As more and more songs are being revealed day after day, the bookies’ odds are constantly changing. And if they have anything to say about the results, we’re going to have a first-time winner in Rotterdam. Iceland has overtaken Lithuania with several betting agencies as favourite to win, while Romania has continued to rise.

Eurovision 2020 odds: Iceland favourite to win – 2 March

After four years of non-qualification, Iceland finally returned to the Top 10 last year courtesy of Hatari. And it looks as though they’re set to go even better this year with Daði & Gagnamagnið. The quirky band won Söngvakeppnin on Saturday with “Think About Things”.

Since then, Iceland’s odds have dropped tremendously to as low as 4/1, and are continuing to shorten. Several outfits even have them lower than Romania and Lithuania, and their odds definitely shortened faster than those countries’ did when their songs were first selected. “Think About Things” has also been performing well on Spotify, suggesting very promising things for the country that has never won in 32 attempts.

Other Eurovision 2020 favourites

It’s certainly a three-horse race to top position on the betting odds. Romania has continued to shorten to around 5/1 – compared to 7/1 last week. This is after it was confirmed that Roxen will sing “Alcohol You” this May. The bookies are impressed with the choice. Lithuania, on other hand, have drifted slightly to 6/1 and their odds are continuing to lengthen.

 

Previous favourites have also drifted. Italy has dropped to fourth, with their odds now at around 10/1 – from 6/1 two weeks ago. Australia has fallen out of the Top 10 altogether, with their odds as long as 20/1. They were at 8/1 a month ago.

Russia rounds out the Top 5 with odds at 11/1. This is possibly due to their status as a Eurovision powerhouse as they are still yet to release any information regarding their song or performer. However, the bookies may know something we don’t.

Bulgaria are tracking similar odds at around 11/1, suggesting their singer Victoria has something good to offer or that their recent good performance are in the bookies’ minds. Sweden are seventh at 12/1, remaining steady after the Andra Chansen selections. Malta are at around 16/1, although some agencies have them at as low as 11/1 and shortening, which indicates good things for Destiny Chukunyere. Norway has been holding steady at ninth with odds of 18/1, while Germany rounds out the top ten.

Eurovision is indeed a marathon rather than a sprint, and early hype at a selection does fizzle out over time. However, as we’ve seen in the past with the likes of Loreen, Emmelie de Forest and Netta, the early favourite does sometimes become the winner.

Eurovision 2020 Betting Odds – 2 March

via Oddschecker

  1. Iceland 4/1
  2. Romania 5/1
  3. Lithuania 6/1
  4. Italy 10/1
  5. Russia 11/1
  6. Bulgaria 11/1
  7. Sweden 12/1
  8. Malta 16/1
  9. Norway 18/1
  10. Germany 18/1

Do you think Iceland’s song is getting the hype it deserves? Do you think Romania or Lithuania are going to get their best results? Or is an outsider going to snatch victory? Let us know your thoughts below!

 

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Rob
Rob
4 months ago

I have great expectations of the Host this year . In the vein of RagnBone man this will certainly get jury votes and should with staging pick up enough votes for Top5

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

Can’t wait to see Serbia bring it

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

Serbia is by far the standout. Great upbeat song and the girls can actually sing.

Nathan
Nathan
4 months ago

I thi k Ireland is the country to watch in 2020

Sandrine
Sandrine
4 months ago

I have not listened to Romania entry yet. Still Lithuania in my number one place.

Jhon
Jhon
4 months ago

Romania made a surprise this year!!Number one!!!

Bea
Bea
4 months ago

With more and more songs released I am starting to feel like we will have a surprise winner this year. Don’t get me wrong, I adore both Dadi and The Roop, but I cant see them winning. Too much to go wrong with the juries. The only reason they are topping the odds at the moment is because they have finished and polished live performances, that will easily work on the grand stage. The winner will be an entry that can get good results from both juries and televote. And it’s unclear who that may be until the live performances… Read more »

Lunar Gun
Lunar Gun
4 months ago

Trash band

Normunds
Normunds
4 months ago

Everyone is talking about Iceland, Lithuania and Romania but I think U. K. If they do great staging could sneak in the top 5 maybe even top 3

Leo M
Leo M
4 months ago

I can’t stop listening to Iceland and Lithuania. Love them both. Best by far this year for me.

