Norway has entered the top ten of the betting odds, as Alexander Rybak returns to the Eurovision Song Contest, nine years after his victory in Moscow.
“That’s How You Write a Song” has entered the top ten of the betting odds as Norway becomes one of a number of countries now being tipped for possible Eurovision victory. Since Friday evening Norway has risen from outside of the top twenty to now sit in the top ten. It is currently one of number of countries with shortening odds;
- Estonia – 8/1 – 2nd
- Czech Republic – 8/1 – 3rd
- Belgium – 22/1 – 8th
- Norway – 33/1 – 10th
Israel is currently the favourite to win this years Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Following the song leaking online on Saturday evening, the song hit the top of the betting odds by Sunday evening. With Netta and her song “Toy” now considered the front runner heading towards Portugal this May.
Alexander Rybak returns to the Eurovision Song Contest this year after winning for Norway back in 2009 with his song “Fairytale”. He will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 10. Last year, Norway was represented by Aleksander Walmann and JOWST with their song “Grab The Moment”.
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.