Bulgaria’s Equinox have moved back in to the top five of the Eurovision betting odds, following their first live performance last night at the London Eurovision Party.
Equinox who will perform “Bones” for Bulgaria in Lisbon, have moved their way back up the betting odds following their first live performance in London. Equinox who are formed of five members from across the world, gave their first live performance together last night at the London Eurovision Party. The betting odds have responded positively to their performance, with the country moving from 7th to 4th overnight.
Bulgaria’s return to 4th in the betting odds followed nearly a month of the nation slipping down the odds. Before their reveal the country had been favourite to win the contest on March 10th, but slipped to 4th following the song reveal on March 12th.
The current top five of the betting odds is as follows;
- Israel – Netta Barzilai – Toy
- Estonia – Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
- Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me
- Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones
- Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
Bulgaria’s move in to fourth place has been at the expense of Belgium. Belgium has now moved down to sixth with the bookies, which is their worst position since the third week of March.
Equinox was selected to represent Bulgaria in Lisbon with the song “Bones”. The group is composed of five vocalists: Zhana Bergendorff, a Bulgarian singer/songwriter who won the 2013 edition of X Factor Bulgaria; Vlado Mihailov, Bulgarian singer/songwriter, the frontman of the bands Safo and Sleng; Georgi Simeonov, a Bulgarian singer, songwriter and producer who debuted in the Bulgarian boy band 032; Johnny Manuel, an American singer who gained popularity from America’s Got Talent 2017; and Trey Campbell, also an American singer who has written songs for singers like Bebe Rexha, Julie Bergen, and Alexandra Stan.
As with this year’s Austrian entry, Cesár Sampson’s “Nobody But You,” Bulgaria’s entry this year was co-produced by Symphonix International, a collective of music producers from Vienna. The writing team behind the song is made up of Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Joacim Persson and Dag Lundberg. Meanwhile, Kobalt Music UK will be behind the international distribution of the song.
Source: Eurovision World
At the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, 17-year-old Kristian Kostov finished in second place in the Grand Final, bringing Bulgaria their best ever result. 2017 saw Bulgaria make only their third final in their Eurovision history, the first being in 2007 when Elitsa & Stoyan finished 5th with the song “Water”. Bulgaria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2005. The country competed annually from 2005 to 2013, before withdrawing for two years due to financial issues.