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Jedward take Europe by storm as Eurovision odds plummet

| 11.05.2011

France are the huge favourites to land the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest but Amaury Vassili faces competition from an Irish duo that divided a nation in the 2009 X Factor.

Vassili’s operatic rendition of ‘Sognu’ is strongly fancied to dominate the Eurovision voting and France are currently trading at 9/5 to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

With the French hopes pinned on his shoulders, Vassili is confident of wowing Europe come Saturday night, but the world’s youngest tenor faces serious competition from two of the most entertaining/annoying twins in Europe.

Last week Jedward were available at 25/1 to win the Eurovision Song Contest, but a number of television appearances and some strong rehearsal shows has seen the support come in droves for the Irish act and Ireland are now just 9/2 to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

They may have split the nation when performing tracks such as ‘Oops I Did It Again’ and ‘Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby’ on the 2009 series of X Factor, but their Eurovision entry ‘Lipstick’ has the whole of Europe talking.

Support from Austria, Germany and Scandinavia has seen Ireland’s Eurovision odds come steaming in as punters take a chance on the comedic duo and there is plenty of value still be had with Jedward 11/10 to perform better than Blue.

Representing the United Kingdom, Blue were the 7/1 second favourites to land the Eurovision prize but the boys now find themselves 10/1 joint fourth favourites following the support for Jedward.

Blue already have their spot in Saturday’s Eurovision final while Ireland must negotiate their way through Thursday night’s second semi-final.

Ireland are 1/6 to qualify for Saturday’s final so it seems fairly certain they will line up alongside Blue, and Ladbrokes are offering plenty of Jedward specials for Saturday’s final.

A £10 stake on Ireland winning the Eurovision Song Contest would return £55. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of a free bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.