Tonight seventeen acts take to the stage in the jury rehearsal of Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2019.
And on the eve of battle Greece‘s Katerine Duska remains the favourite in the Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 1 odds to win.*
She’s closely followed by Australia‘s Kate Miller-Heidke. A few days ago Australia was in fourth place, with odds as high as 6/1. Miller-Heidke’s chances of winning have been slashed. In some cases they’ve been halved.
Iceland‘s Hatari round out the top three. The kinky band from Iceland are some distance behind Australia. Their odds are as high as 7/1.
One casualty of second rehearsals is Cyprus‘ Tamta. Technical problems during rehearsals appear to have harmed bookmaker confidence. She was second in the odds on May 9, but now she finds herself in fourth. Her odds have drifted significantly: Bet 365 now lists her chances at 15/2.
Another wounded party is Slovenia. They may remain in the top five, but their odds are now much longer. A few days ago their worst odds were 17/1 at 888 Sport. Unibet now has them at 25/1.
Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 1 Odds to Win
Czech Republic, Serbia, Hungary, Portugal and Estonia round out the top five to win the semi-final.
Odds to qualify are a slightly different picture.
Greece leads, followed by Cyprus, and then Australia.
Iceland and Hungary round out the top five.
Then Serbia, Czech Republic, Beligum, Slovenia and Estonia are slated to qualify.
Tonight’s jury final should provide some clarity on who will qualify and see market movement.
Eyes will be laser-focused on the artists’ vocals. Any note out of place, or performance mishap, and we can expect them to move out of contention to win or qualify.
What do you make of the odds? Is Greece on course to win? Or can Australia surprise? Let us know in the comments below!
*Accurate Israeli local time 19:45pm, May 13
Photo Credit: EBU