Eurovision 2021 LIVE: Italy favourite to win as UK set to finish last again

Eurovision: Sweden's Tusse rates UK entry's chances

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The Eurovision Song Contest grand final is due to air on BBC One tonight (May 22), with a total of 26 countries taking to the stage in a last attempt to be crowned Eurovision winner 2021.The contest is taking place in Rotterdam and the Dutch city was due to host the contest in 2020 before the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past week the bookies’ odds on which country will win has changed dramatically.

According to Ladbrokes, Italy are currently the bookies favourites to win with Maneskin, while France trails closely behind.

The bookies have also predicted that James Newman, who is representing the UK, has odds of 100/1 of causing an unlikely upset in Rotterdam.

The singer also has odds of 6/4 of finishing the night in last place.

Speaking about the bookies’ odds, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes began: “The Italians are the ones to beat in Rotterdam as far as the odds concerned, with France posing the most likely threat.”

Follow our live blog below for updates on the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. 

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