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Yes, it’s that time of the year when Europe grinds to a halt for a few hours to watch some weird, wacky and wonderful pop music.
Brooke Scullion failed to reach the Eurovision 2022 final so there’s no Irish entry to cheer on Saturday but there could be cause for celebration in the UK as they’ve actually got a half-decent track for once.
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Whether you think it’s a serious talent contest or just a good ruddy laugh, that hasn’t stopped Paddy’s traders from getting into tune and producing plenty of betting markets.
We’ve had a glance at the Eurovision 2022 Winner market to pick out the four favourites ahead of Saturday’s final. You’ll also find the Grand Final running order below.
Eurovision 2022 Final Running Order
Czech Republic’s entry We Are Domi kick things off, while host nation Italy have been drawn ninth. Sam Ryder has been drawn in the plum spot of 22 on the running order for the United Kingdom.
1) Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off
2) Romania: WRS – Llamame
3) Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade
4) Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel
5) Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry
6) France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn
7) Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana
8) Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap
9) Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi
10) Spain: Chanel – SloMo
11) Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte
12) Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
13) Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars
14) Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai
15) Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
16) Belgium: Jeremie Makiese – Miss You
17) Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together
18) Iceland: Systur – Meo Hækkandi Sol
19) Moldova: Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul
20) Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
21) Australia: Sheldon Riley – Not The Same
22) United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN
23) Poland: Ochman – River
24) Serbia: Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano
25) Estonia: Stefan – Hope
Eurovision 2022 Odds
The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest takes place amid the backdrop of Mad Vlad’s invasion of Ukraine. They’ll still be represented in the competition, however, by the Kalush Orchestra performing ‘Stefania’, a particularly funky fusion of folk and rap.
It’s been a succession of humiliations for the UK at Eurovision in recent years but Sam Ryder could – whisper it quietly – end the country’s 25 years of hurt at the continent’s premier singing competition.
Sweden’s slick Europop anthem ‘Hold Me Closer’ proved popular with the audience at the second semi-final as Cornelia Jakobs progressed to Saturday’s showpiece event.
It’s an expensive business hosting Eurovision so Italy will probably be desperate to avoid picking up the tab for a second year in a row, but Mahmood and Blanco’s duet on ‘Brividi’ has been well received by
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