Eurovision is back on the box this weekend. I know, it’s hard to imagine how you lived without it, but the time has come once again. Limber up in front of the mirror, grab a can of Pringles as a microphone and prepare yourself for your Nan’s over-used, out-dated cultural stereotypes.
We’ve delved deep to find out just who is the favourite to lift up this year’s glittery crown. Turns out it’s fairly simple, it’s time to slip into your patterned flares and don your blonde wig, it’s ABBA time. Our punters are going Sweden-mad.
Over the last few days there has been bets the size of IKEA meatballs flooding in for Robin Bengtsson, otherwise known as Sweden’s main man (after Zlatan, obviously.).
It’s not difficult to see why Bengtsson has been a popular choice amongst Eurovision backers. He came fifth in the competition in 2016, and also took part in Idol 2008: Eftersnack, which is essentially the Swedish version of Pop Idol. He was chosen to represent his country at the song contest after winning a national televised competition, and is currently a whopping 30/1 to win on Saturday.
Not only that, but he came second in his country’s version of the game show Wipeout. I’m really starting to like this bloke.
He’ll be peforming the certified banger “I Can’t Go On”, which you can see above if you’re a fan of dreamboats and blokes in suits doing some pretty impressive dance moves. You’ll probably want it played at your wedding after listening to it, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Here’s the chorus of the song for you to enjoy:
“I can’t go on, I can’t go on
When you look this freaking beautiful
I can’t go on, I can’t go on
When you look this freaking beautiful”
With chunky bets flowing in, including a Bengtsson super-fan who put £200 on the pop star, our traders are terrified he will dance all the way to victory.
The favourite to win the competition is actually Italy, at 11/8. Followed by Portugal 3/1, Bulgaria 4/1, Belgium 20/1 and the U.K at 33/1. All prices are correct at the time of writing, but we can’t promise they won’t change once people realise what a tune this is.