• March 9, 2023

Betting on the Eurovision Song Contest

Betting on the Eurovision Song Contest

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Eurovision is always good for a surprise. More than once, viewers have experienced that being famous is no guarantee for success in the contest. Of course, this makes the whole thing even more exciting, especially if you want to place a bet on the Eurovision winner. You can put your money on favorites or you can put your money on outsiders. In the past decades there have been numerous sensations at the Eurovision Song Contest, which always make betting worthwhile. The ten biggest of them are listed in the top 10 list.

  • Lordi is clearly a sensation in the history of the European Song Contest. In 2006, the Finnish metal band won the contest, which until then had been dominated by ballads and funky pop music. Lordi’s Eurovision victory shocked many fans of the competition.
  • Marija Šerifović brought normality back to the competition in 2007.
  • France Gall won with her song “Poupée de cire, poupée de son” in 1965. The sensation was that for the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest a song won, which was also played on the radio afterwards.
  • The song “Nocturne” by Secret Garden became the first winning song in 1995, in which hardly sung.
  • In 1993 the Irish Niamh Kavanagh won with “In your eyes”. Ireland had already won the previous year.
  • Sandra Kim won for Belgium in 1986. Only one year before Belgium was on the last place of the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • The Olsen Brothers brought the victory to Denmark in 2000. The two brothers were older than many of the other participants but their song “Fly on the wings of love” was very well received in Europe.
  • ABBA is probably the showcase band par excellence when it comes to Eurovision Song Contest sensations. In 1974, the Swedish band sang its way into the hearts of Europe with the song “Waterloo”. The band quickly became one of the most successful music groups of all time with 380 million records sold.
  • Another great in show business who participated in Eurovision is Celine Dion. She was on stage for Switzerland in 1988 and brought the victory for the mountain country.

Lena Meyer-Landruth stirred up the competition with her song “Satellite”. In 2023 they managed to bring the victory to Germany for the second time in the history of the contest.