Top 10 Eurovision 2019 odds
Which countries will be among the top ten in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019?
Eurovision 2019 top 10
Eurovision 2019: it’s getting very close. With the days counting down until the competition’s final in Tel Aviv, Israel on 18th May, countries across the continent and beyond are preparing for the big show. This year 42 countries will take part in the contest, with 26 of those performing in the final and hoping to succeed Netta as Eurovision champion.
Top 10 is always a great result for a country in Eurovision, even though there will always be disappointments from a big fan favorite before the contest that didn’t step on the podium, bit overall for a singer’s CV it remains a result good to have.
France’s representant, a 19-year-old singer and YouTuber Bilal Hassani first came to the country’s attention after performing on the French version of The Voice Kids, wowing judges with a cover of Rise Like a Phoenix by previous Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst. He won France’s Destination Eurovision contest with the song Roi (King, in English), an anthem about accepting and embracing change while staying true to yourself.
Spain is also a contender for the top 10 this year. Real name Miguel Pozo, singer Miki became a star in Spain after winning TV talent contest Operación Triunfo (Operation Triumph, a version of Fame Academy) in 2018. Nothing to do with the film Bird Box, his song La Venda (The Blindfold) is very happy indeed, urging listeners to embrace their life.
In a bid to claim the Eurovision crown, this year Denmark is sending along former elite ice skater Leonora Colmor Jepsen. And making her sit on a giant chair. Yes, instead of showing off her skills on the rink, most of Jepson’s set will revolve around a giant piece of furniture and a strange French costume choice. Talking about her song,if you like musicals, it’s not too bad. In fact, many bookies are predicting a top 10 finish for Jepsen.
Although Portugal has been known for sending slower songs to Eurovision in recent years (like winner Salvador Sobral and entry Amar Pelos Dois), there’s been a slight change in plan for 2019. They’re instead turning to former sex shop worker Conan Osris (real name Tiago Miranda) and his track about a broken mobile phone. When singing this on stage previously, Osris has sported a golden chin and performed ballet wearing trainers. Which, let’s face it, you haven’t seen before.
The Slovenian duo, Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl was formed in 2017. The pair pulled off an impressive result at their country’s national selection process, winning 72.89% of the vote. In case you were wondering, yes, from the look of their Instagram, they are a couple.
Poland surprised everyone this year with its entry: Tulia, which is only one of the biggest names in traditional Polish folk music, a band who performed at FRYDERYKI 2018 gala, the Polish Brits! In the rare circumstance that hasn’t jogged your memory, you probably need telling the four-piece group – Joanna Sinkiewicz, Dominika Siepka, Patrycja Nowicka and Tulia Biczak – became a hit in their home country in recent years thanks to their unconventional cover of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence.