Eurovision 2024: Our Betting Tips

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With less than a month left until the big night in Sweden, it’s time to take a closer look at the popular song contest, including outsiders and favourites!

The Complete Guide to Eurovision 2024

The 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner, and we are ready for a night of lights, glitter, and douze points! Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Eurovision 2024, along with some lovely Eurovision betting tips!

Eurovision 2024 Betting Tips

The betting market for Eurovision is always huge, as people attempt to predict who will wear the latest Eurovision Song Contest crown. So what about some Eurovision betting tips? There are really two ways to go when it comes to betting on Eurovision. You can either bet on one of the favourites to win the Eurovision crown, or you can bet on a Eurovision 2024 underdog for even better odds.

Who is the favourite to win Eurovision 2024?

If you are looking for outright Eurovision betting tips, then look no further than this list of 2024 favourites. Many expect it to be a tight race between Croatia and Ukraine, pitting Baby Lasagna’s Rim Tim Tagi Dim against Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil singing Teresa and Maria. Iceland and Italy are also expected to be in close attention come the final votes, with Hera Bjork singing Scared of Heights for the former and Angelina Mango singing La noia for the latter. Switzerland and the Netherlands have also climbed and are among the top favourites.

•            Switzerland – 3.00

•            Croatia – 4.15

•            Netherlands – 4.75

•            Italy – 7.00

•            Ukraine – 13.00

•            France – 15.00

•            Greece – 20.00

•            Israel – 30.00

•            Ireland – 35.00

•            Belgium – 40.00

•            Norway – 65.00

•            Sweden – 70.00

•            Finland – 70.00

•            Lithuania – 75.00

These odds will likely chop and change the closer we get to the big night. As the rest of the songs are released, another country could leapfrog their way up the odds list. It will also be interesting to see the voting patterns during the two semi-finals to get a sense of how popular each song is.

But what about the other Eurovision betting markets? Here are our Eurovision 2024 betting tips:

The Battle of the Big Five: We expect Italy to blow the rest of the Big Five out of the water at Eurovision 2024, considering they actually have a chance of winning the whole thing. France and the UK are very much distant outsiders, while Spain and Germany will be rooted to the bottom half of the table.

The Battle of the Balkan – We predict that Croatia will be the best-performing Baltic nation this year, with Slovenia, Serbia and Albania all expected to finish close to the bottom. Greece are expected to get a nice mid-table finish.

The Battle of the Baltics – The Baltic race could be interesting this year, but we are tipping Lithuania for the win, with Estonia and Latvia lurking behind.

The Battle of the Nordics – We predict that Sweden will be the highest Nordic finisher this year, followed by Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.

Semi-final One – Our qualification tips are Croatia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Finland and Cyprus.

Semi-final Two – Our qualification tips are Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Armenia and Israel.

When is Eurovision 2024?

Eurovision 2024 is set to be televised in the middle of May. The two semi-finals will take place on May 7th and May 9th, followed by the Eurovision final on May 11th. The shows will be presented by Patra Mede and Malin Akerman.

Where is Eurovision 2024 taking place?

It is Eurovision tradition that the final takes place in the country that last won the competition. Therefore, after Loreen won Eurovision 2023 with the song ‘Tattoo’, it was already decided that the 2024 final would take place in Sweden. Now, it was just a matter of where. Eight Swedish cities expressed an interest in hosting the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, but Malmo was eventually selected as the winner. The Malmo Arena, which can hold over 15,000 people for concerts, last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013.

Who is participating in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest?

A total of 37 countries are set to flock to Malmo to take part in Eurovision 2024 in May. Most notably, Luxembourg are returning to the competition after 31 years away. Romania have also chosen not to take part amid financial talks with the EBU. Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monaco, and Slovakia confirmed they would not be participating, despite being members of the EBU.

The current Eurovision 2024 entry list includes Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Who is participating in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals?

The semi-finals of Eurovision 2024 are set to take place on May 7 and May 9 in Malmo, Sweden. 31 countries were separated into five pots to draw the semi-finals. Eurovision often likes to separate countries that tend to vote for each other no matter what in order to make voting more exciting.

Eurovision 2024 semi-final one – May 7

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Luxembourg
  • Moldova
  • Portugal
  • Sweden

Eurovision 2024 semi-final two – May 9

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • San Marino

Who is in the final of Eurovision 2024?

