Hatari from Iceland have entered the top five in the betting odds, passing Italy to become one of the favourites to win Eurovision 2019.
Hatari has entered the top five of the betting odds, moving up two places with the bookmakers in as many days. The group who have drawn international attention from press across the continent, are now the fifth favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The group from Iceland have passed Italy, who have now been outside of the top five in the odds since the beginning of February.
The current top ten in according to Eurovision World is as follows:
- Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Aracde – 19% (-1%)
- Russia – Sergey Lazarev – Scream – 12% (-1%)
- Switzerland – Luca Hanni – She Got Me – 11% (+1%)
- Sweden – John Lundvik – Too Late for Love – 8%
- Iceland – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra – 5%
- Italy – Mahmood – Soldi – 5%
- Cyprus – Tamta – Replay – 4%
- Greece – Katerine Duska – Better Love – 4%
- Malta – Michela Pace – 4% (+1%)
- Norway – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky – 3%
Further down the odds Germany continues to rise and fall with the bookmakers. The nation currently sits as 23rd favourite to win the competition in Tel Aviv, Germany however is a long way off its best result this season of fifth at the end of February.
Who are Hatari?
Hatari have been performing since 2015 and are formed of Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and Einar Hrafn Stefánsson. In December 2018, the group released a statement saying that they were disbanding because they had failed to topple capitalism.
In January 2019 it was revealed that Hatari would be competing in the Icelandic selection for Eurovision 2019. They competed with the song “Hatrið mun sigra” and won the selection. Since their victory they have gone on to be one of the most talked about acts in the contest.
Source: Eurovision World