RonTLV
RonTLV
4 months ago

No hater here… I think Iceland entry is great. But I’m sorry its not even a TOP5 material… I think Lithuania is the true fav to win this year. Good luck to all!

Marcom
Marcom
4 months ago

1-4 Germany, Italy, Lithuania,
5-8 Sweden, Norway, Belgium
9-12 Czech Republic, Albania,
13-16 Estonia, Greece,
17-20 United Kingdom,
21-24 Poland, Spain,
25-28 Belarus, Iceland, Romania, Ukraine
29-32 Australia, France, Serbia, Slovenia
33-36 Armenia, Georgia,
37-40 Croatia, Latvia, Moldova,

Adel
4 months ago
Reply to  Marcom

What about israel??

Sebiy
Sebiy
4 months ago

Hy, I’m from Romania and I suport Roxen. I really think that our song is memorable and actual, a modern balad, the song have that silent moment, when you just can’t say anithing, it’s an emotional song, that everyone can relate to. I think this year Romania have her best chance to win the contest. I really believe in our entry. Go Roxen, hope for the best, do your best.

XXMM
XXMM
4 months ago

2020 will be the weak year as same as 2011, with an unexpected winner unfortunately… 2019 was as same as 2012 and 2016 tbh which are the stronger years nowadays…

PP77
PP77
4 months ago

Iceland, Romania, Italy are so overrated, i don t see Iceland, Romania in TOP 3 even TOP 5 , Italy don t see in TOP 10

Lin
Lin
4 months ago
Reply to  PP77

Italy always top 5, Italian language itself is like a music 😀

Normunds
Normunds
4 months ago
Reply to  PP77

I agree with Iceland and Romania, but Italy is pure masterpiece I would say more underrated not overrated because it doesn’t get the credit it deserves

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
4 months ago

Tonight israel choose their song and will definatly climb to the top 10 at least. All the songs are winner material, cant choose myself my favorite…

Juri
Juri
4 months ago

The Roop of the best

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago

Just so you guys now, people can bet for their own countries on these odds stuff..

TrueEurofan
TrueEurofan
4 months ago

Or the coronavirus? Yeah, it might be the only year without a winning entry 🙁

JohnC
JohnC
4 months ago

Go Roxen!??
Go Romania!??

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
4 months ago
Reply to  JohnC

Seems that bookies were thinking about Cherry Red when Romania was shortening the odds. Alcohol you is an #4 and still most boxes in red.

Kirby
Kirby
4 months ago

At first I wasn’t convinced by On Fire, but over the days the song took over me. Now I think this is Lithuania’s year. I want The ROOP to win so badly! They deserve it. Yesterday, Roxen overthrew them from the 1st place in the betting odds. Her song clearly follows Arcade’s steps: melancholy, sadness. This year, I would like a cheerful entry to win Eurovision. I wouldn’t mind if Iceland wins either. A new country hosting Eurovision is always fascinating!!!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Wacky pop-rock is IN for 2020. And for the first time in lord knows how long, I’m really excited for the Russian entry! It might not be a hollow ballad about peace and friendship for once!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

The fact that three artists I already knew and liked are competing this year (Montaigne, Hooverphonic, and Little Big) and we also have stuff like The Roop or Dadi Freyr is turning 2020 into a wonderful year for Eurovision.

Puff
Puff
4 months ago

Russians overhyping their Eurovision act makes me dislike their song already, even though it’s not released yet.

Normunds
Normunds
4 months ago
Reply to  Puff

Little Big is not overhyped, they just released a song that got like 300mil views(SKIBIDI) and now everyone thinks they will get a good result in eurovision(which they propably will)

Daniel Kaplan
Daniel Kaplan
4 months ago

Judging based off “virality” Iceland should finish top 3. Even Americans who don’t watch Eurovision are starting to check out that music video. And of course that’s because of celebrities, but who cares. Good PR is important.

