Betting Odds: Croatia Takes the Lead surpassing Ukraine!

With less than two weeks left until the official release of all entries for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, we are entering the most crucial period of the pre-Eurovision season, with national finals and entry reveals multiplying day by day.

For this reason, one of Eurovisionfun’s most beloved and discussed columns returns, with the betting analyses for the Eurovision 2024 once again here.

While you prepare for the crucial weeks ahead with most entries being revealed for May, bookmakers have already begun their work, with the Eurovision 2024 winner section already being offered by some companies. Seizing the opportunity, we present to you the latest developments for the upcoming contest.

Upset at the Top

After a long time, the top spot in the betting odds for Eurovision 2024 has a new holder, with Croatia surpassing Ukraine just a few minutes ago. The sweeping victory of Baby Lasagna at Dora brought Croatia to the top of the betting odds for the first time in its history. The victory of Croatia is currently bet on at odds between 4 and 5, which have been steadily decreasing in recent days.

Thus, in the second place is now Ukraine. Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil may have fallen from the top, however, their distance from the leading Croatia remains small, although the momentum currently favors Croatia. Ukraine’s odds are on the rise, with a potential victory more than quadrupling the bet.

In the third position, Iceland has risen again after the appearance of Bashar Murad in the Icelandic national final. “Wild West” seems to have impressed in recent days, with bookmakers significantly reducing Iceland’s odds, ranging from 7 to 9.

Reflecting the rise of Croatia to the top and Iceland to third, was the fall of Italy to the fourth position. However, this development does not mean an increase in the odds for Angelina Mango with “La Noia“. Italy is bet on at odds from 7 to 10, at the same levels as our previous analysis when it was in second place.

Completing the top five is the United Kingdom, which, however, has a considerable gap compared to the leading countries. With the release of “Dizzy” in the next few hours, it remains to be seen how bookmakers will be influenced by the finalized form of the British entry for Malmo. Currently, the UK’s victory returns up to 15 times the bet.

Top 10

In the sixth position and for the first time outside the Top 5 during this year’s Eurovision season, Sweden has fallen. The relatively low level of this year’s Melodifestivalen has raised the odds for the host country. A Swedish victory on home soil is offered at odds between 13 and 17, marking a slight increase compared to our last analysis.

In the seventh position is Belgium. The release of “Before the Party’s Over” by Mustii a few days ago seems to have thrilled betting companies, which now have the country outside the Top 5 a few days after its release. Belgium’s victory is bet on at odds between 13 and 17, at levels similar to Sweden.

In the eighth position, one finds France, which presents upward trends in recent days, especially after Slimane’s appearance in the Croatian national final a week ago. France’s odds return up to 21 times the bet with “Mon Amour.”

Ninth is now “Luktelk” by Silvester Belt from Lithuania, which may have dropped one position compared to our last analysis but remains within the top ten. Lithuania’s maiden victory is played at similar odds to those of France.

Finally, Switzerland completes the top ten, just hours after the release of “The Code” by Nemo. Upward trends for the country in Central Europe, as seen in the betting odds, with Switzerland possibly to climb even higher in the coming days. Switzerland’s victory is bet on at odds between 17 and 26.

Do you think Baby Lasagna will give Croatia its maiden victory as an independent country in the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments!

Betting Odds Reshuffled with Ukraine Leading the Pack!

With less than a month remaining until the official release of all entries for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, we are entering the most crucial month of the pre-Eurovision period, with national finals multiplying week by week.

For this reason, one of Eurovisionfun’s most beloved and talked-about columns returns, with betting analyses for Eurovision 2024 back in action.

While you prepare for the pivotal weeks ahead with the revelations of most entries ahead of May, bookmakers have already been hard at work, with the winner section of Eurovision 2024 already being offered by some companies. So, let’s take this opportunity and present to you what we know so far for the next contest.

Ukraine Emerges as the Top Favorite

As mentioned earlier, February is the month of most national finals, and understandably, this has caused reshuffles in the betting tables. Far ahead in the first position sits Ukraine. The Eastern European country, which has consistently topped the betting odds in recent weeks, is considered the major favorite by bookmakers to win in Malmo.

The triumph of Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil at Vidbir, where they “flattened” their competition, has skyrocketed the odds for Ukraine to win the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. At the moment, a Ukrainian victory returns up to 3.8 times the bet.

Italy has now risen to the second position. Angelina Mango’s victory with “La Noia” at the San Remo Festival has put the Mediterranean country in a particularly advantageous position, with bookmakers considering it the second most likely winner at the moment. Italy’s odds range from 7.5 to 10.

