There's no real big favorite this year imo, there are a lot of "could win" songs.
If Europe "gets" it, then France will win this thing like bookies seem to think. Vocally it's stunning, it's an opera-like song. Not worth the odds tho (2.75 or something like that).
Bosnia seems to be very popular, but I don't know. It sounds a bit dull and like a typical Balkan song, if that makes any sense.
UK's song is very slick, boyband-like. Not getting many votes from Eastern Europe I think.
Estonia, Azerbaijan and Hungary are hugely overrated imo, although that's always dangerous to say with neighbor-voting going on.
I fancy Sweden & Russia to do very well. It will attract a lot of woman and gay voters.
Denmark is another strong outsider. Easy popsong, which will do very well (like last year).
My personal favorite is Slovenia by a mile. Surprised it's not doing well at the books, but that's probably because it doesn't have many voting"friends".
France is a massive favourite with the bookies, we're talking 2/1 favourite and shortening, the next favourite, Ireland ( Ireland huh?
) is like 9/1 and the UK - which I like a lot, I always liked Blue anyway, is 3rd fav alongside Azerbaijan.
So is there any point to go for any of the other songs except for France - which is easily the most stunning song - in hopes that there is a surprise and if so, which one?
The bookies usually get it right you know, but I don't wanna end up in the wrong side of a surprise especially at such ridiculously low odds.
Any suggestions? Will the UK make top 3?
Looks like the return of the West will continue this year, as some of the sleeping giants seem to be taking things more seriously at last.