Irish Eurovision Hopes Hang By A Thread

Just hours before Brendan Murray takes to the stage in Kiev to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, qualification hopes look to have been dashed.

Having been initially priced at 8/11, there was some hope that Brendan Murray with his track ‘Dying To Try’ would make it through by the skin of his teeth.

However on Thursday Ireland’s odds not to qualify for Saturday night’s showpiece final were cut to 1/5 after further support from punters.

Bulgaria are expected to dominate the semi-final and are 4/7 to win the heat and 1/100 to qualify with their track ‘Beautiful Mess’.

The top five countries expected to qualify, out of ten possible places, are Bulgaria (1/100), Romania (1/12), The Netherlands (1/7), 2013 winners Denmark (1/6) and Estonia (1/6).

*Prices correct at time of publication.