Croatia Takes the Third Spot

Croatia now sits in third place. The release of the video clip for Baby Lasagna’s entry, considered the major favorite to represent the Balkans in Malmo, has propelled Croatia to third place, just a breath away from second-placed Italy. Croatia’s victory is currently bet on odds ranging between 8 and 10.

In the fourth position is Sweden. The host country of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest is once again considered one of the big favorites of this year’s competition, with SVT executives and Swedish Eurofans eager for the historic eighth victory to take place on Swedish soil. A victory for Sweden is offered at odds between 11 and 15, showing a slight increase compared to our last analysis.

Rounding up the top five is Belgium. The recent release of “Before the Party’s Over” by Mustii seems to have thrilled betting companies, placing the Western European country within the Top 5 for the first time during this Eurovision season. Belgium’s victory is bet on odds between 10 and 15, just below the fourth position.

Top 10

In sixth place with clearly declining trends is the United Kingdom. Olly Alexander’sDizzy” teaser seems to have neither thrilled nor convinced bookmakers, who have now placed the United Kingdom outside the top five. It’s a significant drop, with the UK’s victory now returning up to 15 times the bet.

From there onwards, deviations from the group of leading six countries begin. Thus, in seventh place is Norway, whose victory now returns up to 21 times the bet. Similar odds are found for Iceland in seventh place, awaiting the second semifinal of the national selection, where Bashar Murad, of Palestinian descent, competes.

Lithuania follows in eighth place, which has returned to the top ten after Silvester Belt’s selection with “Luktelk“. Odds range between 17 and 21. France has returned to the top ten after a long time, with Slimane, whose potential victory triples the bet placed on it. Finally, Switzerland completes the Top 10, with odds ranging between 23 and 34.

Do you believe Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil can make history in Malmo and give Ukraine its fourth victory in its twenty-year presence at the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments!

Lithuania: The detailed voting results of Eurovizija.LT!

Last Saturday, the Lithuanian national final, came to a conclusion and the winner was Silvester Belt, with his song ““Luktelk“. Earlier today, the country’s public broadcaster, announced the detailed voting results of the jury and the tele vote of Eurovizija.LT.

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Lithuania: Silvester Belt and “Luktelk” to Eurovision 2024!

Tonight marks the highly anticipated conclusion of Eurovizija.LT 2024, with Silvester Belt and “Luktelk” being selected as the representative of Lithuania for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö this May.

The Grand Final

With bated breath, Eurofans from all around the world have watched the illustrious talents vying for glory in the Grand Final of Eurovizija.LT 2024, each poised to enrapture audiences in the following sequence:

  1. Aistè – “We Will Rule the World”
  2. Žalvarinis – “Gaudė vėjai”
  3. Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful”
  4. Silvester Belt – “Luktelk“
  5. VB gang – KABOOM!!!”
  6. Il Senso – “Time”
  7. Shower – “Impossible”
  8. Monika Marija – “Starting Tommorow”
  9. Queens of Roses – “Walk through fire“
  10. The Roop – “Simple Joy”

Guiding the audience through this tapestry of musical brilliance in Eurovizija.LT 2024 were the indomitable duo of Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng, while Nerijus Trilikauskas had the role of hosting the viewers in the Green Room.

As the anticipation crescendos to a symphonic peak, the Grand Final of Eurovizija.LT provided a constellation of captivating performances, including a spellbinding rendition of “Stay” by last year’s Lithuanian luminary at EurovisionMonika Linkytė, alongside the melodic allure of the esteemed ensemble MAN-GO.

The Results

Tonight’s results have been determined by a ratio of 50-50% shared between the Lithuanian TV Audience and the Jury.

The Jury Results:

The TV Audience Results:

 

Final Results:

  1. Silvester Belt – “Luktelk“
  2. Shower – “Impossible”
  3. The Roop – “Simple Joy”
  4. VB gang – “KABOOM!!!”
  5. Monika Marija – “Starting Tommorow”
  6. Aistè – “We Will Rule the World”
  7. Žalvarinis – “Gaudė vėjai”
  8. Il Senso – “Time”
  9. Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful”
  10. Queens of Roses – “Walk through fire“

Below you can watch Silvester Belt‘s performance:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the latest news regarding Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision 2024, in Malmö!

 

Lithuania: Tonight the Grand Final of Eurovizija.LT 2024!

Tonight marks the highly anticipated conclusion of Eurovizija.LT 2024, the platform through which Lithuania will determine its representative for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest set to dazzle audiences in Malmo come May.

