Odds On For Stockholm?
Posted by Caroline on March 24, 2007
If the bookies are to be believed, we could be set for a return to Stockholm for Eurovision 2008. Early odds released by William Hill have installed Swedish rockers The Ark as favourites to triumph in Helsinki, with odds of 7-1 on their track The Worrying Kind.
Snapping at their heels, meanwhile, are Switzerland’s DJ Bobo (11-1), Belarus’ Dimitry Koldun (Eurovision Blog’s current favourite), also at 11-1, while Russia’s Serebro, Greece’s Sarbel and Bulgaria’s ethno-trance track are not far behind at 13-1.
Of this year’s four newcomers, Serbia are favourites to make a splash in Helsinki (15-1), with the odds considerably longer than the other newbies – Georgia are 40-1, Czech Republic 67-1 while poor old Montenegro are languishing among the outsiders (who also include Portugal, Albania, Lithuania and the Netherlands) at 101-1.
As for the UK, well Scooch are currently 17-1 to bring the contest back to Blighty, although the bookies are offering odds of 26-1 on them scoring no points at all.
Personally, Eurovision Blog fancies a flutter on Slovenian opera diva Alenka Gotar, or Malta’s Olivia Lewis with the wonderful flamenco number Vertigo, both of which are currently 26-1. Having pocketed a modest sum betting on Lordi last year, we’re naturally keen to repeat our success…..