In less than one week we will know the identities of the 12 finalists for Eesti Laul 2020 — Estonia’s Eurovision selection show. But before that, we have the not so small matter of the semi-finals to deal with.
The first one takes place on Thursday 13 February. We’ve had plenty of time to familiarise ourselves with the songs and decide our favourites. Perhaps some have even placed a bet or two.
But only six acts will qualify from this semi. And the bookies, as always, have a favourite — Rasmus Rändvee.
Eesti Laul 2020 Odds: Rasmus Rändvee favourite to win semi-final one
Rasmus Rändvee is the current favourite to win with “Young”. With extremely short odds of 1.95 on Coolbet, it seems like Rasmus is a shoo-in for the final, at least in the eyes of the bookies.
Rasmus has taken part in Eesti Laul before. In 2013, he entered with the band Facelift Deer and “Dance”. They made it to the final and finished seventh. He made a solo comeback in 2017 with “This Love”. It made the podium, coming third. Will this be the year his fortunes change?
Eesti Laul 2020: Other semi-final one favourites
Second favourite to qualify is Stefan this round with his romantic ballad “By My Side”. At the moment, you can back him at odds of 2.95.
Stefan was expected to win in 2019 with “Without You”. He topped the first round of voting in the final. And while he smashed the jury vote in the super final, he only came fourth with the jury. He had to make do with a third-place finish behind Victor Crone.
Completing the top three is Laura. She’s trading at odds of 4.0 for “Break Me”.
Laura Põldvere — known professionally as Laura — has represented Estonia at Eurovision twice before. In 2005 she was part of the girl group Suntribe. They came 20th in the semi-final.
Of course, she competed again in 2017 with Koit Toome. While the duo came sixth with the televote, she missed out on the final once again.
The top three are currently running away with the odds.
The fourth-ranked semi-finalist Anett x Fredi have very long odds of 35.0. The top six is rounded off by Inga and Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf.
Note, these are the odds to win semi-final one rather than to qualify.
Eesti Laul 2020 Bookmakers’ Odds – Semi-Final One (11 February)
The full semi-final one odds:
- Rasmus Rändvee 1.95
- Stefan 2.95
- Laura 4.00
- Anett x Fredi 35.00
- Inga 35.00
- Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf 35.00
- Egert Milder 45.00
- Jennifer Cohen 45.00
- Renate 45.00
- Revals 45.00
- Little Mess 55.00
- Kruuv 125.00
Odds correct as of 22:30 CET 11 February 2020 via Coolbet
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