Top 10 Eurovision 2017 odds
Which countries will be among the top ten in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017?
We’re still less than two months from Eurovision 2017 but already the betting is hotting up before the finalists have even taken shape. The countries involved in Eurovision are done with selecting their acts for the song contest in a bid to take the Eurovision 2017 crown in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv on 13th May. The bookies’ odds compilers are already hard at work to decide who the early favourites and rank outsiders are likely to be when the finalists embark on Kyiv’s International Exhibition Centre. Let’s take a look at who the bookmakers think are in with a genuine chance of success, the potential dark horses and those who might as well not even turn up.
Reaching the top 10 is definitely a goal for each of the participating country. You have some contenders for the first 4 and top 5 but there are still lots of countries which might rank inside the top 10 at this year’s Eurovision.
Bulgaria is heading to Kiev with a 17 years old boy Kristian Kostov who is going to sing a charming ballad called ”Beautiful Mess”. He turned 17 years old in March, making him the youngest competitor in the contest. But the bookies certainly think that Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov is seasoned beyond his years, as they have moved him into fourth position to win.
Australia has to cross half of the world to be present in Kiev, but the travel seems to be a worthy one this year, as the Aussie entry is ranked into the top 10 in the odds. Even Isaiah Firebrace’s ballad looks to have nothing different than the others from the contest, the fact that this is the song of Australia may highlight this entry on the eyes of the fans, who loved the first 2 entries at the Eurovision in the years before.
Russia has always ranked inside the top 10 since 2012 and this year this country has big chances to continue this achievement. The catchy and gawky English pronunciation of the singer Yuliya Samoylova is matching the tastes of ESC fans. Yuliya, the 2nd wheelchair singer in the history of Eurovision has to face prior to her travel to Kiev some problems regarding the conflicts between her country and Ukraine. EBU has to ensure Russia the acces to the competition, while Ukraine is forced to accept that.
After the disappointing result of last year, Serbia returns to the favorite entries at this year’s festival. Bookmakers are already tipping Serbia for success this year. Following the release of the song’s instrumental, Serbia’s odds were cut to as low as 10/1. As always we’ll be keeping an eye on the odds to see whether the bookies still think Tijana could do very well in Kyiv.
Considered to be at the boarder between a top 10 entry and a sure qualifier in the final are Greece, Estonia, Poland and Iceland.