Sennek has fallen to ninth in the betting odds, following her first live performances of “A Matter of Time” at the Eurovision preview parties.
Belgium has fallen backwards to ninth in the betting odds, following Sennek’s first live performance at the Eurovision preview parties in both Israel and the Netherlands. The singer had started last week as the sixth favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, and now sits as the ninth favourite.
The betting odds from 5th to 15th are as follows:
- 5th – Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
- 6th – Sweden – Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
- 7th – France – Madame Monsieur – Mercy
- 8th – Norway – Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
- 9th – Belgium – Sennek – A Matter of Time
- 10th – Greece – Yianna Terzi – Oniro Mou
- 11th – Spain – Alfred & Amaia – Tu cancion
- 12th – Italy – Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente
- 13th – The Netherlands – Waylon – Outlaw in ‘Em
- 14th – Finland – Saara Aalto – Monsters
- 15th – Austria – Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You
At the end of September last year, it was announced that Sennek would represent Belgium at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. This early announcement made her the first confirmed artist of the new Eurovision season. She has previously described her song for Lisbon as “a pop song, but not a typical one. Not even for the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a bit mysterious.” Sennek wrote and composed the song herself.
Sennek will perform fourth in the first semi-final on May 8. She will be hoping to continue Belgium’s recent run of good results in the contest, by becoming the fourth consecutive Belgian act to finish in the top ten.
Source: Eurovision World
Belgium was one of the original seven nations to participate in the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. To date the country has won the contest only once in 1986. Sandra Kim won the contest with the song “J’aime la vie”, her victory was not without controversy when it emerged that Sandra was just 13 years old, two years younger than the age restriction at the time. In the late 00s Belgium struggled in the contest failing to reach the final annually from 2005 until 2010, when Tom Dice finished 6th in the final with 143 points. Belgium has finished last at the contest six times, including two sets of nul points.