With the Eurovision Song Contest fast approaching, a new group of artists are vying for their music to be crowned Song of the Year.
The annual celebration of Europe’s biggest music acts kicked off in Turin on Tuesday (10 May) with the first semi-final, while the second took place on Thursday (12 May).
The countries that made it to the first semi-final were Armenia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine.
The qualifiers in the second semi-final were Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Sweden.
The grand finale of Eurovision takes place tonight (May 14). More information on how to watch can be found here.
According to William Hill, Ukraine is leading the pack to win the competition with a 42 percent chance of winning amid the country’s ongoing war with Russia.
For the first time in years, UK competitor Sam Ryder is in a good position before the competition begins and looks set to do far better than James Newman’s disastrous ‘zero points’ last year.
Read the current top 10 below…
Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra, “Stefania” – 4/11
UK: Sam Ryder, “Space Man” – 6/1
Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs, “Hold Me Closer” – 15/2
Spain: Chanel, “SloMo” – 16/1
Greece: Amanda Tenfjord, “Die Together” – 40/1
Poland: Ochman, “River” – 40/1
Netherlands: S10, “De Diepte” – 50/1
Norway: Subwoolfer, “Give That Wolf a Banana” – 50/1
Finland: The Rasmus, “Jezebel” – 80/1
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