All the countries of Eurovision 2021 have now revealed their final songs — except for Belarus, which has been asked to rework its song’s lyrics over political content. The odds have changed with each and every premier. But now that the releases are over, bar that one outlier, is the competition looking clear?
On Monday Malta — and its gorgeous singer Destiny — released “Je me casse”, her Beyoncé-meets-Charleston number about female empowerment. The bookies have responded. Four days ago she had odds as high as 16/1 according to Eurovision Oddschecker and was listed as eighth most likely to win. Hours after her release, as I type this, she is now second favourite to win with odds as low as 26/5. That is how you climb!
But Malta is not the only country moving up the oddstable. Beautiful Victoria from Bulgaria with her song “Growing Up Is Getting Old” is a solid third with odds as low as 6/1. In an interview with Wiwibloggs, which we published on Sunday, Victoria shared that her stage director Marvin Dietmann believed that “Growing Up Is Getting Old” had the best potential for staging among her possible entries, suggesting big things are in store.
Oddschecker presents odds using the fractional system. So, for example, betting £8 on Bulgaria to win with odds of 8/1 would win the betmaker £8, for a total profit of £7. The list below shows the odds as of 22:00 CET on 15 March.
Eurovision 2021 odds: Malta now second favourite to win
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At the time of writing, both Malta and Bulgaria are in a sea of blue, meaning that the bookies are growing more confident of their chances of success. Most other countries in the Top 10 are red, which means the bookies are growing less confident in their chances.
Even as the odds rise and fall, Switzerland still remains the favourite. And France’s Barbara Pravi is holding steady as the act considered fourth most-likely to win.
Iceland’s Daði Freyr continues to drift, having moved from contest favourite before Switzerland’s reveal, to fourth shortly after the leak of his song “10 Years” and now to eighth favourite with his song officially revealed.
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