eShe blew us away in Australia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2019.
And now Kate Miller-Heidke has pressed Australia‘s advantage in the betting odds.* Australia’s odds to win Semi-Final 1 continue to shorten.
Four days ago Australia’s odds were as long as 10/1, but today Bet 365 ranks her as short as 4/1. She’s in the blue at several bookmakers, which suggests they back “Zero Gravity” as a credible candidate to win Semi-Final 1.
Australia aside other acts appear to be moving in the opposite direction. They’re either dropping down the odds to win Semi-Final 1 or drifting at bookmakers.
Cyprus and Iceland are both in the red at a spread of bookmakers.
Cyprus’ Tamta suffered vocal mishaps in her second rehearsal due to in-ears problems. Those appear to have harmed bookmaker confidence in “Replay”. Bookmakers including Betfair have her odds to win as high as 7/2.
Likewise Iceland’s Hatari appear to be in trouble. They’ve drifted as high as 11/2 at PaddyPower. Their stageshow is not for everyone, but the fact they aren’t shortening suggests they’ve failed to win people over.
Portugal‘s Conan Osiris is the major casualty of the day. In some cases his odds have doubled in the space of four days. On May 4 Portugal was as low as 9/1. You can now find Portugal as high as 22/1 at RedZone. He’s now dropped to seventh in the odds.
It should be noted these are the odds to win Semi-Final 1, not the odds to qualify.
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15 acts from Semi-Final 1 had their second rehearsals today and these are the favourites in odds to win the Semi-Final. #Australia ?? continues to gain momentum, while #Portugal ?? has slipped following second rehearsals. #Greece ?? leads and will rehearse tomorrow. What do you make of the odds? . #eurovision #daretodream #eurovision2019 #eurovisionodds #esc #myheritage
Semi-Final 1 Odds To Qualify
The odds to qualify look a little different.
Bookmaker William Hill* suggests these ten countries will make the cut:
Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Czech Republic, Australia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Belgium and Estonia.
What do you make of the odds? Do you think Greece will win? And who are your qualifiers?
*Accurate Israeli time 20:44, May 9