Eurovision odds top 4
Which countries will be among the top four in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019?
Eurovision 2019 top 4
Eurovision 2019 is just a couple of months away, and all across the continent and beyond countries have been selecting their songs for this year. This year’s Eurovision will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, following their victory in Lisbon last year with Netta’s song Toy – with the semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and the grand final on Saturday 18 May.
Reaching the top 4 is definitely a goal for each of the participating country. But some countries already got used in the past year with always being close to the win and in Lisbon will want to finally achieve even better.
Georgian singer Tamta is a big star of the Greek world after finishing a runner-up on talent show Super Idol Greece. She’s released several albums and was a mentor on X Factor Georgia in 2014, and X Factor Greece in 2016. First releasing her song name months before the actual music, Tamta finally let fans listen to her single in March. And it went down very well: as well as a positive reaction on Youtube, Replay is also predicted a top 4 finish by the bookies.
If you’re a fan of Amy Winehouse, there’s a good chance you’ll like the soulful Katerine Duska. The Greek-Canadian singer channels a dark sonic timbre that has earned her fame in her home country and online, with Duska’s (brilliant) cover of Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know having over a million views on YouTube. Her Eurovision entry, Better Love, should go down well with fans of musicals: it wouldn’t sound out of place on The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
Of course, you’ll know Chingiz as a former winner of the Azerbaijani version of Pop Idol, but the Moscow-born singer apparently a lot deeper than that. For example, here’s a typical caption for one of his Instagram posts: “My style is always indicating my inner state and my mood. I’m creating or better say playing with new looks, cause it helps me expressing myself.” It might not surprise you to learn Chingiz is also a big fan of yoga and backpacking.
Although many fans hoped that Courtney Act would be representing Australia, the country opted instead for award-winning classical performer Kate Miller-Heidke. She’s a big deal down under, having released four studio albums and a greatest hits compilation. Miller-Heidke’s song, Ze-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ero Gra-a-a-a-a-a-a-avity, as she sings it, is a mix of EDM and opera. And it had some amazing(ly weird) staging during the national selection process: Miller-Heidke stood in giant raised dress while another woman flew around behind her on a large bendy pole.
Jonida Maliqi is a huge household name – providing your household is in Albania. As well as hosting the country’s version of Dancing with the Stars, Maliqi also served as a coach of The Voice of Albania in 2016. Her song, one of the first released ahead of this year’s contest, is Ktheju tokës (translating to English as “Return to the land”) after Maliqi won the country’s annual Festivali i Këngës (Festival of Songs). The Albanian lyrics refer to emigration and the Kosovo War.