Sanremo voters weren’t the only ones to get a case of the shivers on Saturday, February 5. The bookies are apparently shaking too.

With nine songs revealed for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, the betting agencies have Italy’s Mahmood & Blanco down as the favourites to win it all. Their song “Brividi” — a contemporary ballad that sees two men pouring their hearts out — has already climbed to as high as No. 5 on the Spotify Global Viral chart, proving it has cross-border appeal.

Will the so-called “home curse” affect Italy — one of the most consistent nations at Eurovision in recent years? The bookies say no.

Second favourite at the moment is Poland

The country won’t stage its national final Krajowe Eliminacje until February 19. But buzz has been building since the January 14 confirmation of the lineup.

Fans have been going into meltdown over Krystian Ochman’s song “River”. A quick scroll through YouTube comments sees them praising the emotional number for showcasing his voice. Many say the song gives them goosebumps all over their bodies.

Rounding out the bookies’ Top 3 is Greece’s Amanda Tenfjord

The singer-songwriter, who was born in Greece but grew up in Norway, has had some success on the Norwegian charts, owing to her folk-indie sound, which comes wrapped in Nordic polish.

She recently told Gala magazine in Greece that her Eurovision entry is her favourite song that she’s ever written. Given the strength of her past work — like “Kill The Lonely” and “Then I Fell In Love” — it’s no wonder the bookies are feeling good.  

Eurovision 2022 odds: Italy favourite to win  

Accurate as of 18:00 GMT on 6 February

 
 
 
 
 
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As you can see, Australia is currently down as fourth favourite. Their national final includes the likes of Eurovision 2017 alum Isaiah Firebrace, Australia Decides returnee Jaguar Jonze and the wildly popular band Voyager. 

Which countries do you think the bookies are underrating and overrating at this point? 

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Dragan
Dragan
2 months ago

Serbian song by Konstrakta is pure art in music and perfomance. Nothing like that you can hear on Eurosong this year or even before. You can listen it over and over again and no chance to be born to you.” The artist must be healthy…”

Dragan
Dragan
2 months ago

Serbia will be in the Top 3!

Gabriel
3 months ago

Remember Malta last year …..odds and first place???? Malta take 7th place…..they take the money….. Spain is 35/1 …….. really?????

Iris
Iris
4 months ago

The accuracy of betting odds are bad this early

Look at the betting odds after the semifinals,and after the running order has been revealed! Then they are much more accurate, because we have seen the live performances + running order is very important. If a potential winner gets 2nd, they will not win, but if they get 24th they have a much higher chance of winning.

I really like brividi, but a double win is unlikely with the new points system honestly. And who knows, maybe the unreleased songs are masterpieces

Camille
Camille
4 months ago

Mark my words. Spain will slay

Luca
Luca
4 months ago

Chanel’s SlowMo for Spain is SO underrated. Sale thing happened during Spain’s national final… so I won’t be surprised if she does the same in Turin and gets to the top three. Save this comment for later

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  Luca

Its not memorable enough as a song. Amazing performance but we ve seen it… I will end up 13-20

David
David
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

Oh no, you haven’t seen it. You think you have, which is different.

PeterP
PeterP
4 months ago

“Brividi” and “River”,
equally 1st place on eurovision 2022,
Unique songs !
Good luck Italy, and Poland
<3

Last edited 4 months ago by PeterP
Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago

I am Polish. I LOVE Krystain’s song. I don’t really care about the odds because it’s to early to predict anything. The only important thing for me is that my country will choose wisely so we won’t be ashaned of our representative, like last year.

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
4 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

You’re right, it’s way too early to be talking about bookies and favourites with only about 35% of the songs picked, saying Italy is the favourite is pretty pointless at the moment.

Martin
4 months ago

Maybe give 2023 odds aswell while you at it? Lmao ??

Evelyn
Evelyn
4 months ago
I fell in love with the song river and that singer's voice, currently number one for me
Stef
Stef
4 months ago

wow, all I can say is that 180 comments are a lot for people who don’t care about odds!

wrrgegg
wrrgegg
4 months ago

sooooooo
oddschecker is banned by accessing by greece’s goverment 😀

Mirko
Mirko
4 months ago

Despite of thinking that betting odds at this time are absolutely useless, i’m really disappointed about the negativity and toxicity inside some fandoms – especially from Poland and Greece. Do you wanna support your artist? You’re very welcome, so go on every sites and listen to their music, but please don’t push everyone else down just for your pleasure.

Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

What toxicity?

Luk
Luk
4 months ago

Poland Good luck!!!

Brit-bit
Brit-bit
4 months ago

Oh hey y’all 😉 just wish that Poland win at least once in ESC… they are so good in Junior ESC

Micky Drew
Micky Drew
4 months ago

Australia were top for weeks and had only released 2 songs that weren’t any good. These odds are literally based on nothing.

Ps. Voyager and wildly popular shouldn’t belong in the same sentence. ?

Ern
Ern
4 months ago

Betting odds are fun, but it’s far too early to take them seriously. We haven’t even heard all the songs.

Also, you don’t really know what people will want to hear come May.

Maciej Wasilewski
Maciej Wasilewski
4 months ago

Until May Italian song will get bored due a huge success now .There is a light for an underrated and not well known and hearded songs like a Polish one.Ochman’s live performance will be Great too !! Go Poland for your first trophy ever !

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
4 months ago

Early feb odds top… must be a winner. 😮

Erik
Erik
4 months ago

#5 on Spotify global top 50. I don’t know about the viral charts but it’s on the actual global daily charts they reached the fifth position!

Julius
Julius
4 months ago

Quick note before I say anything. I’m Polish and I’m just in love with Ochman’s music, so I may be a little biased (but I’m trying not to). Brividi is a good song and I like it a lot, but I had a feeling that guys struggled with the high notes during the performance and just the whole gig seemed A BIT unpolished and messy. On the other hand I just can’t wait for Ochman to perform “River” live. I’m quite positive that he’s the type of an artist who does better on stage than in studio. The thing that… Read more »

Nikki
Nikki
4 months ago
Reply to  Julius

Totally agree about Struggles with high notes and overall performance when singing brividi.

Julius
Julius
4 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Uff, and I was worried that I was too critical.

Iris
Iris
4 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

I believe that Mahmood (guy with short black hair), fainted before the performance because of food poisoning. Something along the lines of that at least, so that might explain that the singing was not perfect

Last edited 4 months ago by Iris
McAnderson
4 months ago
Reply to  Julius

To me “River” sounds a lot like last years “tout l’universe”. In style at least. I assume we’ll hear a lot of similar songs this year: with a slow piano intro with gray colors, uplifting loud verse and a fadeaway to high soprano notes. This seems to be a trend. It’ll be intersting to see if “River” will manage to differentiate itself enough from other songs. Would be cool if Poland won 🙂

Julius
Julius
4 months ago
Reply to  McAnderson

I mean it’s not only the case of this year. It’s difficult to compose a ballad without using certain instruments, even more if you wanna build specific vibe. It applies not only to Eurovision, but the whole industry. You gotta find different way to make it stand out of the other ones. For Ochman it’s the fusion of classical/opera techniques with modern beats often simmilar to these in rap/trap music. I wouldn’t be worried about his performance, because he’s originally an opera singer, so I’m quite positive that not only he’s gonna do well during national finals, but also it… Read more »

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Brividi is charing in many markets in Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music. Interesting!

I don’t know why Greece is so high out of the blue.

Poland will probably do very well.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

hey have heard the Greek entry???>>? how

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Lol. Hyping up the entry is such a arrogant way is not helping Amanda or Greece. You and many more were hyping up the greek staging like this last year, at the end what we got was cool and fun but far from epic and with many mistakes. Your source is EurovisionFun, everyone can read what the say about the song. I believe too that Amanda will deliver something great because shes a great artist but really, no need for this kind of arrogant hype, it only annoys eurofans. Even if the song is a masterpiece some people can start… Read more »

pluma
pluma
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

The think is that those coments come out from people that they are not Greeks, believe me

Otis
Otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

What is your real problem with Greece? What is the matter with your behavior? Whoever writes for Greece there is a conspiracy theory written by you down… Are you someone who hates Greece or what? There are millions of posts that i read that I have a different opinion, that sometimes I laugh or that sometimes I believe that someone may lie or try to manipulate vote and I dont care about thay means I dont reply. .. But youuu??? Is like you want to convince people about yoooourrr opinion??? Why is that? Dont you have more things to do… Read more »

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  Otis

You uncultured thing, I am the biggest fan of Amanda. My username is literally her name backwards. You cant understand my comment and you think its hateful because you are one of those toxic eurofans that think that hyping up an entry in an arrogant way and to the extreme extent will do any good.

