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Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Wrap

Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv came to its highly-anticipated climax, with the long-term bookies favourite and leader in the Eurovision betting odds throughout, Duncan Laurence, winning for The Netherlands with his ‘less-is-more’ pared-back emotional ballad, ‘Arcade’.


Never more than $6.00 with Betstar in the Eurovision predictions betting market since its release as The Netherlands’ entry in January 2019, Duncan Laurence’s soon-to-become classic started the final as the red-hot $1.80 favourite with Betstar and promptly delivered victory delighting bookies the world over.

Duncan battled it out all night with Italy and Sweden, but finally stole the show amassing a whopping 492 points to Italy’s 465, Russia’s 369, Switzerland’s 360 and Sweden in the 6th place with 332 points in the Eurovision Grand Final.

Rumour has it that the Dutch Eurovision song selection committee was “blown away” immediately after they first listened to ‘Arcade’, confident that their long-held hope to top the Eurovision betting odds would come to fruition.

Semi-Final 1 Results

With a stand-out performance of her classically and opera inspired ‘Zero Gravity’ in Eurovision’s Semi-Final 1 in Tel Aviv, Kate Miller-Heidke has had her odds cut dramatically from around $14 to just $9.00 odds with Betstar to take out the big prize in the Grand Final.

In odds to win, Australia remains one of the highest countries amongst the first semi-finalist nations, averaging around fourth place across all Australia’s best betting sites. However, a strong semi-final performance seems to have inspired a boost in betting confidence for “Zero Gravity”.

Odds on a Kate Miller-Heidke win have shortened considerably at the time of writing, as have odds for Iceland to win Eurovision 2019 after a crackling and professional performance from Hatari with their hard-rock anthem ‘Hatrið mun sigra’. Greece’s ‘Better Love’ with Katerine Duska has also received significant support from the bookies after a polished display in Semi Final 1.

See all the big Eurovision odds movers and all 10 Grand Final qualifiers from a stunning night of entertainment and quality performers from Semi Final 1:

  • Australia – Kate Miller-Heidke with ‘Zero Gravity’
  • Cyprus – Tamta with ‘Replay’
  • Slovenia – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with ‘Sebi’
  • Czech Republic – Lake Malawi with ‘Friend Of A Friend’
  • Belarus – ZENA with ‘Like It’
  • Serbia – Nevene Božović with ‘Kruna’
  • Iceland – Hatari with ‘Hatrið mun sigra’
  • Estonia – Victor Crone with ‘Storm’
  • Greece – Katerine Duska with ‘Better Love’
  • San Marino – Serhat with ‘Say Na Na Na’

Semi-Final 2 Results

Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke faces an uphill battle to win Australia’s first ever Eurovision Song Contest title if the excellent quality of the performances in Eurovision’s 2019 Semi Final 2 are anything to go by.

Despite the superbly crafted and excellent performance of ‘Zero Gravity’ by Kate Miller-Heidke in Semi Final 1 that resulted in her cutting her odds to win Eurovision 2019 to only $5.00 with Betstar, she’s been somewhat overshadowed by the big favourites who came out strongly with outstanding performances in Semi-Final 2.

Australia’s top and most popular betting sites took notice and the big favourites like the Netherlands Duncan Laurence with ‘Arcade’, Russia’s Sergei Lazarev with ‘Scream’ and Sweden’s John Lundvik with ‘Too Late for Love’ all wowed the crowd with standout performances.

With Azerbaijan and Switzerland also impressing, Kate Miller-Heidke will have to turn out with the performance of her life to win the title for Australia.

See all Semi Final 2’s big Eurovision odds movers and all 10 Grand Final qualifiers action-filled entertainment and superb and professional acts that took the stage in Tel Aviv in the second semi final;

  • Netherlands – Duncan Laurence with ‘Arcade’
  • Sweden – John Lundvik with ‘Too Late for Love’
  • Russia – Sergei Lazarev with ‘Scream’
  • Azerbaijan – Chingiz with ‘Truth’
  • Switzerland – Luca Hanni with ‘She Got Me’
  • Malta – Michela Pace with ‘Chameleon’
  • North Macedonia – Tamara Todevska with ‘Proud’
  • Norway – KEiiNO with ‘Spirit in the Sky’
  • Denmark –Leonora with ‘Love is Forever’
  • Albania – Jonida Maliqi with ‘Ktheju Tokes’

The Netherlands to host Eurovision 2020 – but which city?

In Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, The Netherlands scored 231 from the jury and 261 from the international televotes to finally record its first Eurovision victory since 1975.

Laurence brought home the gold for The Netherlands ending a 44-year-wait for a fifth Dutch Eurovision Song Contest victory since the last winner was Teach In’s ‘Ding A Dong’ way back in 1975.

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Utrecht and The Hague are among the early Dutch candidate cities to host Eurovision 2020.

Eurovision 2019 Results & Points Table

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Kate Miller-Heidke finishes in 9th spot for Australia

With an outstanding Semi Final 1 performance from Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia came from nowhere into outright Eurovision betting odds second favouritism of $5.00 with Betstar just 3 days before the final with her operatic hit ‘Zero Gravity’, a positive song about dealing with, and finally overcoming depression.

Kate brief hit the lead after votes were cast for Australia, however, it wasn’t eventually enough as Australia finished in a respectable 9th position with 285 votes.

However, it’s given Australia confidence and Eurovision’s organisers a strong pointer that Australia deserves to stay in the competition and that Eurovision predictions and betting sites will almost need to factor an Aussie win into the equation in the future.

Eurovision 2019’s Surprise Songs and Televote Favourites

  • Norway’s KEiiNO with ‘Spirit in the Sky’ finished in an unexpected fifth place and if it were not for some technical difficulties during the jury voting, they could well have won.

Other huge shock results from fan and Eurovision predictions odds favourites included;

  • Sweden’s John Lundvik leading at one stage with his great hit ‘Too Late for Love’.
  • Iceland’s extreme punk outfit Hatari eventually concluding their live performance of ‘Hatrið mun sigra’ with any great incident, and;
  • The controversial last place of the UK’s Michael Rice with his pop anthem, ‘Bigger Than Us’. Was it all about Brexit as conspiracy theorists suggest? We’ll never know, but it sure added drama to the glitz of Eurovision 2019.

Eurovision 2019 in Israel – Netta & Madonna

With her Eurovision 2018 win, by announcing ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’, after her victory, Israeli Netta Barzilai invited the world to Israel.

Although the event was ultimately held in Tel Aviv, Netta wowed the crowds again with a sensational performance of her new single ‘Nana Banana’.

The first lady of pop, the iconic Madonna, despite being embroiled in some controversary for her political outbursts during her stage performances in Tel Aviv, left the crowd breathless following her 1989 smash hit ‘Like A Prayer’ and a world exclusive of her new single ‘Future’, which she performed together with American rapper Quavo.

Conchita, Mans Zelmerlow, Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira and Verka Serduchka all too left the crowd wanting more and looking forward to Eurovision 2020 in The Netherlands.

See you in Holland in 2020!