The Eurovision Song Contest is undoubtedly a source of national pride, as singers from nations across the continent, and even beyond it, compete to become Europe’s favourite. It remains one of the most-watched and most betted-on non-sporting events on the planet.
Therefore, you can rest assured that we offer plenty of bets on the Eurovision on our sportsbook for British bettors! Moreover, by creating an account at Betiton™ UK, you can enjoy several benefits, including our extra bet bonus, secure payment methods, and more!
However, if you’re new to the Eurovision, or to online sports betting and gambling sites, then you’re going to need to know how it all works. Don’t worry, however, as we’ll be explaining everything for you. Finally, we’ll also be providing you with information regarding the Eurovision.
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Other than that, you can find a variety of interesting markets in every sport. For example, there are various markets on the Eurovision, including who will win the Eurovision final, the winner of the national qualifying contest, and so on!
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First things first, the Eurovision is held annually. After each country hosts their national qualifying contest—which ends in March—to decide on the contestant that will represent it, the Eurovision will have two semi-final heats before the day of the grand final.
These three main events are stretched over a week, where each event is separated by a day. The table below provides you with the days of the Eurovision events. So, be sure to tune in to the Eurovision when these days come around!
|Semi-final 1||18th May 2021|
|Semi-final 2||20th May 2021|
|Final||22nd May 2021|
The rules state that the previous year’s winners of the competition must host the following year’s event. Since the previous winners were the Netherlands, they will be the hosts of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest; it will be taking place in Rotterdam.
Each participating nation has its own national qualifying contest to decide who will be representing it in the Eurovision. Then all the performers will perform their songs in front of the Eurovision audience. Once all participating nations have performed their original songs, each country must cast their own vote.
The contest has a couple of semi-final rounds and the grand finale a little after. The votes translate to a number of points that are conferred to other countries. The points are as follows: 1-8, 10, and 12. Obviously, the winning country is determined by the highest number of votes and points.
If you’re wondering who you can bet on, there are a number of countries that enter the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest. Below, we have provided a table with all the contestants that are set to participate:
|Belgium||Hooverphonic||The Wrong Place|
|Bulgaria||Victoria||Growing Up is Getting Old|
|Cyprus||Elena Tsagrinou||El Diablo|
|Czech Republic||Benny Cristo||omaga|
|Denmark||Fyr & Flamme||Øve Os På Hinanden|
|Estonia||Uku Suviste||Uku Suviste|
|Finland||Blind Channel||Dark Side|
|Germany||Jendrik||I Don’t Feel Hate|
|Iceland||Daði og Gagnamagnið||10 Years|
|Israel||Eden Alene||Set Me Free|
|Italy||Måneskin||Zitti e buoni|
|Latvia||Samanta Tīna||The Moon Is Rising|
|Malta||Destiny||Je Me Casse|
|North Macedonia||Vasil||Here I Stand|
|Portugal||The Black Mamba||Love Is On My Side|
|Spain||Blas Cantó||Voy a quedarme|
|Switzerland||Gjon’s Tears||Tout l’Univers|
|The Netherlands||Jeangu Macrooy||Birth of a New Age|
|United Kingdom||James Newman||Embers|
Feel free to use and review this table when deciding on your selections and bets. As a final note, our players from the UK can wager on all of the above competitors on our sportsbook at Betiton™ UK. So, whichever song you like most, rest assured that you can bet on it!
It wouldn’t be a contest if there were no winners, right? Moreover, knowing the previous winners helps give you bettors an idea of which country might beat the odds and reign victorious as the year’s winning performer.
Which is why we decided to give you a table of the previous winners. This way you might be able to better understand the odds of who will be crowned the best performer of the Eurovision Song Contest, and thus be able to place smarter bets.
Of course, even with that knowledge, do keep in mind that knowing the odds doesn’t at all guarantee that you’ll win any of your bets, so bet responsibly. However, without further ado, the table below provides the 5 previous winners of the Eurovision.
|2017||Portugal||Salvador Sobral||Amar pelos dois||758|
Currently, Ireland is at the top with 7 wins, but it’s been quite a while since their last win—24 years to be precise. So, the time might soon come when their place at the top is taken from them, unless they somehow start winning again!
But even if a performer is from a specific country that has won a number of times, this doesn’t guarantee that their song will be pronounced the winner, so keep this in mind when betting on the Eurovision on our online sportsbook.
|7||Ireland||1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996|
|6||Sweden||1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015|
|5||France||1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977|
|5||Luxembourg||1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983|
|5||United Kingdom||1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1997|
|5||Netherlands||1957, 1959, 1969, 1975, 2019|
We’ve spoken about odds earlier in this page but if you’re completely new to online sports betting, you won’t have a clue about what they are. Thus, we’ll be explaining in more detail what odds are in the coming section.
It’s important to know that these numbers are calculated by bookmakers and it’s imperative for UK players to understand them! This is because they can help you when making a stake or two on the Eurovision.
Odds are essentially predictions on what is most likely to happen—for example, which performer will win the Eurovision final. There are many things that factor into the calculation of odds, especially as things are panning out in the competition.
For example, the odds for the winner in the Eurovision fluctuates as more and more countries add and confirm their chosen performer and song. So, the more singers there are, the higher the odds of correctly guessing who the winner will be.
Moreover, odds also tell you how much you can win if your bet proves to be a successful prediction. It’s for these reasons that understanding odds is so important for British bettors. Finally, odds come in a number of formats: decimal, fractional, & American.
The differences between these formats consist in where in the world they happen to be most popular and in how they show the odds. We’ll be explaining a little bit more about these formats in the following sections.
This format—which is also known as “UK odds” thanks to its popularity in both the UK and in Ireland—uses fractions to “show” the odds. You can make sense of these odds by taking a close look at the numbers of the fractions.
If the number on the left is bigger, then the odds are likely low; whilst if the number on the right is bigger, the odds are high. Finally, if you take the right number to mean your stake and the left to mean the payout, you can figure out how much you can win.
Decimal odds, on the other hand, use decimal numbers to represent the risk and reward of a bet. Similarly, by looking at the numbers presented in this format, you can figure out what this odds format indicates.
Tips are pieces of advice given by tipsters. These are people that spend a lot of time analysing sports in order to post their predictions of which competitor, player, team, etc., is the most likely to win in a tournament or contest.
Tipsters, therefore, advise bettors on who to bet on as well as where to bet on. They can post these tips either for free or at a price, generally in the form of a subscription. Tipsters can help you out when deciding on your betting selections for the Eurovision.
However, we advise you to also do your own research at the same time. Keep in mind that just because you apply these tips to your betting, doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed to win. Finally, remember to stay healthy and never bet more than you can afford.
Eurovision odds fluctuate throughout the competition as the nations progress. They can be accurate; however, it is always best to do thorough research before placing a bet.
The Eurovision 2020 final was cancelled due to the pandemic and the restrictions that were in place, which resulted in there being no winners.
The Big Five are a group of countries that contribute the most money to the European Broadcasting Union, the producers of the Eurovision. These are Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Due to this, these five countries are always guaranteed a spot in the finals.
Currently, Ireland has won the Eurovision the most times with a total of 7 wins under its belt.
There are a number of countries that have never won the Eurovision. These include: Malta, Australia, Iceland, Lithuania, Andorra, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Georgia, Cyprus, and North Macedonia.