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We like adult portions of food. But we’ll make an exception when it comes to pasta. That’s because Croatia’s Baby Lasagna isn’t just the favourite to win. He’s increasingly the big favourite to win.

The “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” singer is watching his odds narrow by the minute. That means the betmakers are increasingly confident that he’s going to take the Eurovision crown. 

Eurovision 2024 betting odds: Croatia’s Baby Lasagna narrows as favourite to win

 
 
 
 
 
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The Croatian star has been consistent in rehearsals, delivering a confident performance that’s eye-popping but not overly polished. The viral videos of his dance moves have done him a few favours too.

During the dress rehearsal on Wednesday evening, we watched the audience performing the famous “arm pump.” And on the live feed you could hear the crowd chanting “ohhhh ohhh” in the chorus. The transmission of that energy — from audience to viewer — will no doubt give folks at home the confidence and push to vote Croatia.

The only other country currently “in the blue” is Ireland’s Bambie Thug. Their performance in the semi-final dress rehearsal was nothing short of breathtaking. The performance is cinematic — it’s like a high fashion horror flick and feels like nothing we’ve ever seen at Eurovision.

Switzerland, Italy and Ukraine — second through fourth favourites — all have odds under 9/1.

Completing the Top 10 are The Netherlands, France, Israel, Greece, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. (The last two countries are both at 100/1).

So what do you think? Can Baby Lasagna go all the way?

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Lolo
Lolo
3 days ago

Man can’t even sing live, this isn’t winning.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
7 days ago

Thankfully Croatia didn’t win, song isn’t that good at all.

Eva
Eva
7 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

I prefer Croatia over Metler, who won by cheating. No one has ever won by being only 5th in the peoples vote. I he had the honor he should to give up the prize because winning in this way is cheating This win is a scam

David Damen
David Damen
12 days ago

i would be happy if he won tbh i think its a good song and its not like a joke because it has layers to it

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
12 days ago

Two things about the performance on Tuesday. 1. The way the arena danced and sang with him… unreal. 2. The smirk and a wink in lhe last shot…brilliant.
He did soo good, and with such ease.
The song is a real crowd pleaser and he makes people feel good, you can tell.
If he does win, it will be one of the most deserving wins…like ever.

Lolo
Lolo
4 days ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

People weren’t singing with him, all of the woohoos came from the backtrack.

Gabago
Gabago
12 days ago

Europe! World! Italiani! Tonight we have Angelinaaa!

Eurofan23
Eurofan23
13 days ago

Kaarja as been confirmed for the semi final 2!!! ITS CRAZY ITS PARTYY

Eurofan23
Eurofan23
13 days ago

I dont think so. The next year’s contest will be in Switzerland

Alex
Alex
13 days ago

Who is wasting his money in Croatia?

Alen
Alen
13 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Everyone who knows what SMART investment is (you – not Obviously) #meow

Marlinken
Marlinken
13 days ago

I’d be happy with a Ukraine, Italy, Netherlands or (outsider options) even a UK or Ireland win but, if I could pick, I’d choose Croatia. It’s time for them to win. The energy is right and when I saw Baby Lasagna perform tonight it felt “different” in the way that winning songs often do. Zagreb 2025.

zelenovi
zelenovi
13 days ago

Your periodic reminder that the international jury for Irish Eurosong – one of four members being DEBAN-ADEREMI-WIWIBLOGGS-DOT-COM – would have preferred that awful boyband over Bambie, currently on track to have Ireland’s best result SINCE THE MID-1990s……

If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry. 😀

Glenn
Glenn
12 days ago
Reply to  zelenovi

I was nearly crying when Ireland got through. I wouldn’t even call it a song, it’s just a load of muttering and shouting. One of the worst entries ever in the history of the contest. I really can’t believe that a good song like Poland’s was knocked out and this terrible dirge is in the final.

Fabian
Fabian
13 days ago

Good luck for Croatia and Italy! Croatia would be the 2nd Balkan nation for hosting Eurovision 🙂
Off topic but I also find Ukraine’s song overrated and boring.

Nadiia
Nadiia
13 days ago
Reply to  Fabian

You write 100 Off topic comments about not liking Ukraine.

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
13 days ago
Reply to  Nadiia

And here’s one more: I hope Jerry is calles out for the Bandera worshipping.

Nadors
Nadors
13 days ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

We don’t talk about politics at ESC, but only about love.
And we all love Ukraine, and sincerely hate and loathe ruzzia and the ruzzians.

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
12 days ago
Reply to  Nadors

Funny you shoukd say that since she herself posted a video in a sweater that says BANDERACIAGA.
And the majority of free civilized world stands with Ukraine in its fight against the aggressor. Inability to be critical of yourself ain’t doing you any favours.

Glenn
Glenn
12 days ago
Reply to  Nadors

I’ll second that. I really hope Russia never gets back into Eurovision – or its supporter Belarus.

Tommy
Tommy
13 days ago
Reply to  Fabian

Would be? Yugolsavia hosted in Zagred in 1990 and Serbia in Belgrade in 2008. What are you talking about?

Ressay
Ressay
13 days ago
Reply to  Tommy

Yugoslavia doesn’t exist…so the information is right…it would be the second balkan country to host the show

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
13 days ago
Reply to  Ressay

Silly! We are gonna pretend 1989/1990 never happened now? And mind you, it was Croatian group who won the Yugoslav competition representing TV Zagreb.
Also,, you guys are forgetting another Balkan country who won – Greece!

