Portugal continues to head backwards with the bookmakers, a day on from Conan Osíris took to the stage for the first time.
While the first rehearsals for Semi-Final One wrapped up yesterday, Portugal has continued to head backwards with the bookmakers. The nation which is represented by Conan Osíris and “Telemóveis” has seen its % chance of qualifying for the final fall by more than 10 percentage points over the past 24 hours.
Portugal currently sits as the 12th favourite to qualify from Semi-Final One, with Poland having passed the nation into eleventh. Portugal had ended yesterday’s rehearsals with a 58% chance of qualifying. Currently 9th to 13th with the bookmakers to qualify from Semi-Final One are:
- Belgium – 9th – 65% chance of qualifying – No change
- Estonia – 10th – 63% chance of qualifying – -1% since yesterday
- Poland – 11th – 51% chance of qualifying – -4% since yesterday, but up one place
- Portugal – 12th – 47% chance of qualifying – -11% since yesterday, down one place
- San Marino – 13th – 32% chance of qualifying – 3% since yesterday
Portugal had at the start of march sat within the top ten favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest. The nation has fallen another place today to see them sit as 15th favourite to win the Grand Final. Portugal was passed by Spain who are now the highest they have been in the odds to date.
Who is Conan Osíris?
Conan Osíris will represent Portugal in Tel Aviv with the song “Telemóveis”. Conan was born in Lisbon in 1989 and has been performing since 2011.
From the moment that “Telemóveis” was revealed as competing in the Portuguese selection, Conan was the favourite to win. The song went viral ahead of the Grand Final, with his performance in semi-final one receiving nearly 2 million views in two weeks.
Source: Eurovision World