The Eurovision Song Contest is an international song competition organised annually with competing countries casting votes for the other countries' songs to determine a winner. Eurovision has been held every year since 1956, with the exception of the cancelled 2020 edition, making it the longest-running annual international televised music competition.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place in Rotterdam. The Dutch city was due to host the Contest in 2020 before the event was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Semi-Finals will take place on 18 and 20 May 2021. The Grand Final takes place on 22 May 2021
Eurovision Betting Odds
When the competition takes place the Eurovision song contest bookies offer UK punters the obvious Eurovision betting markets such as betting on the winner, (and in most recent years there has been a clear bookies favourite) or who will come last. Some online betting bookmakers offer more exotic odds such as will anyone get 0 points, you can bet on which countries will get more than 100 points, you can bet who will come in the top 3 places as well as a number of other proposition bets which changes year by year. In recent years Eurovision has become so popular there is a need for Semi-Final round to be held before the Finals to narrow the field.
Some Nations, such as the UK, are always in the Finals, but the Semi-Final round allows another period of Eurovision betting whilst the Eurovision Bookies provide new markets and odds for those "Mini Eurovisions". Because of the "fun" nature of Eurovision, we should warn you that the bookies' odds are not always very generous and have a relatively high margin.
It appears to be a two horse race this year with Italy and France leading the market each with odds just under 3/1, but Malta is also in the running at around 6/1 and definitely should not be ruled out!
How to Place a Bet on Eurovision
Placing a bet on Eurovision these days is exactly the same as any other bet at the bookmakers, you simply select the market you want, then view the available odds, select what you think will win, and enter your desired stake on the betslip.
There are a number of bookmakers who cover Eurovision and allow you to place a bet on the results but the best odds can be found at the following three:
Eurovision Sign Up Offers & Free Bets
There are no specific Eurovision bookies Sign Up Offers or Free Bets at the moment but if any apprear we shall update this page.
Every year we provide a rundown of all the latest news and views concerning the next Eurovision song contest. There is no information about Eurovision 2021 yet, so we will update this page once things become clearer. We expect it to follow the same format with two semi-finals from which the top countries shall advance to the final. The UK is certain to be in the final though as one of the founder nations it is guaranteed a spot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes there are a large number of Eurovision Bookmakers willing to take your bets.
There are a large number of bets available including the overall winner, who will place in the top 3, how many countries will score 100 points, who will come last and will anyone score 0.