Otis
Otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

you dont know me. how you dare of speaking to me like this and make announcements about me? this is insult.. you are calling me toxic cause I have a different opinion than you? are you a bot or what? you dont even know me. keep playing your hateful game and leave us enjoy music!!!

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  Otis

You made a whole post about me and I am the one who speaks about you and attacks you? Get out of my face

Otis
Otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

This post was a reply to all the posts that you write about Greece and your conspiracy theories… Dont think too much cause you are burning your head. This was not my post as you see but someone elses that you just used (after so many more posts) just to speak bad for Greeks and greek fan clubs for no reason just because they support their singer and they try to promote her. This is insane. You are insane i guess. So after all these posts your time came too have an answer. so take your answer and leave us… Read more »

Otis
Otis
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

just check who wrote first an essay about Greeks and how bad they are! unacceptable version of person

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  Otis

My dear Otis I didnt say anything bad about Greeks or greek fan clubs! I only talked about some people that do one particular kind of arrogant hyping up! And I only said it because I dont want people to be annoyed by Amanda before they even hear the song! We are on the same side here, are you really unable to see it?

Sonam
Sonam
4 months ago
Reply to  Otis

Please, stop embarrassing Greek fans and yourself

Bella
Bella
4 months ago

I wouldn’t say “River” sounds like Arcade, but it does sound like they tried to copy it and ended up with a cheap knock-off instead. It’s still an improvement vs. what Poland has sent in recent years though (but that says more about the low quality of their recent entries than about River itself).

Mariah
Mariah
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

A cheap knock-off? yeah, you wish.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

oh cmon guys, it’s a good ballad that sticks to your head. Yes it reminds me of some songs like Arcade but it is a good song that could be a surprise winner. As if we were not surprised when Portugal won in 2017 or Azerbaijan in 2011~!

Bella
Bella
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

To each their own taste! 🙂 I see what you’re saying but I don’t think your examples are good: Portugal 2017 was always a favorite (odds slightly below Occidentali’s Karma before the contest kicked off, then jumped to first right when rehearsals started) and Azerbaijan 2011 is broadly considered the worst winner ever (on top of having the lowest point average across all ESC winners) so I’d rather not have that kind of “surprise” again.

Micky Drew
Micky Drew
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Running Scared is one of the best winners in my opinion.

Fairytale on the other hand was so cheap and bland… how it won is beyond me.

Dami I’m should have also beat 1944.

Kate Miller Heidke was robbed.

Efendi was massively robbed last year.

Roxen and Albina should have at the very least qualified

The EU voting public have some questionable taste that is for sure

Maciej Wasilewski
Maciej Wasilewski
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Just one question !Are you Italian ?

Micky Drew
Micky Drew
4 months ago

Nope.

sfoklus
sfoklus
4 months ago

No, it’s mainly because a person or two have listened to the Greek entry and they think it’s a strong contestant.

Also because a 10 second snippet has been released from the Trondheim Soloists in an Instagram story.

It sounds very promising.

Last edited 4 months ago by sfoklus
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

brividi is charting in 11 countries on spotify today so i can totally understand the hype

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

I think I would have liked Brividi much more if someone like Fedez sang this instead of Mahmood. I know he is married and has children, but now I’m talking only about voice and energy that I prefer. It’s all just about personal preference and I’m not big fan of Mahmood’s taste and music.

Vale
Vale
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Mahmood can sing, Fedez can’t. Mahmood wrote that song with Blanco. And actually it is quite unfortunate that non Italian speakers are not able to understand the words. The song is mainly in rhymes.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

To take a break from bickering over the odds, I have news that Austria will announce their artist tomorrow! I don’t know if it is only the artist name or a song release too, but I am excited to see who will represent Austria.

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
4 months ago

Delegations have started playing games with the bookies early this year.

jack
jack
4 months ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

malta has joined the chat

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  jack

Destiny and the rest of the Maltese team learned their lesson. I don’t think they will try this strategy this year. Maybe in the future, when the Destiny-fiasco will be forgotten.

Last edited 4 months ago by Im so fab
Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

It wasn’t destiny paying for betting odds but the Maltese broadcaster as they did in 2016 and 2019.

Same for Azerbaijan in previous years

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Please, let’s not pretend Destiny was an innocent angel. She knew what was happening. Knew about the odds, the plethora of “vote for Malta” ads, the bias of the ESC sites in favor of her.

And she was the most arrogant singer of all. She literally gave herself 12 points on Nikki’s interview.