Zenjanal
Zenjanal
4 months ago
Reply to  Daniel Kaplan

Who cares what Americans think, oh wait, the sheepeople who didn’t give a fck about Think about things until some old actor that doesnt follow Eurovision tweeted about it, then y’all go ooh celebs tweeting about it so it must be good. Pathetic.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Little Big. The Roop and Dadi in the same year.
We stan. Fantasia

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
4 months ago

LITTLE BIG from Russia. Confirmed a minute ago! 🙂

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
4 months ago

Both Lithuania and Iceland offer something different, the rest are cookie-cutter pop ballads. I’ll root for both Dadi and The Roop.

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
4 months ago

For some reason I feel this is Bulgaria’s year to win..

Emil Breki Hilmarsson
Emil Breki Hilmarsson
4 months ago
Reply to  Voxtaylor

Its time for iceland they have never win

xohxoh
xohxoh
4 months ago

Not everyone can have Netflix behind them. Just sayin.

yodenman
yodenman
4 months ago

I always have a soft spot for Iceland after visiting there two years ago. The people are fantastic. Always happy to help you and just a great place to stay. Admittedly this song does nothing at all for me but if Iceland were to win with this then I’m all for it.

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
4 months ago
Reply to  yodenman

I would love for that to happen because as someone from the US, that would he the shortest flight possible for a host country

lol
lol
4 months ago

could Iceland even host Eurovision?

Emil Breki Hilmarsson
Emil Breki Hilmarsson
4 months ago
Reply to  lol

Lol but dont think so im from iceland. But we deserve to win tho

Vangelis vt
Vangelis vt
4 months ago

Also I really feel bad for Lithuania. Unfortunately they don’t have a big american network behind them.

Vangelis vt
Vangelis vt
4 months ago

Netflix is paying for these odds and half of the comments here.

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
4 months ago
Reply to  Vangelis vt

Mmmm did netflix pay for the buttload of technical difficulties during songvakeppnin too?

Marseille
Marseille
4 months ago

In a rather weak year like this one, “Think About Things” would be a worthy winner imo. I like On Fire just fine, but can’t see it as a winner, and some fans are defending it so aggressively it’s putting me off the song. I’m really curious about what Russia and Bulgaria will bring to the table.

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
4 months ago

RUV finally published the full voting results.

Dadi absolutely nailed the Jury votes with 8 of 10 top marks and two times second.
Also on public votes, he easily sailed through (even though it was a close race against Iva in the semifinal).

Iva just missed out the Superfinal by 217 votes because of the good public result of Dimma (which actually finished last with Juries).

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  KuhKatz

Tasteless juries should be fined severely.

Eriksen Lindquist
Eriksen Lindquist
4 months ago

Norway is very god melodi….

Ron
Ron
4 months ago

I think we have seen this situation before, enjoyable and out there entries gaining traction and getting somewhat overhyped in the process; I don’t believe either Iceland or Lithuania will win this year, let’s not forget that the international juries might really drag these entries down in the event of a massive televote support.

Jakey
Jakey
4 months ago

Wierd dance moves are so 2018 (Netta), For the 2020 Top Odds Entires, Try something new for god sakes..

Lin
Lin
4 months ago

If Iceland qualifies to the final I am selling my tickets

Megan
Megan
4 months ago

I have such a cringe & awkward vibes from Iceland entry. The song itself is nice but for top 20, not even top 5…

Boozyfloozy86
Boozyfloozy86
4 months ago

Downvote me all you want but this song is absolute Garbage. It would be one of the worst winning songs going!

Jakub
Jakub
4 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

Thank God it won’t win

blondboybc
blondboybc
4 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

Couldn’t agree more. Not sure what the bookies are smoking/eating, but this song will bomb with juries.

TrueEuroFan
TrueEuroFan
4 months ago
Reply to  Boozyfloozy86

There are some better Icelandic entries than this IMO.

