For many, The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most exciting events of the year. Naturally, the people of Swindon are included in this build-up. After all, what’s a more enticing idea than the thought of spending an evening singing along to cheesy songs and cheering on your favourite nation?
Yet, the magic of The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t confined to one evening. The entertainment can be continued every day by making bets on who is going to win. Doing this is a great way to follow not just the artists that are performing, but how well the countries are doing too. Whilst, of course, having fun along the way.
When Is Eurovision 2021?
In case you’re not yet fully prepared and haven’t started your party planning, Eurovision is on 18th, 20th and 22nd May 2021 and will be in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. There are 39 countries taking part, giving people a lot of betting options to get to know and follow. This year’s contest will be the 65th one, and as always, judges will be making unbiased decisions as to who the winner will be.
Entrants are coming from all over Europe, and there is even an entry again from Australia, thanks to the county's connection with the commonwealth. In the three stages of the contest, you will see who the participants are, the semi-finals and the grand finale, with singers getting knocked out at every stage.
Who Are the Participants?
As regular Swindon viewers of the show will know, one of the best parts about Eurovision is finding out who the entrants are and what their song is. This also helps get an idea of who to make a bet for or against. Before looking at the Eurovision Song Contest odds, it helps to get to know the competitors a bit first. This way, you can decide how you really feel about an artist and song, and not just go for the county you like the look of. Alternatively, you can take a look at the odds and go for the country that is getting the best reaction from the audience.
Taking a look at some of the artists, here are a few people performing at this year’s show. For the UK, James Newman, a singer-songwriter who won a Brit Award in 2013, will be singing Embers. France’s entry this year is multi-cultural musician Barbara Pravi who will be performing Voilà. The Irish/American singer Lesley Roy will be representing Ireland with her song MAPS. Whilst indie-loving Montaigne will be performing for Australia with her song Technicolour. These contestants are, of course, a few of many.
How to Make a Bet
The first thing to do is to see who is in the running and compare their chances. You can take a look at the odds to win the Eurovision 2021 Song Contest and monitor who the favourites are, and how they are changing. You can go for one of the most popular candidates or opt for a wildcard outsider if you like. Depending on how the contestants are faring, the odds will be constantly changing, so it’s important to keep up to date with what is happening with Eurovision. This can either be through odds pages or just on general news websites.
Then it’s time to make your bet. Remember that, online, you can bet for or against any outcome and you can choose your own odds too.
2021’s Eurovision taking place this May is going to be, as always, a great one, with some fantastic performers. Checking out odds and making a bet is a good way to keep up to date with what’s going on in the competition and adds a new layer to your viewing experience.