Equinox have moved to second in the betting odds, making Bulgaria one of the front runners to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2018 participants, Equinox have moved to second in the betting odds, jumping Estonia and the Czech Republic to become one of the favourites to win next month in Lisbon. In the space of a week Bulgaria has climbed from 7th in the odds to 2nd in the odds.
Bulgaria’s climb back up the odds has coincided with the groups first live performance of their song “Bones” at the London Eurovision Party 2018. It also comes days after the group revealed aspects of their concept behind their staging in Lisbon. Bulgaria now sit in their best position in the betting odds since the reveal of their song at the start of March.
The current top five in the betting odds is as follows:
- Israel – Netta Barzilai – Toy
- Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones
- Estonia – Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
- Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me
- Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
Equinox were 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.
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.