With just a week to go until the grand finale in Turin, Italy, many are wondering who will be crowned the winner of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
According to the Betfair Exchange, the Ukrainian act is the favorite to win at odds of 21/20.
Hip-hop act Kalush Orchestra, whose song Stefania blends modern rap and classic Ukrainian folk music, could triumph amid the Russian invasion of their country.
Ukraine last won the competition in 2016 and therefore hosted the 2017 event in its capital, Kyiv.
Host country Italy is second at odds of 11/2 for their number Mahmood And Blanco, who will perform the song Brividi.
Third place goes to Sweden at 7/1, represented by Cornelia Jakobs and her emotional pop ballad Hold Me Closer.
In a break with recent tradition, Great Britain is tied for fourth place at odds of 12/1.
The UK’s choice this year is Sam Ryder, a 32-year-old TikTok star from near Chelmsford, Essex, and his song Space Man has drawn a cautiously optimistic reaction.
Chanel from Spain represents their country in SloMo and has odds of 25/1.
Also in the running are Greece, Poland and Norway with odds of 80/1 or less, according to the Betfair Exchange.
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Brooke Scullion represents Ireland.
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