With the Eurovision Song Contest fast approaching, a new group of artists are vying for their music to be crowned Song of the Year.
The annual celebration of Europe’s biggest pop songs kicks off in Liverpool this week, with the first semi-final taking place on Tuesday (9 May) followed by the second on Thursday (11 May).
The grand finale will then take place on Saturday (May 13). More information on how to watch can be found here.
On the way to the live shows, the bookmakers have marked a clear leader in the competition.
This is singer Loreen, who represents Sweden with her song “Tattoo”. Loreen had already taken home the Eurovision trophy in 2012, her winning song “Euphoria” remained one of the most popular Eurovision songs of all time.
Meanwhile, British newcomer Mae Muller is unlikely to repeat Sam Ryder’s success of 2022. According to Ladbrokes, the singer is currently 50/1 odds to win at Liverpool.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Confidence in Mae’s chances doesn’t seem to be improving as the competition nears and it looks like Sweden will be romping home at Liverpool this weekend.”
The current top 10 leaders are below…
Odds of winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 winner
Sweden: Loreen, “Tattoo” – 4/5
Finland: Käärijä, “Cha Cha Cha” – 2/1
France: La Zarra, “Évidemment” – 8/1
Ukraine: Tvorchi, “Heart Of Steel” – 1.11
Norway: Alessandra, “Queen of Kings” – 16.1
Spain: Blanca Paloma, “Ea Ea” – 16/1
Israel: Noa Kirel, “Unicorn” – 22.1
Austria: Teya & Salena, “Who the Hell is Edgar?” – 28/1
Italy: Marco Mengoni, “Due Vite” – 40/1
UK: Mae Muller, “I Wrote A Song” – 50/1
How is Mae Muller expected to do at Eurovision? opportunities
UK finishes last – 10/1
UK gets zero points – 33/1