Don't miss our guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 for the latest odds, tips, news and more.
Eurovision Betting Odds
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be a huge betting market in the build up to the event in May. Bettors will be hunting through the betting markets to find value in everyone's favourite intercontinental singing contest.
This year's betting is lead by Ukraine with odds of 4/5 at time of writing then it is 2022 hosts Italy at odds of 4/1 and then Sweden follow at odds 12/1.
It is pretty clear that world events are currently influencing the bookmakers on the favourites chances of winning and there is no doubt that this will sway the public in Europe on the night when choosing the eventual winner.
Italy will be looking to be the first country to claim back-to-back wins since Ireland in the early nineties.
Returning for the Italians is 2019 runner-up Mahmood with 19-year old singer and rapper, Blanco.
Mahmood was a crowd favourite three years ago and looks like a promising bet heading into this year's event at odds of 4/1.
Interestingly the United Kingdom are fourth in the outright winner market with odds of 12/1 best price. The United Kingdom will be hoping to make up for their nil point on the Eurovision scoreboard last year.
Normally, we would advice against betting on the United Kingdom from winning the competition, but the bookmakers are confident that UK entrant Sam Ryder will restore some pride to the UK's horrendous record in the past two decades.
The Swedes take the competition very seriously so the odds could be a reflection of that fact rather than their chance of winning. However, if you the odds of 12/1 stick out, then you couldn't go wrong a flutter on the six time winners.
If you wish to bet on the ESC, you can choose from a variety of markets from outright winner, winning region, semi final winner and more with leading bookmakers from your country on Easyodds.com.
Who is the favourite to win Eurovision 2022?
Ukraine are the favourites with the bookmakers to win Eurovision 2022. Ukraine are represented by hip-hop group Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania.
Ukraine last won Eurovision in 2016 with Jamala's song 1944 and have won the contest twice in total.
Who Is Representing The UK in the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final?
The United Kingdom will be represented by singer and social media influencer Sam Ryder.
Sam Ryder will sing the song Space Man in a bid to improve the United's Kingdom's fortunes in the Eurovision Song Contest after another nil point performance last year from James Newman.
This is the first time since 2016 that the song was not chosen by the British public.
Eurovision week starts on the 1o May 2022 with Semi finals with the Eurovision Song Contest final on the 14 May 2022.
Semi final 1 - 10 May 2022
Semi final 2 - 11 may 2022
Grand Final - 14 May 2022
Where is the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022?
Eurovision 2022 is located at the ParaOlympico in Turin, Italy. ESC returns to Bel Paese for the first time since Rome 1991 and it is the third time the Italians have hosted Eurovision. The first time was in 1665 in Naples.
Eurovision 2022 Tickets
Tickets for this year's event in Turin went on sale at 10:00 CEST on 7 April 2022. Unfortunately, all tickets for the live semi finals and grand final have now sold out.
Who Won Eurovision 2021?
Italian rock band Måneskin won Eurovision 2021 for Italy. Måneskin gained 524 points in total for their song Zitti e Bouni.
Måneskin were a success on the night with both the jury and the tele voters from around Europe.
Since their Eurovision win, the Italian band have gone on to be a mainstay in popular music and have gained fans all over the world. Måneskin recently played Coachella Festival in the United States.
Is Ukraine in Eurovision 2022?
Ukraine will compete in 2022 and are represented by Kalush Orchestra. Ukraine are the current bookmakers favourite to win the competition and the world will be looking out to see what statement will be made on the stage.
Is Russia in Eurovision 2022?
Russia will not compete in competition this year. Following the outbreak of the RUssian Invasion of Ukraine, Eurovision suspended Russia's participation in the contest for this year.
In response, Russian Broadcasters Channel One and VGTRK announced that they have suspended their membership to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) meaning that Russia would have to join the EBU again to compete in the competition going forward.
The Eurovision Song Contest has created a number of stars over the years from Sweden's Abba to Celeine Dion who competed for Switzerland.
