Cyprus have fallen backwards in the odds, reaching its lowest point since the reveal of “Replay” by Tamta at the start of March.
Cyprus has fallen back seventh favourite in the odds, as the nation is passed by Iceland with the bookmakers. Cyprus which had peaked at fourth favourite to win the contest at the start of March, has been slowly falling backwards down the odds in the past three weeks, before reaching seventh yesterday evening. Hatari and Iceland are now in sixth, having spent the majority of this month in 7th position with the bookmakers.
The current top ten in according to Eurovision World is as follows:
- Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Aracde – 20% (-1%)
- Russia – Sergey Lazarev – Scream – 13%
- Switzerland – Luca Hanni – She Got Me – 10% (+1%)
- Sweden – John Lundvik – Too Late for Love – 8% (-1%)
- Italy – Mahmood – Soldi – 5%
- Iceland – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra – 5% (+1%)
- Cyprus – Tamta – Replay – 4%
- Greece – Katerine Duska – Better Love – 4%
- Malta – Michela Pace – 3%
- Norway – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky – 3%
Further down the odds, Azerbaijan and Denmark have continued to move between 15th and 16th place with the bookmakers. While Albania has reached 28th favourite to win the contest, the highest that Albania has been to date this season. The United Kingdom also returns to 22nd favourite, its best position since the start of February.
Tamta Goduadze was born on January 10 1981 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She moved to Greece with her family at the age of 22. In 2004, she took part in Super Idol, the Greek version of Pop Idol, where she finished in second place. She has since gone on to have a successful music career, releasing three studio albums and a Best Of album. She also appeared as a judge on the Greek and Georgian versions of X Factor.
This is not Tamta’s first involvement with the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2007, she finished third in the Greek national final with the song “With Love”. She has also approached ERT about representing them since 2010, but has been turned down. Tamta was also approached last year by CyBC regarding Eurovision participation according to Alpha News, but turned down the offer due to a busy schedule. Reports stated that this year, Tamta was approached by both ERT and CyBC about Eurovision participation.
Source: Eurovision World