Esc 2021 is over and some truths must be finally spoken.

Last edited 4 months ago by Im so fab
Martin
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

True thank god that fatty flopped hard and should of been even lower

Luka Stemberger
Luka Stemberger
4 months ago

How is nobody talking about Spain???

Kint
Kint
4 months ago

Because it’s not that great.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Yeah it is outside the top 10 which is a surprise considering we still have not heard most of the songs. I guess SPAIN will go back to the top 10 as soon as have heard all of the songs (unless this year is strong?).

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It wont happen guys. Chanel is amazing but shes 4-5 years late, she could have been top 10 in previous years but now… weve seen this, weve heard this. Absolutely no shade, I love Chanel and I enjoy the performance, I just can see why its not high on the bets.

Tomi
Tomi
4 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

Cyprus has tried this genre before with Fuego, Replay, El Diablo & La La Love . All 4 of them were much much better than SloMo.

Tomi
Tomi
4 months ago

Because SloMo isn’t as good as the die-hard fans think it is?

James
James
4 months ago

I think Norway will win the televote with the banana song. Italy may win jury though.

Panagiotis
Panagiotis
4 months ago
Reply to  James

Why do you really believe that italy can win jury? jajajaj i have to remind you that jury was the one that did not help mahmood to win in the past also. Who told tha juries always have to insist in ballads? and especially the bland ballads of Italy? Italy was never supported when they have sent typical ballads. will not be an exception. Italy can only be saved by voters this year! Mahmood voice will be again a mess in eurovision like previous time. In san remo he was outstanding and during final a mess!!

frisian esc
frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  Panagiotis

because juries didnt vote for mahmood because he is mahmood and so brividi is going to do exactly the same with the juries this year as soldi did in 2018?

Panagiotis
Panagiotis
4 months ago
Reply to  frisian esc

no but if you think in that way … you can wonder also why juries are going to do exactly how they do with every italian entry and have italy top?

Kint
Kint
4 months ago
Reply to  frisian esc

Soldi was 2019

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago

The odds are wrong. San Marino will win with a new record of most points. They will be represented by Valentina Monetta ft Lady Gaga. Their NF is a trick to make a surprise announcement at the start of March.

Valentina’s backyard 2023 <3

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

San Marino / Cyprus colab? :0

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

Do you think is there any case Lithuania can win this year?

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Omg people i haven’t heard the Lithuania songs yet that’s why I am asking. Try to keep your inner angry shelf on the closet. Jesus, the negativity here is outrageous.

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

No, San Marino will win.

Kint
Kint
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Sentimentai and Not Your Mother are the stand-up entries from Lithuania.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

WHy are you asking about Lithuania specifically?? Their NF songs suck (for my taste ofc) and i can see no good song that can reach top 10.

wrrgegg
wrrgegg
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

he is asking because for his taste the songs are good

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
4 months ago

Italy’s the only one that belongs in the conversation at the moment but I can’t imagine them winning it all again this year. Their stellar 2017-2021 run (Diodato included) is finally over. Probably the best run any country has ever had in ESC history, taking into account not just the results, but most importantly quality of the entries themselves and their staying power…

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

2015-2021… Don’t leave Grande Amore out of it.

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Grande Amore is a masterpiece. But their.2016 entry was mediocre at best and cannot be included in the golden era.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

2018 song was underwhelming as well.

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Not my cup of tea either, but most people it, so it’s “quality”.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

I’m very curious about Montenegro and United Kingdom. I think this year’s winner will be internally selected.

Tomi
Tomi
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I think the UK will finish in the TOP5 this year.

Chris Bellis
Chris Bellis
4 months ago
Reply to  Tomi

Tomi, if you think that, please get yourself onto Betfair and back it. Last year I had a real struggle finding anyone to match my bet for the UK to come last. Admittedly it was the deadest of certs ever. This year is unlikely to be any different, despite all the hype about the Dua Lipa team running it.

Pearli
Pearli
4 months ago

Greeks are hyping their entry again. Yawn.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
4 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

I’m Greek and I’m extremely surprised that we are that high in the odds

jack
jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

please, the team and the sites that get information from them hype it, Greeks dont even know who Amanda is

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  jack

true but who cares, if the song is not strong, Greece will drop just like other countries.