Gerrard
Gerrard
4 months ago

No hater here.. both Lithuania & Iceland songs are cute… but a WINNER?! whats wrong with you Europe? Do you really want to low it down to the most generic song from Iceland?
Lithuania’s songs have something special.. But Iceland is just boring, no charisma, I mean yes its sounds OK but 1st on Odds?! something aint right.

Bella
Bella
4 months ago

If I have to choose among these 3, I’m definitely going with Iceland. They proved that you can have a fun, quirky song but still serve quality music. Lithuania is a close second for the same reason.

Romania is not a winner. The song is bland, the singer delivers a decent performance, but that’s about it. I have no idea what it’s doing so high up in the odds, but it’s already started going down and will probably keep on doing that.

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

As much as I like Roxen’s five songs, the wrong song was chosen given the type of year it is shaping out to be

John
John
4 months ago

Currently no 32 on Itunes UK, just saying…

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  John

Dadi is so getting 10 points from UK and Ireland and 12 from Australia. It is their thing.
Roop will get 12 from UK and Ireland

John
John
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Yeah and Iceland probably gets the 12 from Germany too, I guess.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  John

I could see that.
If Dadi gets 12 from German televote, Iceland will probably win the overall televote. Like with Keiino last year. Germans always nail the televoting winner lol

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It was just for fun. People don’t need to take things seriously. Anybody has a clue about who is winning.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t know if it is conservative but British people gave 12 to Norway, 10 to Australia and 8 to Iceland in 2019. Aussies gave 12 to Norway and 10 to Iceland.
Pollaponk came 4th in the UK televote in 2014. This kind of entries appeal to them. It is a culture thing I guess

Edo Ed
Edo Ed
4 months ago

I think we haven’t heard the winner’s song yet. Or this year will be a close one with no outstanding winner.

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
4 months ago
Reply to  Edo Ed

… like 2011? Then the winner can be really an unexpected one.

Edo Ed
Edo Ed
4 months ago

Yea…like 2011

Esc fan 1997
Esc fan 1997
4 months ago

It’s weird that GREECE is not even on top 10 lol

We stan
We stan
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc fan 1997

Greece is really good but it doesn’t feel like a winner!! But if it’s staged well (which I think it will be) they might get top 5

Daniel Kaplan
Daniel Kaplan
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc fan 1997

The song is just a ripoff of the Wizards of waverly place theme song. I feel like it takes itself way too seriously

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
4 months ago

Definitely not Iceland, I don’t think it’s a winner (great song though, super fun and catchy)
I think Lithuania’s still got a chance of winning this

Helene
Helene
4 months ago

I don’t think it Iceland is a winner but extremly charmig and make me happy. Lithuaina is a big no for me. Romania is a bit gloomy and the song and blue staging is too similar to last year. However it is really captivating. If the staging is better she might have a chance. She is the best in the top three. I am Swedish so it is obvious who is my favorite to win… Dotter

Kung Frederick 90
Kung Frederick 90
4 months ago

I got a feeling that this year the winner is between a country that have never won or a big 5 (Italy and Germany ).

Henry
Henry
4 months ago

maybe the hosting country wins again..

Esc fan 1997
Esc fan 1997
4 months ago
Reply to  Henry

You wish lol

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Same feeling
It might be again a very close year. And a year with no televote-jury agreement.. That wouldn’t be a surprise anymore probably tho

Yaa
Yaa
4 months ago

It will be fair Roxen, bewitching you and make you and make you just vote for her, alcohol will help, it’s still fine, no worries.

IVANOV
IVANOV
4 months ago

When Russia will come out all this bs about Iceland and a guy who stole the victory creating a fake hype will be over. GAME OVER.

A random russian guy
A random russian guy
4 months ago
Reply to  IVANOV

you never know. we don’t know who is going to represent Russia. neither do we know whether the song is going to be good. Pelageya, Leningrad and Little Big are rumored, all are good, but what song are they going to present. Fortunately, this year is Channel One’s turn and we will not have “Dream Team” behind our representative.