Eurovision Song Contest 2022 odds: Who could win this year's competition?

ITALY soared to victory in 2021 securing the first Big five victory in over a decade.

But who is likely to take the crown this year? Here are the latest odds.

Who will win Eurovision 2022?

The odds used in this article are from Betfair and are accurate as of the time of writing this article (May 12, 2022).

Ukraine 2/5

Ukraine takes the lead with the odds on favourite to win at 2/5.

Their entry this year is Kalush Orchestra who will compete with their song Stefania.

Kalush Orchestra is a rap group made up of rapper Oleh Psiuk, multi-instrumentalist Ihor Didenchuk, dancer Vlad Kurochka, sopilka player Vitalii Duzhyk, and vocalists Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk.

William Lee Adams, founder of the largest Eurovision fansite said due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the war "could push things in their favour".

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United Kingdom 11/2

Despite the UK's poor Eurovision history in recent years, English singer and songwriter Sam Ryder is coming in with the odds of 11/2 to win.

The 32-year-old will be representing the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest with his original song Space Man.

Ryder started music in 2009, but only rose to prominence in 2021 after he became well known for sharing clips of himself on the social media app TikTok.

Italy 7/1

Following a great performance in 2019 that landed him 2nd place, Italian artist Mahmood returns to Eurovision as a duo act with rapper/singer Blanco.

The pair comes in third place on the odds favourites to win this year's song contest with their song Brividi.

The track is co-written with songwriter and producer Michelangelo – a collaborator who often works with Blanco.

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Sweeden 9/1

Sweden's entry Cornelia JakobsCredit: AP

The nation that last lifted the trophy in 2015 will be represented by Stockholm-based singer-songwriter Cornelia Jakobs to Hold Me Closer.

Speaking about Jakobs, Adams said: "She combines the polished Swedish edge with the voice of a chain smoker."

He added that the raw nature of her voice "makes the song feel more real, more of the earth," which he believes places her in a good bid to win over the crowd.

Spain 14/1

Spain has entered this year's competition with the song SloMo performed by Spanish singer, dancer and actress, Chanel Terrero Martínez.

As soon as the star performed SloMo for the first time at Benidorm Fest, many were pointing out she is one to watch on this year's Eurovision.

Her dance moves have continued to impress many during the pre-party season and have placed her in a good position going into Eurovision rehearsals.

Poland 40/1

Representing Poland is Krystian Ochman, otherwise known as Ochman.

He will be singing the track River, with the song performed in English just like his music video.

The 22-year-old who was voted the winner of The Voice of Poland, was born in Massachusetts in the US.

However, he has lived in Poland ever since he was a teenager, which is why he is able to perform in this year's competition for Poland.

When is the Eurovision final?

The Eurovision Grand Final will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Turin, Italy.

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The final will air at 8 pm on BBC One and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

Graham Norton will return to the programme, where he will commentate live from Turin.

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