We already know six of the countries involved in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest final, as we do most years. Because they are the hosts, Sweden automatically make it through to the final of the competition. The Big Five, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom also receive automatic qualification for the big night.

26 countries in total will perform at the Eurovision 2024 final, and all 37 participating countries will have a chance to vote for their winner. The ten top-ranked countries from semi-final one will join the Big Five and Sweden in the final, along with the ten top-ranked countries from semi-final two. That means we will not know the full 26-country line-up until the evening of May 9.

Who are the Big Five in Eurovision? What does the Eurovision Big Five mean?

While watching Eurovision, you may come across the term ‘Big Five’ more than once. This refers to the five nations of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The so-called Big Five receive automatic qualification to the final every single year. But, why? That seems unfair, right? Well, the Big Five contribute the most money towards actually holding the event, and in return they receive a guarantee that they will at least feature in the final. In truth, the Big Five rarely finish that high in the table, so they receive no advantage in the race to be crowned the winner of Eurovision 2024.

What songs are people singing for Eurovision 2024? Which singers will be at Eurovision 2024? Who is representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2024?

One of the standout performers has to go down as the United Kingdom’s Olly Alexander, who is the official UK entrant with the song ‘Dizzy’. Olly Alexander rose to prominence as the lead singer of British pop band, Years & Years, before he made the decision to go solo. He is also well known for his acting after he received rave reviews for his performance as Ritchie Tozer in It’s a Sin.

The full Eurovision 2024 song list is as follows:

Albania – Besa will sing Zemren n’dore in English

Armenia – Ladaniva will perform.

Australia –  Electric Fields will sing One Milkali (One Blood)

Austria – Kaleen will sing We Will Rave in English

Azerbaijan – Fahree will perform.

Belgium – Mustii will sing Before The Party’s Over in English

Croatia – Baby Lasagna will sing Rim Tim Tagi Dim in English

Cyprus – Silla Kapsis will sing Liar in English

Czechia – Aiko will sing Pedestal in English

Denmark – Saba will sing Sand in English

Estonia – 5miinust and Puuluup will sing (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi in Estonian

Finland – Windows95man will sing No Rules! in English

France – Slimane will sing Mon amour in French

Georgia – Nutsa Buzaladze will sing Firefighter.

Germany – Isaak will sing Always on the Run in English

Greece – Marina Satti will sing Zari

Iceland – Hera Bjork will sing Scared of Heights in English

Ireland – Bambie Thug will sing Doomsday Blue in English

Israel – Eden Golan will sing Hurricane in English and Hebrew.

Italy – Angelina Mango will sing La noia in Italian

Latvia – Dons will sing Hollow in English

Lithuania – Silvester Belt will sing Luktelk in Lithuanian

Luxembourg – Tali will sing Fighter in English and French

Malta – Sarah Bonnici will sing Loop in English

Moldova – Natalia Barbu will sing In the Middle in English

Netherlands – Joost Klein will sing Europapa in Dutch

Norway – Gate will sing Ulveham in Norwegian

Poland – Luna will sing The Tower in English

Portugal – Lolanda will sing Grito in Portuguese.

San Marino – Megara will sing 11:11 in Spanish and Italian

Serbia – Teya Dora will sing Ramonda in Serbian

Slovenia – Raiven will sing Veronika in Slovene

Spain – Nebulossa will sing Zorra in Spanish

Sweden – Marcus and Martinus will sing Unforgettable in English.

Switzerland – Nemo will sing The Code in English

Ukraine – Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil will sing Teresa and Maria in English and Ukrainian

United Kingdom – Olly Alexander will sing Dizzy in English

How to watch Eurovision 2024 –

Eurovision is not only watched around the continent, but around the world too. The 2024 Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast around a huge number of countries, so we suggest looking up your local broadcaster for the event. Some of the biggest ones include:

  • United Kingdom – BBC One
  • Australia – SBS
  • Austria – ORF 1
  • Denmark – DR
  • France – France 2
  • Germany – Das Erste
  • Greece – ERT
  • Israel – IPBC
  • Italy – RAI 1
  • Luxembourg – RTL
  • Poland – TVP
  • Ukraine – Suspilne Kultura

It’s time to start looking forward to a great night of music and entertainment in Sweden!

PS: The odds might have changed since the publication of this article.