Origin of winner Eurovision 2017 Odds
The 26 finalists at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is:
- "Big Five".
- Ukraine (the host).
- The 10 countries with most points from semi-final 1.
- The 10 countries with most points from semi-final 2.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala. This will be the second time the contest takes place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in 2009 and 2013. The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May and the final on 13 May 2017.
Since 2014 edition of the festival, the winner is coming from the second semi-final of the contest. This year, the second semi-final looks to be better than the first, this fact rising the probability of keeping this tone of the origin of winner. In 2017, this semi-final includes fan favorites entries such as Denmark, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Russia and Estonia. All of them are sure qualifiers in this semi but, when talking about real chances of winning, there would only be to mention Denmark, Bulgaria and Russia, as the other countries need a very good staging in order to get the 1st place. Even Romania, Macedonia and Estonia are in the need of an impresing entry in Kiev, this semi-final includes countries such as Serbia, Israel, Norway and Switzerland which may take the advantage of having a deep history in this competition, knowing how to capitalize their pluses and hide their minuses.
On the other hand, the first semi-final is full of songs in English language, Portugal’s entry being the only one that breaks this ”rule”. Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Greece and the controversial entry of Portugal are going for the win in the Grand Final. Excepting Australia, all of the mentioned countries have already felt the taste of a victory in Eurovision, but the non-European countries did very well at the last 2 editions of the ESC when it was invited to take part.
Regarding the host and the ”Big 5” countries, Ukraine, France and Italy are the only ones that matter when looking for a possible winner. Gabbani went from outsider to hot favourite to win Italy’s ticket to Eurovision this year as his Sanremo performances captured attention around the world.
The song has a strong message about humanity whilst offering a view on social media addiction, evolution and the need for calm in life
The Eurovision interest in France has been growing steadily since Amir represented them at the 2016 contest. For the 2017 edition the broadcaster received more than 300 potential entries from which they chose Alma and the song ”Requiem”. Every year there is always particular interest in the act representing the host country of the Eurovision Song Contest and this year is no exception. As we can see, the band from Ukraine O Torvald is not even in potential TOP 5. However, the band is very hot right now in Ukraine. They are currently on their promotional tour through 22 cities and have just released the new album.