Having peaked as the second favourite to win just two days ago, Australia now falls back to eighth favourite following their first rehearsal.
Jessica Mauboy has fallen backwards in the odds following the first rehearsal yesterday evening in Lisbon, Portugal. Australia took to the stage with the song “We Got Love” but has failed to impressed the betting public. The performance was viewed to be safe and engaging, but lacking a spark that could make it this years winner.
The top ten in the betting odds currently is;
- Israel – Netta – Toy
- Norway – Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
- France – Madame Monsieur – Mercy
- Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones
- Estonia – Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
- Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me
- Sweden – Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
- Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
- Cyprus – Eleni Foureria – Fuego
- Italy – Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente
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.