Following the gripping fifth preliminary round just last Saturday, the journey to select Lithuania’s torchbearer for Eurovision 2024 reaches its climax tonight, with two additional artists poised to clinch their berths for the momentous grand final of Eurovizija.LT 2024 slated for February 17.

Format

In the captivating saga of Eurovizija.LT 2024, comprising six riveting episodes—five preliminary rounds and the grand finale—each night’s destiny hangs in the balance, determined by a meticulous blend of public fervor and the discerning judgment of a five-member panel. From each semi-final, two triumphant melodies emerge, propelled forward by the collective voice of the audience and the astute appraisal of a select jury.

As the curtains rise on the final act, the top three contenders, fueled by fervent acclaim, shall ascend to the celestial sphere of the Super-Final, where the reverberating echo of public sentiment shall reverently anoint Lithuania’s emissary for Malmo.

The chronicles of Eurovizija.LT 2024 unfolded across five mesmerizing installments aired on January 13, 20, 27, and February 3 and 10, respectively. It bears noting that, akin to bygone seasons, the semi-final spectacles unfurl not in real-time splendor but are meticulously captured earlier in the week. Moreover, should parity persist in the semi-final reckonings, the juror’s voice shall echo supreme. Finally, the grand finale shall unfurl in resplendent real-time glory on February 17.

Grand Finale

With bated breath, the stage awaits the illustrious talents vying for glory in the grand finale of Eurovizija.LT 2024, each poised to enrapture audiences in the following sequence:

  1. Aistè – “We Will Rule the World”
  2. Žalvarinis – “Gaudė vėjai”
  3. Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful”
  4. Silvester Belt – “Luktelk“
  5. VB gang – KABOOM!!!”
  6. Il Senso – “Time”
  7. Shower – “Impossible”
  8. Monika Marija – “Starting Tommorow”
  9. Queens of Roses – “Walk through fire“
  10. The Roop – “Simple Joy”

Guiding the audience through this tapestry of musical brilliance in Eurovizija.LT 2024 are the indomitable duo of Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng.

As the anticipation crescendos to a symphonic peak, the grand finale of Eurovizija.LT promises a constellation of captivating performances, including a spellbinding rendition of “Stay” by last year’s Lithuanian luminary at Eurovision, Monika Linkytė, alongside the melodic allure of the esteemed ensemble Mango.

Tune in to witness the crowning of Lithuania’s next musical luminary in the gripping denouement of Eurovizija.LT 2024 at 20:00 CET, streaming live via the official website of Lithuanian public television, accessible HERE.

Last year in Liverpool, Monika Linkytė represented Lithuania with the song “Stay,” finishing in 11th place with a total of 127 points. Will Lithuania achieve another strong result in Malmö?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for the latest updates on our favorite contest!

 

Lithuania: This is the running order for the Final of “Eurovizija.lt 2024”!

On this Saturday, the 17th of February, the Grand Final of Eurovizija.lt 2024 will take place in Lithuania and the winner will earn the opportunity to represent the country in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, in Malmö. Thus, a few hours ago, the national broadcaster of Lithuania, LRT, revealed the official running order of all the ten (10) candidate entries, which is the following:

(You can listen to all the ten songs by clicking on the songs’ titles)

  1. Aistè – “We Will Rule the World”
  2. Žalvarinis – “Gaudė vėjai”
  3. Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful”
  4. Silvester Belt – “Luktelk“
  5. VB gang – KABOOM!!!”
  6. Il Senso – “Time”
  7. Shower – “Impossible”
  8. Monika Marija – “Starting Tommorow”
  9. Queens of Roses – “Walk through fire“
  10. The Roop – “Simple Joy”

In this year’s “Eurovizija.lt” multiple artists are expected to make a guest appearence in the show, including last year’s representative, Monika Linkytė, who will perform for once more her song “Stay“, the Lithuanian entry for Eurovision 2023. Moreover, the guest list includes also the famous Lithuanian girl trio Mango, who are going to perform a medley including all of their greatest hit songs.

This year’s format

It is of great importance though to remember that this year’s “Eurovizija.lt” has a different format from all the previous years. More specifically, in total five (5) different semi finals were conducted this year, while from each one only two songs qualified for the Grand Final through a split voting system between the public’s vote and a jury’s vote. However, only the top three entries of the Final will qualify to one more final stage, the so called “Super Final” on Saturday night, from which the winner will be determined only by the public’s vote.

Until we find out who is going to be Monika’s successor on the stage of Malmö, take a look at her performance on Liverpool’s stage in May of 2023:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsgouAEd34U

Source: LRT

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for even more news regarding Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision Song Contest 2024!

