Eurovision 2023: who are the bookmakers' favorites?


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Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool, England
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For several weeks now, the bookmakers have been having a field day and have placed the Israeli and French titles in the top ten of their predictions

The 67th edition of the Eurovision contest will take place from May 9 to 13 in Liverpool, England. After the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, 37 countries, instead of 40 in 2022, will take part in the 2023 edition.

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Hadas Parush / Flash90Netta Barzilai, who won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, performs during a rehearsal before the grand finals of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

On May 9, the first semi-final will be contested by Azerbaijan, Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland. 

On May 11, the second semi-final will take place, with Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, San Marino and Slovenia. On each night, ten countries will qualify and join Ukraine (title holder) and the five "Big Five" nations (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom) in the final. 

In total, 26 songs will be featured on May 13 at Liverpool Arena for the big night.

Who are the favorites? For several weeks the bookmakers have been having a field day and have placed Israeli and French songs in the top ten of their predictions. Sweden is in the lead.

1: Laureen, Sweden - 40 chance

2: Käärijä, Finland - 15% chance

3: Tvorchi, Ukraine - 13% chance

4: Alessandra, Norway

Next is a group that is tied that includes France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, Georgia (whose song is not yet known) and Austria.

La Zarra, France

Noa Kirel, Israel

Mae Muller, United Kingdom

Bianca Paloma, Spain

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