Ireland Eurovision Odds 2024

Ireland Eurovision Odds 2024: Betting Preview

Check out the Ireland Eurovision odds for 2024 in this post as we preview the country’s chances of ending a 28-year wait for Eurovision glory.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is set to be the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is scheduled to take place in Malmö, Sweden, following the country’s victory at the 2023 contest with the song ‘Tattoo’ by Loreen.

It’s now approaching 28 years since Ireland last won the Eurovision. Despite this long drought, Ireland are one of the 2 most successful countries in the history of the Eurovision with 7 wins. Those victories came between 1970 and 1996. Sweden equalled Ireland’s total of 7 song contest wins with their victory in 2023.

Will this be the year that Ireland finally wins the Eurovision again? Find out our chances, betting odds, the song and our representative ahead of Eurovision 2024 below.

Ireland Eurovision Betting Odds

Ireland are 14/1 to win Eurovision 2024 according to the latest Eurovision odds at BoyleSports, having been cut from 40/1 following Bambi Thug’s victory with Doomsday Blue in the Eurosong Contest last Friday. This suggests that Ireland have a 6.7% chance of winning this year’s Eurovision Song Contest based on the implied probability of those odds.

As a result of this massive odds cut Ireland look like they could be set for an appearance in the final, and potentially even challenge for the title in Sweden this May.

Who Will Represent Ireland in Eurovision 2024?

Ireland will be represented by Bambi Thug following victory in the Ireland Eurosong Contest last Friday Night with the song “Doomsday Blues”. Cuntry Ray Robinson was born in Macroom County Cork (Bambi Thug is the performing name) initially trained as a ballet dancer and studied musical theatre.

Bambi likes to combine and mix different musical genres coining a unique term, “ouija-pop”, out of disdain for being put into one genre. Robinson’s music has been inspired by various subjects, like breakups, witchcraft, and drug addiction.

What Is the Ireland’s Eurovision Song?

The name of Ireland’s song for Eurovision 2024 is Doomsday Blues which will be performed by Bambi Thug. The song won Eurosong 2024 with 34 points on 26 January 2024, which means that it will be the Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, to be held in Malmö, Sweden.

Cuntry co-wrote the song with Olivia Cassy Brooking, Sam Matlock and Tyler Ryder. The song has a distinctive style mixing alt-rock, pop and jazz. An “electro-metal breakdown” dealing with topics of heartbreak, deception and the pain of unrequited love creates a “hard-hitting” and “explosive” song. This song certainly packs a unique punch.

Eurovision Style

The Eurovision is arguably best known for its distinctive style and “bold” music ternary, Hard Rock Hallelujah won for Finland in 2006, and Dancing Lasha Tumbai by Verka Serduchka was runner-up for Ukraine in 2007. However, for every Hallelujah and Lasha, there is also a Dustin The Turkey who failed to qualify for the Grand Final for Ireland in 2008 with Irlande Douze Pointe.

Ireland have been criticised as “overly safe” and “forgetting the Eurovision way” in recent years and as shown by Ireland’s entry in 2008, it remains a fine line between “brilliant winner” and “abject failure” when you try to thread the Eurovision needle it can go one way or another.

Doomsday Blues is certainly not a “safe” pick and the initial reaction on Social Media from the Irish Eurovision Fandom is that this song could be a certified hit come May. However, I remain uncertain on whether or not this is optimism bias and as I said above, the line between “hit” and “failure” can be very fine.

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2024 Eurovision Betting Favourites


The joint-favourite for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest is Ukraine at odds of 5/1. Those odds imply that Ukraine has a 16.7% chance of winning Eurovision 2024. 

Ukraine, despite being a relative newcomer to the Eurovision stage when compared with the UK and Ireland, have performed consistently on the stage. They won the contest in 2004, 2016 and 2022 with ‘Wild Dances’ by Ruslana, in 2016 with ‘1944’ by Jamala, and in 2022 with ‘Stefania’ by Kalush Orchestra. With their victory in 2022, they became the 1st country in the 21st century, and the 1st Eastern European country, to win the contest 3 times.


The joint-favourite for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest is Iceland at odds of 5/1. Those odds imply that Ukraine has a 16.7% chance of winning Eurovision 2024. 

Iceland have appeared at the song contest 35 times making 27 finals. Their first appearance at the Contest first came back in 1986 with their highest finish in the competition coming when they finished runner-up in 1999 and 2009.

Interestingly, it was announced recently that a Palestinian singer is set to compete in Iceland’s national Eurovision selection contest.

United Kingdom

The second favourite for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest is the United Kingdom at odds of 6/1. Those odds suggest the country has a 14.3% chance of winning Eurovision 2024.

The UK have gone strong this year looking for success, enlisting the singing talents of former Years & Years singer Olly Alexander. Assisted by the BBC, he has come out with some bold statements that say the country are going to win Eurovision 2024 with a commercial song that will reach #1 in the charts.

Sweden made a similar big play last season bringing back Loreen which resulted in success. Could it be an omen for the first UK victory since 1997? The betting odds suggest it very well could be.

How Many Times Have Ireland Won The Eurovision?

Ireland has won the Eurovision a record 7 times. They hold that record with Sweden who also have 7 Eurovision Song Contest victories.

Ireland first competed in the Eurovision in 1965 with the first winner coming with Dana’s ‘All Kinds of Everything’ in 1970.

It would be another decade before Ireland were victorious again courtesy of Johnny Logan’s performance of ‘What’s Another Year’ in 1980. Logan would go on to win his 2nd Eurovision for Ireland in 1987 with ‘Hold Me Now’.

Then came the 1990s, the Golden Age of Irish success at the Eurovision Song Contest. Ireland won the competition four out of five years between 1992 and 1996. In 1992 it was Linda Martin with ‘Why Me?’, 1993 saw Niamh Kavanagh’s ‘In Your Eyes’ come out victorious and Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan performed the iconic ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’ for 3 in a row.

The song ‘The Voice’ sung by Eimear Quinn in 1996 was Ireland’s 4th song contest win of the decade and 7th in total. Ireland haven’t had much luck since though with the country’s best finish being 8th place with Jedward singing Lipstick back in 2011.

Ireland has failed to qualify for the finals since Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s ‘Together’ came 16th in 2018.

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