Many of the expected nations made it through to the final on Saturday 15th of May, and they still hold the top positions in the betting, namely the Ukriane and Greece. The odds have been slightly shaken with nations qualifying who the bookmakers were not so sure about, those being FYR Maceodnia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Albania and especially Croatia. Cyprus is said to njw be a betting favourite by fans.
William Hill stated that for them the biggest surprise was Denmark�s departure, they were 16-1 to win the whole show. There was less surprise at some of the nations who failed to qualify, always seen as outsiders. Cyprus and Serbia Montenegro are seen as now also having a good chance of scooping the big prize and taking the contest with them to their homeland. Cyprus is proving to be a big hit because of Lisa Andreas� general consistancy in performance and vocals. Singing 21st also a major advnatge for her.
Here are the odds set by William Hill:
25-1 United Kingdom