Eurovision Song Contest betting is available from online bookmakers, who will have a range of ESC betting markets including the Semi-Finals and matched betting between countries.
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Most major bookmakers are offering betting odds on which Countries will win ESC.
You can also place bets on the Eurovision Semi-Finals and a host of other ESC betting markets.
We have listed the type of bets you are likely to find when you are considering placing a Eurovision bet.
The most popular betting market available for this would be to predict the Eurovision Song Contest winner, the odds will be available a long time before May, so you can take advantage of early odds.
Make sure you watch the individual countries' selection process, you can then find a catchy song that could do well in the contest proper.
The best betting sites that offer Eurovision odds will also offer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and sometimes 5th place betting. This means if your selection finishes at the top of the leaderboard you will get paid out.
You will need to check how many places each of the best betting sites are paying.
There will be two Semi-Finals on Tuesday and Thursday ahead of the Saturday Eurovision contest.
Naturally, you tend to find those countries who are towards the head of the betting to win Eurovision in the Saturday Final are shortish prices to win their Semi-Final.
Betting odds will be available in both contests.
The dreaded nil points that many countries have experienced over the years mean you can profit by selecting the worst Eurovision song!
Will the UK finish with more points than Ireland? Will Sweden finish higher than Norway and Finland? Which Balkan country will finish in the highest position?
Can you find a country to make the top 5?
Can you find a country to make the top 10?
The Big 5 who automatically qualify for the final are the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Germany, which of these will finish in the highest position?
Which country will the expert jury select as the winner, and will it differ from the Tele Vote?
Will European voters choose a different winner than Jurys, you can place a bet on the Televote winner.
If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK.
We have in-depth reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites.
Alternatively, most bookmakers have betting apps you simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, then select Eurovision Betting.
There is nothing complicated about betting on the ESC, there is a range of betting markets that should be able to accommodate most of us who want to place a Eurovision bet.
Once you are at the betting site just follow the instructions below:
The betting odds for The Eurovision Song Contest are available as soon as the previous year's contest is over. The bookmakers do not even know the songs yet but they still price up the country's chances.
We follow all the odds and here is a round-up of the Eurovision Betting News from our OLBG News feed.
The Eurovision Song Contest betting market continues to change this week with the United Kingdom's entrant Mae Muller going from 33/1 to 25/1 in the past week. 25-year-old Muller was announced as the UK's entry with her song 'I Wrote A Song' instantly seeing the UK drift in the odds with UK betting sites to as big as 33/1. This week though has seen the position draw take place to see when she will perform and it turns out she will be the final act of the night in 26th place. Bet365 instantly cut Muller's odds into 25/1 following this news with a late position meaning that her performance will be fresh on the mind when voting opens
The long wait has ended on Thursday morning with United Kingdom's entrant for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest officially being announced. 25-year-old Mae Muller will represent the UK at Eurovision with her track I Wrote A Song hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sam Ryder last year. Bookmakers though have said that this damages the chance of the UK winning the song contest with their odds drifting from 10/1 to 33/1 overnight. Bet365 now say there's just a 2.9% chance that Muller and the UK wins Eurovision this year according to their betting odds.
Sweden are the new favourites for this year's Eurovision Song Contest with bookies moving them into 5/4 to win the event in May ahead of their Melodifestivalen event. Melodifestivalen will choose who will represent Sweden at the Song Contest and former winner Loreen looking like representing her country again. Loreen's performance in Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen put her straight into next week's final of the show and tied in with Paddy Power slashing Sweden's odds of winning.
Betting continues for this year's Eurovision Song Contest with bookies moving Italy into third favourite to win after a busy week for their Eurovision hopes. Italy hosted their Sanremo 2023 Festival last week with Marco Mengoni winning the chance to represent his country again at Eurovision. This instantly caused bookmakers to move their odds down with William Hill making Italy just 7/1 to win this year's Eurovision making them the new third favourites in the market.
The 2023 Festival Di Sanremo takes place this week with the first Semi-Final getting underway this evening and bookies are giving odds on who will win. Marco Mengoni is 2/1 to win Festival Di Sanremo and represent Italy at Eurovision for the second time after previously being their entrant back in 2013. Mengoni finished in 7th place that year and will be hoping to represent his country and go one better this year in the United Kingdom. William Hill says there's a 33% chance that Mengoni wins Festival Di Sanremo with the final set to take place on Saturday.
Talk around the Eurovision Song Contest ramps up this week with just three months remaining until the big show takes place in the UK. Bookies have constantly been chopping and changing the betting odds over who will win the show and the UK themselves have drifted out from 2/1 to as big as 10/1 to win now. We still don't know who the UK's entrant will be for this year's Eurovision but what we do know is William Hill now give them an implied probability of winning of just 9%.
Eurosong 2023 is Ireland's national format to pick who will represent them at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest later this year. Six finalists will compete against each other at Eurosong 2023 and it is Connolly who is the 15/8 favourite with bookies to win Eurosong and represent Ireland. The 20-year-old singer Jennifer Connolly, known by her stage name Connolly, is given a 34% chance of winning Eurosong according to William Hill's latest odds.
