Cyprus has become the fifth favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Entering the top 5 in the betting odds this evening is Cyprus, who have overtaken Bulgaria. This is following Elena’s second rehearsal earlier this week.
Yesterday Italy’s Måneskin became the favourites to win following their second rehearsal, with France just behind.
The current top 10 in the betting odds are as follows:
- Italy – Måneskin – Zitti e buoni – 22%
- France – Barbara Pravi – Voilà – 20%
- Malta – Destiny – Je Me Casse – 12%
- Iceland – Daði og Gagnamagnið – 10 Years – 8%
- Cyprus – Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo – 6%
- Bulgaria – Victoria – Growing Up Is Getting Old – 6%
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’univers – 5%
- Ukraine – Go_A – Shum – 2%
- Lithuania – The Roop – Discoteque – 2%
- Greece – Stefania – Last Dance – 2%
Who is Elena Tsagrinou?
Elena Tsagrinou was born in Athens in 1994. Throughout the years, she has performed on the biggest music shows in Greece and Cyprus at a considerable number of concerts. She has collaborated with many other famous Greek artists such as Konstantinos Argyros and MELISSES.
Elena Tsagrinou was the very first act that was not planned to participate at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest being confirmed, on November 25.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: eurovisionworld
Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. Their best result was in 2018, with Eleni Foureira and the performance of the song “Fuego” won second place with 436 points. Before then, their best results in the contest came in the form of three fifth-place finishes. In 2004, Lisa Andreas performed “Stronger Every Minute” in Istanbul, Turkey. She finished 5th in the final scoring 170 points, which included 12 points from Greece. They also placed fifth in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou and their song “Mana mou”, and in 1982 with Anna Vissi’s “Mono i agapi.” Cyprus withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 due to financial difficulties but returned again in 2015.