STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Following closely the Melodifestivalen for years now is a trend. This year is no exception especially with Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou entering one of the most prestigious national selections in Europe. In this post throughout the Eurovision season we will follow the booking odds for Melodifestivalen 2014, the Swedish festival through which the country will decide upon its participation in Eurovision 2014.
UPDATE 02.03.2014 ON THE ROAD TO THE FINAL
The Second Chance of Melodifestivalen ended and we have the ten acts for the grand final. Let’s see what the betting odds predict for the final. Sanna Nielsen seems to be the hot favourite to win the entire thing with Ace Wilder and Acazar following up. The MF hottie Anton Ewald is 7th, one spot behind the Greek super idol Helena Paparizou. Interesting to see that YOHIO is 5th and the big outsider Oscar Zia, just 8th!
UPDATE 23.02.2014 JUST BEFORE SECOND CHANCE
While fourth semifinal brought no surprises to the qualifiers it is interesting to see what will happen in the second chance: interesting is to see that Aftobladet’s poll predicts Helena Paparizou will go to the final after all. In terms of Melodifestivalen 2014 winner, Oddscheker predicts Sanna Nielsen to win the entire thing with Alcazar following up. For the second chance the betting odds predict Helena Paparizou and J.E.M to proceed to the final as well! Let’s see next Saturday who’s confirmed and who’s not!
UPDATE 14.02.2014 JUST BEFORE SEMIFINAL 3
Sanna Nielsen restored as hot favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2014 if we believe the betting odds of OddsChecker. Alcazar though renin strongly in the top as second hot favourite and Anton Ewald struggles to enter the top although we have the feeling that somehow he will win the entire thing (especially if we think the quality of the songs heard so far).
UPDATE 05.02.2014 JUST BEFORE THE SEMIFINAL 2
After the surprise results of first semifinal, it’s time to check things just before the second semifinal of Meldifestivalen in collaboration with OddsChecker. For the second semifinal Sanna Nielsen and Panetoz are the favourites to proceed to the final while Martin Stenmarck and JEM are favourites for the second chance. In the overall table for the grand final Alcazar remain the top favourite with Sanna Nielsen just behind them. We are, though, almost sure that second semifinal results will once again surprise us and the the favourites for the final will soon change again. Not to forget we need to wait and see what the dark horse of Melodifestivalen 2014, Anton Ewald will do in his semifinal!
UPDATE 30.01.2014 JUST BEFORE THE SEMIFINAL 1
The negative reactions for Helena Paparizou’s entry from various sites like Poplight.se and Scandipop.co.uk made the news this week and brought Helena Paparizou’s bid 5th in the ranking for the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2014. Alcazar and Anton Ewals lead the betting odds in Braodds and Oddscheckers respectively with Sanna Nielsen and YOHIO following up in both sites. Today the songs will be revealed as snippets from the rehearsals but it will be interesting to see how the bets will change after the results of the first semifinal in Malmoe.
UPDATE: 10/01/2014 NEW YEAR NEW ODDS
The new year has a surprise in the odds for Melodifestivalen 2014. We have gathered information from two different betting offices which gather the overall standings from all bookies. Anton Ewald remains the hot favourite in the overall standings in Oddscheker with Sanna Nielsen second, Yohio third and Alcazar fourth leaving Helena Paparizou 5th in the prediction. Though BraOdds report another standings amongst the bookies’ overall: Sanna Nielsen tops the current standings with Anton Ewald, Yohio, Alcazaar and Helena Paparizou following. We remind you though that no MF song is available yet and things might change drastically in few weeks.
UPDATE: 27/12/2013 LAST CHECK BEFORE NEW YEAR
The last update for the 2013 regarding Melodifestivalen’s favourite brought a slight change in the betting odds with a major key change in the top. anon Ewald is now considered the top favourite leaving Sanna Nielsen behind in the second spot. Yohio and Helena Paparizou remain in the 3rd and 4th position of the odds, respectively.
UPDATE: 20/12/2013 THE DRAW ANNOUNCED
Today the running order for the semifinals announced by SVT for the 201 edition of Melodifestivalen. We may still have no songs available to make any clear predictions but we have a small change in the betting odds for the Melodifestivalen artists. Sanna Nielsen remains the note favourite for the trophy of MF 2014 and therefore the Swedish representation ticket to Copenhagen’s Eurovision edition but Anton Ewald climbed second leaving Yohio third and Helena Paparizou 4th (unchanged).
UPDATE: 08/12/2013 (NO SONGS AVAILABLE YET)
According to Oddschecker summary table we can see that the hot favourite to win this year is Sanna Nielsen, followed closely by Yohio, Anton Ewarld and Helena Paparizou. Though it’s still too early as we need to hear the songs and have another close up to the betting odds.