Six artists have so far made the grand final of Eesti Laul 2020 after semi-final one took place earlier this week. Now it’s time to see who will fill the other six spots from semi-final two tonight.
Another 12 acts will be competing. And the bookies, as always, have a favourite — Jaagup Tuisk.
Eesti Laul 2020 Odds: Jaagup Tuisk favourite to win semi-final two
The current favourite to go through to the final from semi-final two, with odds of 1.95 at Coolbet, is Jaagup Tuisk and his ballad “Beautiful Lie”.
Although Jaagup’s song is a fan favourite and the current bookies’ favourite, others feel that it’s perhaps a bit too inspired. Initially people said it reminded them of Eurovision 2019 winning song “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence. It has also been compared to Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over”.
Nonetheless, with such odds, it seems a shoo-in for the final.
A very close second, with odds of 2.05, is Uku Suviste and his song “What Love Is”.
Suviste has competed in Eesti Laul several times. In Eesti Laul 2017, he competed with the song “Supernatural”, but was eliminated in the first semi-final. The singer returned last year with the song “Pretty Little Liar”. There, he made it through to the super final and only just missed out on claiming victory, finishing in second place.
The third favourite to get through and take one of the six places is SHIRA with her song “Out In Space”. She currently sits at odds of 9.00.
SHIRA was also big hit with our Wiwi Jury. She made the top five of the majority of our jurors’ ranking, placing first first with four of them.
Eesti Laul 2020 Bookmakers’ Odds – Semi-Final Two (15 February)
The full semi-final two odds:
1. Jaagup Tuisk 1.95
2. Uku Suviste 2.05
3. SHIRA 9.00
4. Uudo Sepp 12.00
5. Inger 40.00
6. Merilin Mälk 40.00
7. Traffic 40.00
8 Ziggy Wild 60.00
9 Janet 125.00
10 Mariliis Jõgeva 125.00
11 German & Violina 175.00
12. Viinerid 350.00
Odds and exchange rate correct as of 13:00 CET 15 February 2020 via Coolbet
How the odds work
A “fractional betting odd” is when you see two numbers separated by a slash, e.g. 9/1. Such odds let you work out how much money you will win on your bet compared to your initial stake. The number on the left is how much you will win and the number on the right is the amount you need to stake in order to win that figure.
Taking the 9/1 example, for every €1.00 you bet, you will win €9.00. This can also be calculated as a “decimal odd” — 1/(9 + 1)*100 = 10.00. The odds listed above take this format.
If you make a winning bet of €1.00 you would get back €10.00 — €9.00 in winnings plus your original €1.00
Bookies adjust the odds constantly, based on the amounts of money being bet by ordinary punters.
Who is your money on to get through the second semi-final? Do you think Jaagup Tuisk will win the second semi like the bookies currently do? Let us know in the comments.