit of a tumble. While the bookies have never been particularly confident in ZENA’s “I Like It”, they seem even less confident in Belarus now.
Her tumble to the very bottom of the betting odds — she’s now as wide as 500/1 at one betting agency — coincides with some unfortunate PR.
As we recently reported, her producer had to apologise after making some very off-colour comments regarding strict new anti-LGBT laws in Brunei.
While he claimed he was only being ironic and showcasing his dark humour, the Eurovision fandom thought otherwise.
What do you make of Switzerland’s continued ascent with the bookies? Are you buying the hype? And how critical do you think this weekend’s live performance is for his place with the bookies? Let us know down below!