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Eurovision: Bookmakers Place France in the Top 3

MUSIC: The duo Madame Monsieur is, in the eyes of the punters, one of the main favourites to win the Eurovsion song contest on May 12th in Lisbon …

This bodes well for two weeks of the final. Mrs Sir reached the Top 3 bookies favorites to win Eurovision on May 12th in Lisbon (Portugal). The French duo made a serious comeback: on March 11th, they were only in fourteenth place.

“In truth, we have not yet understood how it works these stories of bookmakers, but it’s nice,” smiled on Twitter Jean-Karl Lucas and Emilie Satt, the two members of Madam Monsieur on Wednesday, after joining the Top 5 bookmakers.

Outstanding concerts abroad

Difficult actually to explain the subtleties of the criteria taken into account and algorithms. But if the betting pros rely as much on the chances of France, it is probably because Jean-Karl Lucas and Emilie Satt have managed their promo campaign abroad. Hailed at London’s pre-Eurovision concert in early April, they were very applauded a few days later at the Israel Calling show, which gathered more than 10,000 people in Tel Aviv. And on Saturday, in Madrid, they were literally acclaimed by the Spanish public. The fact that little Mercy, who inspired the text of their song, was found , may also have contributed to the visibility of the tricolor application.


Bookmakers are not necessarily oracles predicting the winners of Eurovision several weeks in advance.

“Being in the Top 10 bookmakers is very important”




To be well in the bettors side, however, is not trivial. “The odds set by the bettors does not necessarily mean much, it’s true, but the press relies on that to try to define the favorites to follow. Being in the Top 10 is very important, “said Edoardo Grassi, the head of the French delegation.

What the singer Amir confirms: “When the general public opens the newspaper, we only talk about the favorites and not all of the forty or so candidates. It is therefore important to be in the radar of foreign media, to be in the list of artists to follow they will talk about. ”

Two years ago, singing “J’ai Cherché” had reached the second place among bookmakers a few days before the competition. But after a first rehearsal severely criticized, his rating had significantly decreased.

Everything remains to be done for Madam Monsieur. The rehearsals, which begin this Sunday in Lisbon, could reshuffle the cards seriously. We will then know if the candidates of Israel and Bulgaria who are ahead of the French for the moment, confirm their status as contenders for victory or if their scenography falls flat. Ditto for the French duo who will have to wait for the evening of Friday 4th May to repeat on the stage of the Altice Arena which hosts this year’s competition.

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