We’ve taken a look at the latest Eurovision 2022 odds to see which countries are expected to be at the top of the leaderboard in Turin.
A total of 25 acts will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday, including the big five of Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
There will also be 10 nations advancing from each of the two semi-finals and another spectacular show is guaranteed at PalaOlimpico.
Here are the Eurovision 2022 favourites for success:
UKRAINE @ 1.57
Kalush Orchestra have been backed as if defeat is out of the question for their entry Stefania. A combination of rap and haunting folk song, this is sure to attract plenty of sentimental support, both via expert national juries and the all-important public vote. Front man Oleh Psiuk said: “According to the bookies, we are now number one, but we were in fifth position even before the war started, which proves that the Europeans like our music.” Ukraine have been runners-up twice before but are rated a good bet to now secure a first success, according to most Eurovision 2022 predictions.
ITALY @ 6.0
The holders have slowed down the tempo this year with a beautiful ballad titled Brividi by Mahmood & BLANCO. It is 28 years since we have had back-to-back winners from the same country, with Ireland completing a hat-trick of victories in 1994. This effort should score heavily in both categories, though, and 1.7 for it to finish in the leading trio has obvious appeal.
UNITED KINGDOM @ 8.5
Social media sensation Sam Ryder has a really distinctive song in Space Man, which evokes memories of the David Bowie hit Space Oddity. On quality alone, this entry deserves to be ranked among the front-runners in the 11.0
The Swedes are second in the table of past wins with six, just one behind Ireland, and Cornelia Jakobs has a very likeable entry with Hold Me Closer this time around. A convincing victory at Melodifestivalen 2022 earned her a trip to Turin and this will be a popular pick with those punters looking for value in opposing the Eurovision 2022 favourites.
SPAIN @ 21.0
Cuba-born Chanel brings a slice of Havana to the party with this great dance number SloMo. If it’s the feelgood factor voters are after, Spain could make their Eurovision 2022 odds seem very generous.