In May 2022, Eurovision will return to our screens once again. The UK is believed to have a fair chance of doing well in 2022, but there could be a long way behind the favorites
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Europe (with the addition of several other countries) is once again getting ready for Eurovision, to be held in 2022 from Turin, Italy.
In a world where bombs are falling, worrisomely escalating climate temperatures and a cost-of-living crisis are gripping innocent Brits, an escape into the strange and wonderful is quite often needed.
Eurovision has brought us many memorable moments since it first aired in 1956. It is now considered one of the most exciting television events of the year, with its programming. Incredible stage, weird dance and quirky lyrics.
England’s view was assisted by Graham Norton, filling the void of a shot against Terry Wogan, but both were considered successful at commenting.
This year, as the war in Ukraine continues, the messages of peace and love the contest put out will be more important than in the past as it was hosted by last year’s winner, Italy, on the 10th. /5.
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Who is the favorite of winning Eurovision?
According to Ladbrokes odds, the favorite team to win at Eurovision is the Ukrainian Kalush Orchestra.
An unsurprising development considering the international outrage over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country in late February.
Millions of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes, while thousands in the country have died. A member of Kalush is said to have joined the war effort by serving in the territorial defense unit.
Meanwhile, lead singer Oleh Psiuk joined a volunteer group that provides medicine and helps refugees fleeing war.
Oleh told Reuters of his girlfriend, who was making Molotov cocktails waiting for the Russian invaders: “I can’t enjoy it while worrying about my loved ones. The war has separated me and my girlfriend. She was 300 kilometers (186 miles) away from me.” We can’t see each other because it’s dangerous.
“She sat in the bunker while I was here and the air raid sirens kept going off.”
Ukraine is currently the most preferred bookie at 10/11, followed by Italy at 7/2.
The current Ladbrokes odds are as follows:
- Ukraine – 11/10
- Italy – 7/2
- Sweden – 5/1
- United Kingdom – 12/1
- Greece – 1/18
- Poland – 18/1
- Spain – January 22
- Norway – 25/1
- Netherlands – 33/1
Can the UK win Eurovision?
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The UK is usually on the left side of the Eurovision table, but could also have a big buzz this year according to Ladbrokes.
Sam Ryder’s space man was revealed earlier this month, and the singer, 32, said: “I’m honored to be presented with the opportunity to sing at an event alongside some of the creators, Europe’s most talented performers and musicians.
“I’m hoping to sing my heart out in a way the UK can be proud and recommend a song I wrote with friends last summer that makes the whole experience all the more special.”
Of the UK chances, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s remarkable, once it looked like the UK had a real chance not just to end the night on the left side of the table, but with TikTok star Sam, Sam. Ryder, a shock Eurovision win could in fact be on the cards.”
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