In her Eurovision 2021 song, Greece’s Stefania sings of a “rockin’ romance”. And now the 18-year-old star is rocking up the Eurovision 2021 odds table amid rumours that her staging will be next level.
On March 15, Greece was the 15th favourite to win Eurovision 2021 with odds of 59/1. A month later she has moved past Moldova, Russia, San Marino, Finland and Cyprus to become 10th favourite with a price of 28/1. Yes, her odds have basically halved! A lot of folks are convinced that she is the dark horse — or should we say dark pegasus?! — of the year.
Eurovision 2021 odds: Greece enters the Top 10 of the betting table
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Greek fans will be thrilled. In recent months Stefania has enjoyed immense goodwill in the country, where she’s appeared in a number of magazines, including on the cover of Gala, the biggest of the celebrity mags. What’s more, songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos, who wrote both of Stefania’s Eurovision songs, had extra time to get to know her as an artist following the cancellation of Eurovision. “Last Dance” really suits her.
So what’s driving the bookies to slash the odds? It’s reports that Stefania is attempting staging that’s never been seen at Eurovision before.
Katja Zwart, a journalist at Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, said the staging may “have something to do with the Pegasus or with Atlas and the Earth that he holds in his hands,” as we saw in the music video.
As ESC Portugal reports, she also referred to a recent interview with Head of Contest Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen. In an interview with AD he referred to a country — which Katja says is Greece — that will have epic staging. He said:
“Of course I won’t mention names, but there is, for example, an act that didn’t catch my eye at first. But from what I know they are going to take a big risk with their stage presentation.”
“That will be a challenge for our director. I saw video footage of it from a small gym somewhere in Europe. If their plans work, it will be something that I know has never been done before.”
Are you excited to find out what Stefania will unveil on the Eurovision stage? Do you think she should have been in the Top 10 ages ago anyway? Let us know in the comments box below.