Sweden A Steal To Make Top Ten

Apr 9, 2010 by

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest is a remarkable ballad-fest – some might say, snooze-fest – with a plethora of tunes that only a die-hard Celine Dion/Westlife fan could love.
Given the fact the UK’s entry last year – ‘It’s My Time’ sung by Jade Ewen – managed to finish 5th, and Celine herself won back in 1988, it’s highly possible one or two in this year’s field will outperform their current long prices and make it into the Top Ten.
Belarus (a hideous Westlife/Disney hybrid), Portugal, Ireland, Georgia, Malta… just some of the bland ballads this year that while triggering narcolepsy among the EntertainmentOdds team, could go down a storm with old-fashioned Eurovision juries. The tricky element is trying to assess which of these might figure most prominently with televoters to push up their overall points tally.
The first one we are willing to take a risk on is Belgium at 5-2 with Betfred to make the Top Ten. Tom Dice has a good voice and such a stripped down song as ‘Me And My Guitar’ has the chance to really stand out set alongside so many more traditional ballads. It’s in the easier first semi-final and should, in theory, do well enough with juries and televoters to progress, and push on from there in the final.
But the stand-out Top Ten bet as of now has to be Sweden at 6-4 with Betfred. Sweden’s Anna Bergendahl has the voice of an angel and genuine stage charisma judging by her winning performance in the Swedish qualifying heat. ‘This Is My Life’ is a harmonious ditty Anna looks sure to deliver in a very charming manner. It has to progress first from a very tricky second semi-final but we think it ticks enough Eurovision boxes to make it into our Top Five and wouldn’t want to put anyone off backing Sweden ew at 33-1 (quarter the odds first four) with Skybet.
Hope you enjoy our first YouTube video.
Rob Furber

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