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These are Malta’s odds of reaching the Eurovision final
The odds for the competition’s grand final aren’t exactly encouraging for Malta…

Benjamin Abela

Malta was pretty pumped to find out that musical starlet Emma Muscat will be representing us on the Eurovision stage, but as we count down the hours to tonight’s Semi-Final, the country can’t help but feel somewhat anxious…

According to eurovisionworld.com, Malta’s chances of making it through to Saturday’s finals are at around 52 per cent.

Tonight’s semi-final will see 17 countries battle it out to make it to the top 10 and thus take part in the Grand Final.

However, Malta’s odds currently rank us in 11th place, just behind Cyprus’ Andromache.

Credit: eurovisionworld.com

The five favourites to get past tonight’s Semi-Final are Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs, singing ‘Hold Me Closer’, Poland’s Ochman, singing ‘River’, Australia’s Sheldon Riley, singing ‘Not the Same’, Estonia’s Stefan, singing ‘Hope’, and Serbia’s Konstrakta, singing ‘In Corpore Sano’.

The Rasmus from Finland, Jérémie Makiese from Belgium, and Nadir Rustamli from Azerbaijan are also expected to get to the Final.

The first Semi-Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place yesterday.

Out of the 17 participating countries, the following made it through to the Final: Lithuania with ‘Sentimentai’, Switzerland with ‘Boys Do Cry’, Ukraine with ‘Stefania’, Netherlands with ‘De Diepte’, Moldova with ‘Trenuletul’, Portugal with ‘Saudade, saudade’, Iceland with ‘Með hækkandi sól’, Greece with ‘Die Together’, Norway with ‘Give That Wolf a Banana’, and Armenia with ‘Snap’.

Ukraine is expected to take home the gold next Saturday, with bookmakers giving the country a 52 per cent chance of winning the competition.

The UK and Italy are expected to rank second and third respectively.

The odds for the competition’s grand final aren’t exactly encouraging for Malta…

Credit: eurovisionworld.com

Overall, bookmakers are giving Emma Muscat less than a one-percent chance of winning the overall competition, making Malta the tenth least likely country to win Eurovision 2022.

How do you think Malta will fair this year?

Main image: Emma Muscat / Facebook

12th May 2022


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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