Nicky Byrne Tipped To Host Eurovision In 3 Arena After Ireland Qualify For Final
Ireland’s odds to win the Eurovision Song Contest have been slashed drastically from 150/1 to 50/1 after Ryan O’Shaughnessy defied his 4/1 odds to qualify and booked Ireland a spot in Saturday’s Grand Finale for the first time in FIVE years.
Understandably the whole nation is bursting with excitement to see our country take to the stage on Saturday, a feat that alluded Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith English, Molly Sterling, Nicky Byrne and Brendan Murray in recent years.
The track ‘Together’ is already priced at 11/2 to make it to Number 1 in the Irish charts
We have priced up where the Eurovision could be held if Ryan goes on to win it for Ireland and it is the 3 Arena that has emerged as the firm 8/11 favourite. Millstreet Green Glens Arena, which hosted the Eurovision in 1993, is a 2/1 shot with 1981 and 1988 venue, the RDS, priced at 13/2.
Nicky Byrne, who has represented Ireland and announces the Irish points awarded to participating countries, leads the charge at 15/8 to host the Eurovision if it comes to Ireland. Marty Whelan, who has commentated on the event on our screens since 2000, is the 7/1 second favourite.
Amanda Byram and Jedward, who represented the country in 2011 and 2012, qualifying both times, are both 8/1 shots to host it on Irish soil. Mary Kennedy to resume her role as Eurovision host, having presented it in 1995, can be backed at 12/1.
*Prices correct at time of publication