Australia’s chances at Eurovision are slipping according to the bookies.
For weeks Australia has been ranked #6 but in the latest betting odds, we have fallen to #11 despite Isaiah being well-received at rehearsals in Kyiv.
According to the bookies Italy still tops the rankings, with Bulgaria hot on its heels. Aussie Anja Nissen is ranked higher than Isaiah, as she competes for Denmark.
I haven’t seen this mentioned much anywhere, but we should also brace for the real possibility that Australia may not qualify for the Final too. There I said it.
The novelty of us participating is now over. There are some in Europe who, understandably, begrudge our inclusion. Don’t Come Easy is not as strong a song as Sound of Silence. Fingers crossed Isaiah’s “Sam Smith”-style vocals and commitment can get us to the Final.
All eyes on the First Semi Final 5am Wednesday morning AEST on SBS.