Switzerland has moved to third favourite in the Betting Odds to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Switzerland has passed Sweden and become the third favourite to win this years Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. Switzerland is represented by Luca Hänni with the song “She Got Me”. The song is already the most successful pre-contest charting Swiss Eurovision entry since the 2007 contest in Helsinki, Finland.
Before Luca was announced as the Swiss representative for Tel Aviv, Switzerland had been at the bottom of the odds as between the 18th and 32nd most likely nation to win. The betting odds predict a large change in fortunes for the nation, which hasn’t qualified for a final of the contest since 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With Switzerland moving in to third place, Sweden who is represented by John Lundvik slips back in to fourth place with the bookmakers. Sweden has not been outside of the top three in the betting odds all season, having been second favourite until the beginning of March.
- Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Aracde – 21%
- Russia – Sergey Lazarev – Scream – 13%
- Switzerland – Luca Hanni – She Got Me – 9% (+2%)
- Sweden – John Lundvik – Too Late for Love – 9% (-1%)
- Italy – Mahmood – Soldi – 5%
- Cyprus – Tamta – Replay – 4%
- Iceland – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra – 4%
- Greece – Katerine Duska – Better Love – 4%(+1%)
- Malta – Michela Pace – 3%
- Norway – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky – 3%
Who is Luca Hänni?
Luca is a singer-songwriter from Bern, Switzerland. He is best known for competing in the ninth season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar in 2012. He went on to win the show, becoming the first non-German singer to do so. His debut single topped the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and his debut album reached number one in Switzerland and Austria.
The singer has a link to the Eurovision Song Contest having been the nation’s spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. He announced the results of the Swiss jury which awarded 12 points to Salvador Sobral of Portugal.
This year SRF has opted to internally select both the singer and song that will represent the nation in Tel Aviv, this comes on the back off four years of non-qualification to the fina
Source: Eurovision World