Netherlands are now the odds-on favourites for victory at Eurovision 2019 after the finalists were confirmed.
Last night saw the second of this year's semi-finals, confirming the line up of contestants and songs for Saturday's grand final.
The support remains strong for the Netherlands in the 64th edition of the Eurovision song contest, with bookies BoyleSports slashing their odds again into 4/6 from 11/10 after they secured their spot in the final on Thursday night in the second semi-final.
Duncan Laurence performed the song ‘Arcade’ with the 25-year old hoping to land the Netherlands their first Eurovision song contest win since 1975 and bring their tally of wins to five.
Australia are big movers in the market and are now 6/1 from 16/1 after they progressed from the first semi-final on Tuesday with Kate Miller-Heidke’s stunning operatic rendition of ‘Zero Gravity’, a song about her experience of postnatal depression.
France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom automatically qualified for the 2019 Eurovision final with the best priced of that bunch being Italy who are 18/1 with BoyleSports, after drifting from 9/1.
Switzerland have shortened into 10/1 from 22/1 following their second semi-final performance. Luca Hanni impressed the public with Sweden’s entry of ‘She Got Me’. Norway have also received some support on Thursday night after booking themselves a spot in the final with their odds moving into 33/1 from a massive 125/1.
Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “The Netherlands are in a very good position now to win their fifth Eurovision with BoyleSports cutting their odds again on Thursday night into 4/6 from 11/10.
"Australia are eye catching movers in the ante post book with their odds just 6/1 now from an initial 16/1 following the jaw-dropping performance from Kate Miller-Heidke”.
Eurovision Song Contest odds
Eurovision 2019 takes place this Saturday night (May 18) at 8PM on BBC One.