Eurovision Song Contest
Whilst some people will be cheering on their Euromillions numbers in the first Tuesday night draw, acts from around Europe will be battling it out in the first semi-final in this year’s Eurovision contest. France are the 7/4 favourites in the Eurovision Song Contest betting and after it was announced that the talented Amaury Vassili would be singing Sonnu in the Corsican language, it was subject to some considerable support. Usually most acts don’t like to take such a gamble so it will be interesting to see if people opt for France or go with the usual pop tune or power ballad.
The United Kingdom are represented this time round by ‘man band’ Blue. The group, who started out over a decade ago and sold just over 13 million records will perform the self-written song I Can, which makes a huge change from the usual public vote. They are currently 9/1 to repeat the success of Katrina and the Waves back in 2007 but will their vocals be enough to swing the competition their way. They are already through to the final due to being one of the four biggest financial contributors to the EBU.
Another country that has opted to go with an already established group is Ireland. The Irish will this year be represented by the somewhat annoying identical twin brothers John and Edward Grimes (Jedward). The pair are 14/1 to take the Eurovision crown with their version of Lipstick and some people think that their entertaining performance could land the big prize.
Estonia, who have a good Eurovision Song background having made six top 10 finishes and also winners in 2001, are represented by Getter Jaani. She will be singing "Rockefeller Street" and with the song being catchy and energetic, the 8/1 on offer could represent some value.
Other countries that feature towards the top of the Eurovision Song Contest betting are Hungary (14/1), Ireland (14/1), Germany (16/1) and Azerbaijan (16/1).
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