Australia’s Jessica Mauboy has moved to third favourite to win the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
As rehearsals continue in Lisbon, Jessica Mauboy has passed Equinox to become the third favourite to win this years edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Bulgaria has been slipping down the betting odds over the course of the past day. At the start of day one in Lisbon, Bulgaria were the second favourite to win, but last night Madame Monsieur passed them following the first rehearsal.
The current top five in the odds is as follows:
- Israel – Netta – Toy
- France – Madame Monsieur – Mercy
- Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
- Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones
- Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me
Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. She was internally selected by Australian broadcaster SBS, and will sing “We Got Love”.
Jessica is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, as she performed on the 2014 stage in Copenhagen as the interval act, where she performed her song “Sea of Flags”. Since 2012, she has also headlined numerous tours, and supported the likes of Beyoncé and Chris Brown.
Source: Eurovision World
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. Australia has broadcast the contest since 1983 making it the country which watched the contest for the longest period of time before taking part in the contest. In 2016 Australia was represented by Dami Im with the song “Sound of Silence”. She brought Australia 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, she was just 23 points away from victory.