Europe Standing ‘Together’ With Ireland In Eurovision

Ireland’s odds to get back into the Eurovision winners’ circle are continuing to crumble after the final line-up for the final was revealed on Thursday evening.

Ryan O’Shaughnessy, aiming to give Ireland its first taste of success since 1996 with ‘Together’, has seen his odds cut into 6/1 from 66/1

…since qualifying from the first semi-final on Tuesday. He had been as big as 150/1 when markets opened.

He also learned today that he will be performing 24th out the 26 competitors, a position pundits have said is favourable in gaining phone votes as the song will be fresh in memory of viewers.

The Irish entrant is now just 7/4 to finish in the top four and odds-on at 1/2 to earn a top 10 finish.

The United Kingdom’s ongoing political stand-off with the European Union has done nothing for their chances of scoring their first victory since 1997, with SuRie’s ‘Storm’ a massive 500/1 shot to be the winning song at this year’s contest in Lisbon.

Cyprus remain the favourites and are now a very short 6/5 shot from 15/8 overnight to break their Eurovision duck and bring next year’s ceremony to Nicosia via Eleni Foureira’s performance of ‘Fuego’.

*Prices correct at time of publication