Lithuania: The results of Heat 5 of “Eurovizija.LT 2024”!

Lithuania has started the search for its representative and participation for Eurovision 2024. “Eurovizija.lt” as Lithuanian public television now calls the process, consists of five semi-finals and one final. The fifth semi-final was completed a few minutes ago, with two contestants advancing to the next stage of the final.

The presenters of the evening were Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng. In the Green Room the presenter was Nerijus Trilikauskas.

The Presenters of Eurovizija.lt 2024

The jury is consisted of:

  1. Ieva Narkutė (Singer)
  2. Vytautas Bikus (composer and music producer)
  3. Ramūnas Zilnys (popular music editor of LRT)
  4. Tautvydas Gaudiešius (singer)
  5. Jievaras Jasinskis (Composer)

The Jury of Eurovizija.lt 2024

The eight songs that claimed the two tickets for the grand final were:

The Results

With the jury having already voted, tonight the Lithuanian audience had the chance to see the live performances for the first time and vote for their favourites. The result was determined 50% by the jury and 50% by the TV audience.

The results of the Jury

The results of the TV audience

The two artists who qualified for the grand final are:

 

The ten artists we will see in the grand final are:

  1. Silvester Belt – “Luktelk“
  2. VB gang – KABOOM!!!”
  3. Aistè – “We Will Rule the World”
  4. Žalvarinis – “Gaudė vėjai”
  5. Shower – “Impossible”
  6. Pluie de Comètes – “Be careful”
  7. Il Senso – “Time”
  8. Monika Marija – “Starting Tommorow”
  9. The Roop – “Simple Joy”
  10. Queens of Roses – “Walk through fire“

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the latest news about Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision 2024, in Malmö!

Source: LRT

Lithuania: Tonight the fifth heat of Eurovizija.LT 2024!

The Eurovizija.LT 2024 continues tonight, through which Lithuania will select its representative for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö in May.

A week after last Saturday’s fourth heat, the process of selecting the Lithuanian representative at Eurovision 2024 continues tonight, with two more artists punching their ticket to the Eurovizija.LT 2024 Grand Final on February 17.

Event Format

Eurovizija.LT 2024 consists of six shows: five heats and the grand final. The outcome for each of the six nights will be determined equally by the television audience and a five-member jury. Two songs from each semi-final will advance to the final, following a vote from the audience and a specially formed jury.

The three entries that receive the highest scores during the final will progress to the “Super-Final,” where the television audience will exclusively decide the ultimate winner and Lithuania’s representative in Malmö.

The five qualifiers will be broadcast on January 13, 20, 27, and February 3 and 10, respectively. It’s worth noting that, as in previous years, the semi-finals will not be broadcast live but will be pre-recorded earlier in the week. Additionally, in the event of a tie, the jury’s vote will prevail. Finally, the grand final will be broadcast live on February 17.

Finalists

From the first four heats, eight artists have already secured their place in the Eurovizija.LT 2024  grand final. The eight artists are:

Fifth Heat

The eight artists who will compete in the fifth heat of Eurovizija.LT 2024 will perform in the following order:

  1. Freya Alley“Serenade”
  2. Kàro“Weightless“
  3. Petras Daunys “Run“
  4. Queens of Roses“Walk through fire“
  5. April Frey“New Years“
  6. Emilija V”Trophy Wife“
  7. The Roop“Simple Joy”
  8. Lina Štalytė“Perfect”

The hosts for this year’s Eurovizija.LT 2024 are Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng.

You can watch the fifth heat of Eurovizija.LT 2024 at 20:00 CET on the official website of Lithuania’s public broadcaster by clicking here.

Last year in Liverpool, Monika Linkytė represented Lithuania with the song “Stay,” finishing in 11th place with a total of 127 points. Will Lithuania achieve another strong result in Malmö?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for the latest updates on our favorite contest!

Eurovision 2024: Ukraine is now the frontrunner to win!

As February, the most crucial month of the pre-Eurovision period, unfolds, national finals are multiplying week by week. Simultaneously, an increasing number of songs that will compete in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest are being revealed. For this reason, one of Eurovisionfun’s most beloved and discussed columns returns, featuring betting analyses for Eurovision 2024.

As you prepare for an “hot” Eurovision February with the reveals of most entries ahead of May, bookmakers are already hard at work. The section for the winner of Eurovision 2024 is already available at some companies. Let’s take this opportunity to present what has been observed so far for the upcoming competition.

Ukraine Emerges as a Strong Favorite

As mentioned in the introduction, February is the month of numerous national finals. The first “Super Saturday” of the year has already caused reshuffling in the betting odds. Ukraine stands far ahead in the first position. The Eastern European country, consistently at the top of the betting boards in recent weeks, is considered the major favorite by bookmakers to win in Malmo.

