Whereas we don’t know which metropolis will host Eurovision (it’s all the way down to Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield), bookmakers William Hill have positioned 6/1 odds on the UK profitable on house soil.
If the UK had been to safe the votes of the jury and the general public and are available first, it might be the UK’s first win since 1997.
Nonetheless, we may even see a repeat of this yr’s management board, if the present odds are something to go by.
The present early favorite to win is Ukraine, which gained this yr’s Eurovision track contest amid the battle within the nation following Russia’s invasion.
The chances of Ukraine profitable are presently 2/1.
William Hill spokesperson Tony Kenny stated: “The dialogue surrounding Eurovision 2023 is heating up, and it’s Ukraine who’re the early favourites to assert the title. Profitable the competitors this yr, with the vastly widespread Kalush Orchestra, they’re 2/1 to prevail once more and eclipse the 6/1 hosts and 2022 runners-up, the UK.”
Regardless of profitable in 2022, Ukraine is unable to host because it stays at conflict with Russia. In consequence, though the competition will likely be held within the UK in 2023, it’s set to be a celebration of Ukraine.
Ukraine will routinely qualify for the ultimate, and a BBC spokesperson stated: “The present will have fun the tradition and heritage of Ukraine because the winners of the 2022 contest, alongside the Eurovision’s proud custom of celebrating range by music.”
The opposite European nations with an opportunity of showing on the prime of the leaderboard subsequent yr are Italy at 7/1, Sweden at 10/1, and Spain, France and Norway at 16/1.
The chances of Greece or Poland profitable are 18/1, whereas Australia and Switzerland’s possibilities presently stand at 20/1, and Belgium and Serbia’s odds are 25/1.
Within the 2022 version of the track contest Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra gained with Stefania, whereas Sam Ryder got here second representing the UK with House Man.
Spain got here third with Chanel’s SloMo, Sweden got here in fourth with Cornelia Jakobs’ Maintain Me Nearer, whereas Serbia got here in fifth place with Konstrakta’s In corpore sano.