Farah_q
Farah_q
13 days ago

I wouldn’t mind, he deserves it, I mean, he’s actually the only one who wrote his song this year and he’s super nice. The song is a banger. Zagreb is ready

Nope
Nope
15 hours ago
Reply to  Farah_q

It’s just a cheap knock off of Cha Cha Cha, which really makes me wonder does he know how to do anything original?

Robert
Robert
13 days ago

OH MY GOD. I just saw a video from last night from the audience and then one with camera angles for broadcast. OH MY GOD. Croatia and Ireland are pure perfections. I honestly wouldn’t mind if we lost to Irish.

Glenn
Glenn
12 days ago
Reply to  Robert

ARE YOU MAD!!! Ireland’s is one of the worst ever entries in the history of the contest. It would be a disaster if Ireland won or even came in top ten. I agree with you about Croatia, though, its brilliant. Definitely my favourite to win.

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
14 days ago

RIM TIM TAGI WIN!

Glenn
Glenn
12 days ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

Agreed! Definitely! That’s if the UK can’t win and I’m not holding out much hope!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
14 days ago

Maneskin situation
4th or 5th jury
1st televote

Alex
Alex
13 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

I think this is more like Jamala situation: second in jury and second in televote, Italy win

Robert
Robert
14 days ago

Every time I check the odds they went up a bit. Obviously we have to wait semi 2 and see how will public react to Joost, Nemo, Angelina and Slimane’s performances but this is awesome to see.

Adrina
Adrina
14 days ago

I don’t see a Croatia as an obvious winner, as it is hard that it will manage to be even top 5 with the juries.

Robert
Robert
14 days ago
Reply to  Adrina

It is literally 4th in the odds to win jury vote. Kaarija was 4th last year with less jury friendly song.

Adrina
Adrina
13 days ago
Reply to  Robert

I don’t agree that Kaarija’s song was less jury friendly, it was fresh and better staged. I am just saying that Croatia is not an obvious winner, and odds are not reflecting the reality.

Ressay
Ressay
13 days ago
Reply to  Adrina

I dont know how they do it, but they habe showed us to be very accurate…These people from the odds the majority arent even eurofans at all, they just think about money and that makes them neutral. I think we live in a bubble.

Davie
Davie
14 days ago

I wouldn’t be upset to see Baby Lasagna win mainly because there is no other song that has obvious winner written all over it. He comes across as a great humble guy.

But in any other year, I don’t think that this song would have won Eurovision. Last year it was a straight contest between the polished pop perfection that was Tattoo and the joyous force of life that was Kaarija with Cha Cha Cha. This year, I see good songs, nice songs but nothing amazing.

That’s why I still think anything could happen. I don’t think it’s over yet.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
14 days ago

Bookies contest doesn’t exist..gambling not performing the songs..However Bookies prediction, polls do get closer to the winning combination…This year the following countries are fighting for victory Russia, Turkey, Andora, Macedonia, montenegro lol just joking,. The winner will cone from Israel (If the political situation doesn’t effect it) Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia or will there be surprise of the night, we will see won’t we

Eyal
Eyal
14 days ago

The song is a jingle. But the real reason I don’t like it enough is the song title.

Jo.
Jo.
14 days ago

this balkan legend is the one to beat

Thanos
Thanos
14 days ago

I don’t think it’s as easy as the odds are suggesting. I think the final is going to be really unpredictable. Nevertheless, I would really love a Croatian victory.

Doris
Doris
14 days ago

Awful, even Estonia 2008 would have been a better winner.

Alen
Alen
14 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Your comment is disrespectful and AWFUL!!

Salem
Salem
14 days ago

I would definitely welcome a first victory for Croatia in Eurovision! 🙂 Still think the race is more open than the odds suggest though. I believe both Italy, France, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Ireland, Greece and Norway are serious contenders in addition to Croatia. This is super exciting!

Ressay
Ressay
13 days ago
Reply to  Salem

It’s just between Italy, Switzerland and Croatia…maybe France if the jury skyrocket him out of the space with a bunch of votes…

Glenn
Glenn
12 days ago
Reply to  Salem

NOT IRELAND!!!

Bastian
Bastian
14 days ago

Apparently Bambi had the word ”cease fire” written in celtic on their forehead during the dressrehearsal. Will this count as a political mesage? What do u guys think?

Sorry for double posting, but I thought this was interesting news.

Jo.
Jo.
14 days ago
Reply to  Bastian

she’s supporting nutsa

Devito
Devito
14 days ago
Reply to  Bastian

That pun is obviously directed at G#za, but let’s not forget what happened in 2022 when the Kalush Orchestra yelled, “Save Mariupol, yada yada!” and received no consequences. Actually, it helped bring the victory to Ukraine. Depending on the nation, I think the EBU’s tolerance for political content varies. Sweden, for example, would receive a free pass card for singing “Stop IL, save PSE”, whereas a representative of an Eastern European nation with fewer than ten million people would receive a red flag and face either a fine or both a fine and a dump. I don’t believe that the… Read more »

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
14 days ago
Reply to  Bastian

There’s always fire burning.
.somewhere.
The answer is YES ans NO.

Nadiia
Nadiia
13 days ago
Reply to  Bastian

Today I saw a photo of Bambie with a bare chest, taped nipples and the word PORK in capital letters tattood or painted on their chest.
I don’t know how that could help with a ceasefire anywhere in the world.

Ressay
Ressay
13 days ago
Reply to  Nadiia

I think you’re getting things out of the context…

Ressay
Ressay
13 days ago
Reply to  Bastian

It is what it is…or maybe Celtic people are dying somewhere..I dont knoe…