Andreas
Andreas
4 months ago

Odds, at this early stage of the competition, are quite useless. However Italy’s17% chance of winning is problably problably boosted by the massive success Brividi is getting on the international streaming platforms.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Andreas

In fact, the global success of Brividi at Spotify does not mean people across the whole world and Europe listen to it, most those streams are from Italy and Italy has more than 60 millions of people.

Erik
Erik
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It’s not enough with 60 million streams to make it to the top. Otherwise you would have had a lot more Italian music on the global charts. Italy is always playing the Sanremo participants a lot. But it’s just there two recent years that the winners charted globally.

Iris
Iris
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It will not get on the world chart if only one country listens to it lol

China and India have 1 billion people each, but you do not see their most popular and trending songs on the world chart, because it is a WORLD chart, not country

Besides it has topped charts in countries like Lituania and Switzerland too so idk

Philip Dunne
Philip Dunne
4 months ago

I think theres no point in betting until all the acts are in.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Philip Dunne

actually you can make good money if you bet on countries now before we hear all of them and we get an idea of the big songs.

Chris Bellis
Chris Bellis
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

This is true. Top 5 for Sweden and bottom 5 for UK and Spain has worked well for me for four years out of five over nearly the last 15 years actually. Add in Germany to be bottom 5 and you have some nice bets, if anyone will take them that is.

darkland
darkland
4 months ago

so called “Eurofans” are haters of Poland. The truth is that “River” is the best song we’ve ever had, but their expectations are only growing and growing… Even if Jennifer Lopez was representative of Poland, they would still complain.

On the other hand I’m sure that if River represented Australia or Sweden, they would pee out of rejoice.

Adnama
Adnama
4 months ago
Reply to  darkland

How are eurofans haters of Poland, everyone loves River lol

frisian esc
frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  darkland

if you really think the community loves sweden in eurovision than it’s clear you havent followed anything eurovision related in the last few years lmao. If you’re trying to make a point then atleast make a logical comparison.

Last edited 4 months ago by frisian esc
Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago
Reply to  darkland

To be honest, I’m not a fan of homophobic, anti-LGBTQ states that live in the medieval times and violate human rights.

So yeah, I might be a hater of Poland Hungary, Russia, Belarus and whatever. I have the right to do it.

Meg
Meg
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

This is the song contest. Let’s vocus on the songs and be beyond politics. In the olimpics the best player wins no matter the country !

bib
bib
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

ulalala….so INTOLERANT…shame on YOU

darkland
darkland
4 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

I didn’t choose this government so stop crying

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  darkland

Drama queen much???

No one hates Poland, everyone says that River is probably the strongest song from Poland but it’s not very original or ground breaking.

However, i do stand with the betting odds, i think Poland could pull a Netherlands 2019 and win with combined votes. They have a strong televoting potential and juries could fall behind this entry.

Vale
Vale
4 months ago
Reply to  darkland

River is a good song. I just don’t like the fact it is sung in English. Why not in Polish?

George
George
4 months ago

Greece is now second in the odds, not third.

AlexC
AlexC
4 months ago

Betting odds are funny.

Roo
Roo
4 months ago
Reply to  AlexC

Largely pointless until all the songs are released.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago
Reply to  AlexC

I hate them.

Bart Remmers
Bart Remmers
4 months ago

Please. Most of the artist and/or songs are not known at this moment. Start the bookie-blogs when all songs can be heard and streamed. Italian entree totally overrated IMO. Weak entry after three fantastic songs (2019, 2020 and 2021). I think Mahmood and his friend will end up like Bilal’s ‘Roi’ in 2019.

Chris Bellis
Chris Bellis
4 months ago
Reply to  Bart Remmers

I have a feeling you are right there, Bart. Italy suffers a bit from the fact that Sanremo winners already have a competitive start, so the entry feels more impressive than it actually is, and of course at this stage there are only a few songs to compare it with.

Ben
Ben
4 months ago

The thing with Rivers and Poland is that EBU would like the contest to go to Poland next year, as Poland is already with one foot out of the EU. They think that an ESC in Warsaw would be a very positive sock for the human rights there, that’s why they promote the possibility of a polish win so much.

Niko
Niko
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

xDDD

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

If they want a “Polexit” – fine. Traveling people shouldn’t be stopped (like the UK). It is sad but we can’t change that (and Poland should take Hungary with them). If they want, they can join the “Club Russia”. To give them the ESC hosting, that they don’t leave the EU, is a stupid reason.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

PolEND is better imo. Exit doesn’t sound right

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Poland is NOT one foot out of EU.

frisian esc
frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Damnn the EBU should have let that belarusian protest song win in 2020. Belarus would get rid of lukashenko, join NATO, and introduce gay marriage all in the same year I think.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Poland doesn’t want to get out of the EU. At this point, its government is like a leech, they’ll suck the most resources out of the EU before they’re kicked out.

