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EXPANDED EDITION: We rediscover pre-contest Eurovision odds from 1998 to 2021!

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Copenhagen 2001

Date of final: 12 May 2001
Odds recorded: 27 April 2001 (15 days before the final)
Source: myledbury.co.uk

  • The winning entry was placed outside the top 15 in the odds.
  • 60% of the eventual top 5 at Eurovision placed inside the top 5 of the odds.
  • 67% of the eventual top 15 at Eurovision placed inside the top 15 of the odds.
RankOddsCountryEntryEurovision Placing
15/2๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenFriends – Listen To Your Heartbeat5th
25/1๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceNatasha St-Pier – Je n’ai que mon รขme4th
313/2๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SloveniaNuลกa Derenda – Energy7th
47/1๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United KingdomLindsay Dracass – No Dream Impossible15th
58/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DenmarkRollo & King – Never Ever Let You Go2nd
610/1๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท GreeceAntique – Die For You3rd
711/1๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaFabrizio Faniello – Another Summer Night9th
812/1๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ PolandPiasek – 2 Long20th
914/1๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ IcelandTwo Tricky – Angel22nd
1016/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GermanyMichelle – Wer Liebe lebt8th
1118/1๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช IrelandGary O’Shaughnessy – Without Your Love21st
1218/1๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NorwayHaldor – On My Own22nd
1318/1๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainDavid Civera – Dile que la quiero6th
1420/1๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CroatiaVanna – Strings Of My Heart10th
1520/1๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IsraelTal Sondak – Ein Davar16th

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Tallinn 2002

Date of final: 25 May 2002
Odds recorded: 20 April 2002 (35 days before the final)
Source: myledbury.co.uk

  • The winning entry was placed 10th in the odds.
  • 40% of the eventual top 5 at Eurovision placed inside the top 5 of the odds.
  • 80% of the eventual top 15 at Eurovision placed inside the top 15 of the odds.
RankOddsCountryEntryEurovision Placing
15/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GermanyCorinna May – I Can’t Live Without Music21st
26/1๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenAfro-dite – Never Let It Go8th
37/1๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EstoniaSahlene – Runaway3rd
49/1๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United KingdomJessica Garlick – Come Back3rd
510/1๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BelgiumSergio & The Ladies – Sister13th
612/1๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AustriaManuel Ortega – Say A Word18th
712/1๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceSandrine Franรงois – Il faut du temps5th
814/1๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ CyprusOne – Gimme6th
914/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DenmarkMalene – Tell Me Who You Are24th
1014/1๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LatviaMarie N – I Wanna1st
1114/1๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SloveniaSestre – Samo ljubezen13th
1214/1๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainRosa – Europe’s Living A Celebration7th
1316/1๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CroatiaVesna Pisaroviฤ‡ – Everything I Want11th
1416/1๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaIra Losco – 7th Wonder2nd
1516/1๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RussiaPrime Minister – Northern Girl10th

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Riga 2003

Date of final: 24 May 2003
Odds recorded: 26 March 2003 (59 days before the final)
Source: myledbury.co.uk

  • The winning entry was placed outside the top 15 in the odds.
  • 40% of the eventual top 5 at Eurovision placed inside the top 5 of the odds.
  • 60% of the eventual top 15 at Eurovision placed inside the top 15 of the odds.
RankOddsCountryEntryEurovision Placing
17/2๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russiat.A.t.u. – Ne ver’, ne boysia3rd
28/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GermanyLou – Let’s Get Happy11th
38/1๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LatviaF.L.Y. – Hello From Mars24th
48/1๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainBeth – Dime8th
58/1๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenFame – Give Me Your Love5th
69/1๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United KingdomJemini – Cry Baby26th
714/1๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช IrelandMickey Harte – We’ve Got The World11th
814/1๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NetherlandsEsther Hart – One More Night13th
916/1๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EstoniaRuffus – Eighties Coming Back21st
1016/1๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceLouisa Baรฏleche – Monts et merveilles18th
1116/1๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ IcelandBirgitta – Open Your Heart8th
1220/1๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NorwayJostein Hasselgรฅrd – I’m Not Afraid To Move On4th
1320/1๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด RomaniaNicola – Don’t Break My Heart10th
1425/1๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia & HerzegovinaMija Martina – Ne brini16th
1525/1๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท GreeceMando – Never Let You Go17th

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Istanbul 2004

Date of final: 20 April 2004
Odds recorded: 15 May 2004 (25 days before the final)
Source: Blue Square via esctoday.com

  • The winning entry was placed 14th in the odds.
  • 60% of the eventual top 5 at Eurovision placed inside the top 5 of the odds.
  • 73% of the eventual top 15 at Eurovision placed inside the top 15 of the odds.
RankOddsCountryEntryEurovision Placing
16/1๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenLena Philipsson – It Hurts5th
210/1๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BelgiumXandee – 1 Life22nd
310/1๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ CyprusLisa Andreas – Stronger Every Minute5th
410/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GermanyMax – Can’t Wait Until Tonight8th
510/1๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Serbia & Montenegroลฝeljko Joksimoviฤ‡ & Ad-Hoc Orchestra – Lane moje2nd
612/1๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท GreeceSakis Rouvas – Shake It3rd
712/1๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaJulie & Ludwig – On Again… Off Again12th
812/1๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RussiaJulia Savicheva – Believe Me11th
912/1๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TurkeyAthena – For Real4th
1014/1๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช IrelandChris Doran – If My World Stopped Turning22nd
1116/1๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DenmarkTomas Thordarson – Shame On YouSF (13th)
1216/1๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FinlandJari Sillanpรครค – Takes 2 To TangoSF (14th)
1316/1๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainRamรณn – Para llenarme de ti10th
1416/1๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UkraineRuslana – Wild Dances1st
1520/1๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceJonatan Cerrada – ร€ chaque pas15th

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