The triumph of Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil at Vidbir, where they convincingly outperformed their competitors, has significantly affected the odds for Ukraine‘s victory in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. At present, Ukrainian victory returns up to 3.5 times the stake, compared to odds ranging from 5.7 to 7 just a few days ago.

With the widespread sympathy towards Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian invasion and the quality of Ukrainian entries in Eurovision, betting companies consider the fourth win for Ukraine in its twenty-year Eurovision history highly probable. The competition’s current odds have also been influenced by the relatively weak competition compared to previous years.

Top 5

The United Kingdom maintains its second position. The odds for the United Kingdom have dropped and are lower than they were ten days ago. The assignment to Olly Alexander and the expectations created by the BBC’s choice put pressure on the odds, ranging between 6 and 7. Currently, the United Kingdom appears as the most likely competitor to Ukraine based on bookmakers.

Italy retains the third position just a day before the highly anticipated Sanremo Festival, which boasts one of its strongest line-ups in its long history. The odds for Italy have slightly decreased, and the country is currently offered in odds between 8 and 10. The events in the small Ligurian town in the coming days are expected to influence Italy’s standing in the betting odds.

Iceland occupies the fourth position. Bashar Murad‘s song in Iceland’s national final did not convince bookmakers that it could secure the coveted victory in Reykjavik. Iceland has fallen to the fourth position with noticeably declining trends. The potential maiden victory for Iceland is currently being betted between 7 and 12 times the stake.

Sweden secures the fifth position. As the host country of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden is once again considered one of the major favorites. The odds for Sweden winning within its borders are between 11 and 13, showing a slight increase compared to the last analysis.

Top 10

In the sixth position is Israel, which sees its odds fluctuate but still maintains a relatively high position. The geopolitical reality and the war in Gaza keep Israel in contention, with victory odds ranging between 11 and 13.

From seventh place onward, significant deviations from the top six countries begin. Lithuania, in seventh place, has seen a considerable drop in odds, with the potential maiden victory returning up to 26 times the stake.

The same trend is observed for Norway, Ireland, and Croatia, which complete the top ten. All three are playing with odds above 20, with Norway‘s odds turning red after the Gåte‘s selection, while Ireland‘s turned green following the choice of Bambie Thug. Croatia‘s entry – most possibly – by Baby Lasagna and the artist’s popularity have brought Croatia into the top ten for the first time this season.

Can Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil make history in Malmo and give Ukraine its fourth victory in twenty years of Eurovision participation? Share your thoughts in the comments! Eurovisionfun will continue to provide updates and analyses as the Eurovision journey unfolds. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the world of Eurovision 2024!

 

Lithuania: The results of Heat 4 of “Eurovizija.LT 2024”!

After three heats, Lithuania continues dynamically the search for its representative and entry, that will fly the Lithuanian flag for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Lithuania comes back to the contest with a new national final format called “Eurovizija.LT”. The national final consists of six shows – five heats and a grand final –. Few minutes ago, the third heat was completed, with two new contestants being advanced to the Grand Final of the show.

The presenters of the show are Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng. At the Green Room, the presenter is Nerijus Trilikauskas.

The hosts of Eurovizija.LT 2024: Gabrielė Martirosian (left) and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng (right)

For the record, two artists from Heat 4 were advance to the final, following the vote from the  public audience and a specially formed jury.

This Heat’s members of the jury were:

  • Giedrė Kilčiauskienė (Artist)
  • Ieva Narkutė (Artist)
  • Vytautas Bikus (composer and music producer)
  • Ramūnas Zilnys (music editor of LRT)
  • Darius Užkuraitis (musician and TV presenter of LRT)

The Judges for the fourth heat of Eurovizija.LT 2024

Eight artists competed to this Heat for the two Golden Tickets for the Grand Final of Eurovizija.LT, these were (in the particular running order):

  • Agnė Buškevičiūtė – Puppeteer

  • Il Senso – Time

  • Kasparas – Fool

The Results

With the panel already voting, tonight the Lithuanian audience had the chance to see the live performances for the first time and vote for their favourites. The result was determined 50% by the jury and 50% by the television audience

The Jury Vote of Heat 4

The Public Vote of Heat 4

The Overall Results of Heat 4

The two artists who qualified for the Grand Final are:

  • Il Senso – Time

 

Until now, eight (out of ten) artists were qualified for the Grand Final and these are:

 

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the lastest developments regarding Lithuania’s participation to Eurovision 2024!