Markus
Markus
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Oh yeah, that makes sense… As we all know, the EBU already tried to give the win to the UK in 2016 before the Brexit referendum. Unfortunately it didn’t work out: Joe and Jake with „you’re not alone“ (…) came third to last. 

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Poland is not out of the EU. Even the fascists in the government said they are notr leaving the EU because they know it will destroy the country (see Brexit chaos).

Also, Poland hosted Junior Eurovision twice 🙂

Chris Bellis
Chris Bellis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

The EBU has nothing to do with the EU. Clue:Australia, Azerbaijan, Israel and loads of other non EU nations are in it.

kir
kir
4 months ago

I find placing Israel higher than Albania abominable.

Last edited 4 months ago by kir
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Albania are ALWAYS placed really low in the odds right up until the contest starts.
But remember, it is odds to WIN the contest and historically, Albania’s results are not good. That does play a part in the odds at this stage.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

very true words!

kir
kir
4 months ago

Any news from Switzerland, France, and Germany?

Esc addict
Esc addict
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Germany will reveal their potential acts in 3 days, with an online voting starting at the end of the month and a NF early march, France I don’t know probably a sign of life soon, Switzerland will wait until the end to reveal their act as always nothing new like Belgium, they are not even surprising.
I personally would like to have news about Russia, Azerbaidjan, Armenia and Georgia’s song too.

Léo
Léo
4 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

In recent years, Switzerland has systematically published its song in the second week of March.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Léo

I hope they send an Italian language song in honor of the Host Country Italy, but I’m gonna get really upset if they just send a rock song just because Italy won with one.

Riv5n
Riv5n
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

France NF will take place this month

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Riv5n

Source? There is no official confirmation yet and we’re towards mid February. Shouldn’t we have a press conference first?

I think and i hope France is waiting to surp[rise us first.

Riv5n
Riv5n
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

At the end of Junior eurovision the commentator who hosts the french NF said ” see you in February for the NF ” and apparently the show will be called ” En route pour l’eurovision ” you can already find the website on the internet

Sucof
Sucof
4 months ago

The first digital feedback around Europe already says that the song has the potential to become an international hit. Meanwhile, Billboard – the prestigious US magazine – already certifies it at the top of the European digital chart, a result that the other Eurovision song by Mahmood had already managed to centralize, namely “Money”, always before the competition
The song has also already reached the fifth place in the Global Top200 on Spotify, the large international streaming platform with over three million streams (3,384,192) in just 24 hours, surpassing the previous Italian record.

Last edited 4 months ago by Sucof
Pearli
Pearli
4 months ago

River is not that good and the fact that people compare it to Arcade and Switzerland 2021 is beyond me.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

they compare it based on the music. I don’t like the guy’s accent, it is too thick.

Me4
Me4
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

The guy was born and lived all his life in the USA

Evelyn
Evelyn
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex
you mean his american accent because he was born in USA
Aggie
Aggie
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

You mean his thick … American accent?

Evelyn
Evelyn
4 months ago
Reply to  Pearli
Krystian's voice is much stronger than that of an arcade singer
Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

What is the point of these odds when the majority of the songs are not yet known?

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

I think I would rather bet on who will not definetely win at this stage. I already ruled out more than 10.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

I like Brividi, but I think it’s crazy to start betting for a song/country this early. We don’t know most songs yet!

Last edited 4 months ago by ete sech
Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

But that’sd how you earn money. As soon as all the songs are revealed, people more or less know the biggest contenders and bet on them which makes earnings lower.

I am sure most of the insiders bet on countries now before the songs are revealed. That’s why we saw Netherlands so high in 2019 before they publish the song (same for Switzerland in the same year, a country that was struggling for over a decade).

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
4 months ago

Sorry, but River is doing nothing for me. Kind of the same ally like Sergey’s song Scream in 2019. Just ESC bait. But compliments to Ochman for at least co-writing the song.

Nick
Nick
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

If River gets a result like Scream, Poland should definitely choose Ochman! 😀

Last edited 4 months ago by Nick
Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

I think it is better than Scream but i see your point, they are in the same music genre