Australia has firmed into shared second favouritism in 2020 Eurovision Song Contest betting after Montaigne was selected at last weekend’s ‘Australia Decides’ competition on the Gold Coast.
‘Don’t Break Me’ beat out a talented field at Australia Decides, including performances from the likes of early favourite Vanessa Amorosi, Casey Donovan and Jaguar Jonze.
Sporting a clown-like costume and singing with all the flair and emotion that is vital to a successful performance in this competition, there is no doubt that ‘Don’t Break Me’ will be right at home in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest Final at Rotterdam in May.
Having previously been perched at around the $16 mark, there’s been good interest for Australia throughout the last seven days and they have firmed into $9, alongside Russia.
‘Big 6’ nation Italy have maintained $7 favouritism in 2020 Eurovision Song Contest betting, with ‘Fai rumore’ by Diodato widely expected to poll well on the continent.
The last time that Italy entered the Eurovision Song Contest with the market favourite (2017), ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ by Francesco Gabbani could only manage a sixth placing.
Montaigne has continued to rise in popularity since becoming a finalist in Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2012 and is widely remembered for featuring on the track ‘1955’ by Hilltop Hoods in 2015, which peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Only around half of the nations that are set to compete at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest have selected their song/participant, with the next large crop of national competitions set to take place on February 29th.