Betting continues around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest and the United Kingdom are the best odds that they've been in a long time to win the contest. Bookies make them 6/1 in the betting to win the whole thing after being chosen to host the show due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. 2022 entrant Sam Ryder came second in this year's Eurovision with his song Spaceman becoming the highest-scoring UK Eurovision entry ever with 466 points. William Hill's latest betting odds make Ukraine still the 2/1 favourites to win the show for the second year in a row.
Mel Giedroyc is the latest addition to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Host betting market with bookies making her 2/1 to be a host next year. Giedroyc has history with Eurovision after hosting the 'You Decide' event for the 2019 UK entrant as well as winning the 2020 Isolation Song Contest during lockdown. Smarkets now say that there's a 33.3% chance of Giedroyc hosting next year's Eurovision with a number of hosts expected for the event.
Betting is available around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest and bookies make it 8/11 that Ireland qualifies for next year's event. Ireland has qualified once in the last 10 years and it's hoped that with the Song Contest being so close to home next year that they will do so this year. At the current odds, there's a 57% chance that Ireland does go through to the finals of Eurovision in 2023. There are also odds of Ireland winning next year's Song Contest with a 40/1 chance of doing so according to Betway's latest odds.
Ukrainian Eurovision commentator Timur Miroshnychenko is the 8/13 bookies' favourite to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Miroshnychenko is a new entrant in the market and has gone straight into favourite with the UK hosting the famous show due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. This has made Smarkets make him the favourite as he may well be a big representative for his country at the Song Contest.
There have been no winning songs from single-figure draws since 2003. It is always best to have your song in the second half of the competition.
|2013||Denmark||Emmelie de Forest|
|2011||Azerbaijan||Ell and Nikki|
|2001||Estonia||Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL|
|1997||United Kingdom||Katrina and the Waves|
|1994||Ireland||Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan|
|1981||United Kingdom||Bucks Fizz|
|1979||Israel||Milk and Honey|
|1978||Israel||Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta|
|1976||United Kingdom||Brotherhood of Man|
|1967||United Kingdom||Sandie Shaw|
|1963||Denmark||Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann|
|Country||Eurovision Wins||Year Of Eurovision Win|
|Ireland||7||1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994,1 996|
|Sweden||6||1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015|
|France||5||1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977|
|Luxembourg||5||1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983|
|Netherlands||5||1957, 1959, 1969, 1975, 2019|
|UK||5||1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1997|
|Israel||4||1978, 1979, 198, 2018|
|Norway||3||1985, 1995, 2009|
|Denmark||3||1963, 2000, 2013|
|Italy||3||1964, 1990, 2021|
|Ukraine||3||2004, 2016, 2022|
|Year||Artist||Eurovision Winning Song||Winning Country|
|2022||The Kalush Orchestra||Stefania||Ukraine|
|2021||Maneskin||Zitti E Buoni||Itay|
|2017||Salvador Sobral||Amar Pelos Dois||Portugal|
|2014||Conchita Wurst||Rise Like A Phoenix||Austria|
|2013||Emmelie de Forest||Only Teardrops||Denmark|
|2011||Ell & Nikki||Running Scared||Azerbaijan|
|2006||Lordi||Hard Rock Hallelujah||Finland|
|2005||Helena Paparizou||My Number One||Greece|
|2003||Sertab Erener||Every Way That I Can||Turkey|
|2002||Marie N||I Wanna||Latvia|
|2001||Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, 2 XL||Everybody||Estonia|
|2000||Olsen Brothers||Fly On The Wings Of Love||Denmark|
|1999||Charlotte Nilsson||Take Me To Your Heaven||Sweden|
Solo singers have traditionally performed the best when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest.
In the last 10 years, there has been only two winning groups (Maneskin 2021, The Kalush Orchestra 2022) and one duo (Ell & Nikki 2011).
The breakdown is as follows:
|Artists||Lena||Ell & Nikki||Loreen||Emmelie de Forest||Conchita Wurst||Mans Zelmerlow|
|Gender||Female||Female & Male||Female||Female||Non/Binary||Male|
|Artists||Jamala||Salvador Sobral||Netta||Duncan Lawrence||Maneskin||The Kalush Orchestra|
|Gender||Female||Male||Female||Male||3x Male 1x Female||Male|
The dreaded Nil Points have been received on 37 occasions by a range of Eurovision artists.
Austria and Norway lead the nil points with 4 of their songs each receiving no points whatsoever.
The UK has faded into Eurovision also-rans for the last 20 years. As you can view in the table below the UK last won Eurovision in 1997.
A mixture of poor songs from inexperienced artists has not helped, but of more significance may be the expansion of Eurovision countries, many with close ties to other countries.
The UK Eurovision entry for 2021 received the dreaded nil points.
However, the UK cannot get away from the fact that in the last 11 years, we have finished 26th, 25th twice and 24th three times.
Our best performance in recent times was in 2009 when Jade Ewan sang Its My Time and in 2022 with Spaceman by Sam Ryder.
|Eurovision Year||Winning UK Artist||Winning Song|
|1997||Katrina And The Waves||Love Shine A Light|
|1981||Bucks Fizz||Making Your Mind Up|
|1976||Brotherhood Of Man||Save Your Kisses For Me|
|1969||Lulu||Boom Bang A Bang|
|1967||Sandie Shaw||Puppet On A String|
At Eurovision 2022 Sam Ryder won the Jury vote with 283 points but only scored 193 points on the Tele Vote.
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