Below are the winners by year since 2000:
2021 - Italy - Måneskin
2020 - Cancelled
2019 - Netherlands - Ducan Laurence
2018 - Israel Netta
2017 - Portugal - Salvador Sobral
2016 - Ukraine - Jamala
2015 - Sweden - Måns Zelmerlöw
2014 - Austria - Conchita Wurst
2013 - Denmark - Emmelie de Forest
2012 - Sweden - Loreen
2011 - Azerbaijan - Ell and Nikki
2010 - Germany - Lena
2009 - Norway - Alexander Rybak
2008 - Russia - Dima Bilan
2007 - Serbia - Marija Šerifović
2006 - Finland - Lordi
2005 - Greece - Helena Paparizou
2004 - Ukraine - Ruslana
2003 - Turkey - Sertab Erner
2002 - Latvia - Marie N
2001 - Estonia - Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL
2000 - Denmark - Olsen Brothers
Who Has Won the Eurovision Song Contest the most?
Ireland have won the Eurovision Song Contest the most times. The Emerald Isle have won the competition a record seven times with Sweden second in the all-time list with six wins.
Eurovision 2022 Predictions
We predict that everyone will have a close eye on Ukraine this contest. After the devastating scenes in the country over the past
How Accurate are Eurovision Odds?
Eurovision odds tend to be accurate leading up to the event, but a couple of weeks before the finals you can find value in the betting markets.
A number of entries become late bloomers after practices in the arena where commentators are able to see the staging and the song in a big stadium environment.
Eurovision 2022 Entries
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 sees 40 countries entry this year. Armenia and Montenegro are returning countries to the competition this year.
See below the songs entered into this year's competition.
|Australia||Not The Same||Sheldon Riley|
|Austria||Halo||LUMIX & Pia Maria|
|Azerbaijan||Fade to Black||Nadir Rustamli|
|Belgium||Miss You||Jérémie Makiese|
|Bulgaria||Intention||Intelligent Music Project|
|Croatia||Guilty Pleasure||Mia Dimšić|
|Czech Republic||The Show||Reddi|
|France||Fulenn||Alavn & Ahez|
|Georgia||Look Me In||Circus Mircus|
|Greece||Die Together||Amanda Tenfjord|
|Iceland||Með hækkandi sól||Systur|
|Ireland||That's Rich||Brook Scullion|
|israel||I.M||Michael Ben David|
|Italy||Brividi||Mahmood & Blanco|
|Latvia||Eat Your Salad||Citi Zēni|
|Malta||I Am What I Am||Emma Muscat|
|Moldova||Trenuleţul||Zdob şi Zdub & Fraţii Advahov|
|Norway||Give That Wolf a Banana||Subwoolfer|
|San Marino||Stripper||Achille Lauro|
|Serbia||In Corpore Sano||Konstrakta|
|Sweden||Hold Me Closer||Cornelia Jakobs|
|Switzerland||Boys Do Cry||Marius Bear|
|United Kingdom||Space Man||Sam Ryder|
Eurovision Semi Final 1 Line Up
The line up and running order for Semi final 1 is as follows:
The big five able to vote in this semi final are France and the hosts. Qualifying from semi final 1 will take place on 10 may 2022 at 20:00 BST.
The top 10 songs will qualify for the final.
Eurovision Semi Final 2 Line Up
The line up and running order for semi final 2 is as follows:
The big five countries able to vote in this semi final are Germany, Spain and United Kingdom. Qualifying from semi final 2 will take place on 11 May 2022 at 20:00 BST with the performances kicking off shortly after.
The top songs from semi final 2 will qualify for the final.
What is the Big Five of Eurovision?
The Big Five are the five countries that make the biggest financial contributions to the European Broadcasting Union.
Since 2000, the Big Five (formally Big Four) are given an automatic pass through the semi-finals at fear of being eliminated before the grand final.
In 2015, Australia joined the contest for the first time as a guest nation and were given an automatic pass to the final. However, since then they have not joined the Big Five and Australia must qualify for the finals.
Who are the Big Five?
The big five are as follows: