The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place on Saturday 18th May 2019. As is the tradition, the previous winner of the event stages the contest the following year and as Israel were the winners, they will host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The event will take place at the Expo Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel and it will be the 64th edition of the contest. Prior to the final on the 18th May, there will be two semi-finals and these will take place on the 14th and 16th May 2019.
A total of 41 countries will participate in the singing tournament, with both Bulgaria and Ukraine being absent.
There will be a total of four hosts presenting the show from Israel, with Erez Tal and Bar Rafaeli sharing the main hosting role and Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub in the green room. The question is, which name will the presenter be reading out as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest this year?
Continue below for our Eurovision 2019 predictions and Eurovision 2019 odds.
One clear favourite has emerged in the Eurovision 2019 odds to win and Netherlands are the nation leading the way.
You must go back to 1975, over 30 years ago, to find the last time Netherlands won the Eurovision Song Contest. The winner that year was Teach-In with the song ‘Ding-a-Dong’ and they performed in Stockholm thanks to the victory of ABBA, who we know achieved great things.
The 2019 entry for Netherlands is Duncan Laurence and his song “Arcade” but this has not always been the favourite to be the Eurovision 2019 winner. Indeed, up until their entry was announced, Russia were leading the betting but that soon changed when “Scream” was revealed as being their choice of song this year. This is not the first time Netherlands have been fancied to win the Eurovision Song Contest in the past few years and in 2014 they came second to Austria with The Common Linnets performing “Calm After the Storm”. The bookmakers believe Netherlands will go one better this year and they are the favourites in the Eurovision 2019 odds at 13/8 with Bet365 to come out on top in the voting.
Who are the other contenders that could push Netherlands close? Read on for more Eurovision 2019 betting tips.
Despite falling off their perch as favourites to win the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, Russia are still considered one of the strong entries this year with “Scream” performed by Sergey Lazarev. The Russian entry last won Eurovision in 2008 with their entry “Believe” and they expected to go close again in Israel this year.
Their performer, Lazarev, already has experience of performing at the Eurovision Song Contest having come runner-up for Russia in 2016. He will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Dima Bilan who won the 2009 competition after finishing second two years earlier. Lazarev is well known in Russia as being part of the former boyband Smash!!, making him popular in his own country but will he win over the voters in Israel? Russia are 9/2 to win the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Other Eurovision 2019 predictions are struggling to separate Sweden, Italy and Switzerland and all three are on offer at 9/1 with Bet365 to win the event. The Swedes have a great history at Eurovision and have won the contest five times, leaving them only one behind the best overall total of six held by Ireland. Sweden won in 2015 and 2012, so have performed well in the modern era and this year their entry will be “Too Late for Love” by John Lundvik. Italy’s entry is “Soldi” performed by Mahmood and Switzerland have Luca Hanni singing “She Got Me”.
Outside of the nations highlighted above, it is difficult to make a case for a potential winner. Portugal, who won in 2017 are out at 50/1 in the Eurovision 2019 betting odds while the hosts, Israel, are out at a massive 200/1 to retain their crown.
Only once since 1973 has a nation won the Eurovision Song Contest back-to-back and that was Ireland, who completed a hattrick in 1994. That was also the last year a host nation won Eurovision, so history is against Israel and most Eurovision 2019 predictions are pointing towards Netherlands.
4. Eurovision Live Stream
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