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The previews and the betting odds were introduced during the first edition of The Origin Song Contest.

PreviewsEdit

The previews were first introduced in the first edition and each showed several of the songs participating in the edition. The countries are allocated to their preview based on when they revealed their entry.

Most of the broadcasters open a poll and let people vote for their favourites from each preview. The rankings of the countries in the previews by each broadcaster are used for the betting odds with the average place of each country representing their chances to win the contest.

Betting OddsEdit

The betting odds were also first introduced in the first edition. The rankings of each broadcaster in the previews were combined and the average score of each country represented their odds to win the contest.

Since their introduction in the first edition, the betting odds have predicted the first winner right, Finland in the first edition. Most of the betting odds' top 10–15 had similar result in the contest. However, there were several occasions where the favourites of the betting odds did not manage to do well, such as the United Kingdom and Belarus in the first edition and third edition respectively, where the countries placed fourteen places lower than predicted, or where the lower ranked countries of the edition did better than expected, such as Sweden in the first edition who finished fourteen places higher than in the betting odds.

The entry with the best odds was the Finnish entry in the first edition, "Elefantin Paino" by Ellinoora. The entry with the worst odds was the Portuguese entry in the first edition, "Meu Amor de Longe" performed by Raquel Tavares.

Best averagesEdit

A list with the best averages in the betting odds.

Rank Country (Edition) Average
1 Flag of Finland Finland (#01) 1.43
2 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (#01) 2.33
3 Flag of Finland Finland (#03) 2.35
4 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia (#03) 2.43
Flag of Belarus Belarus (#03) 2.43
5 Flag of Poland Poland (#04) 2.44
6 Flag of Moldova Moldova (#03) 2.45
7 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands (#01) 2.57
8 Flag of Belgium Belgium (#05) 2.58
9 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia (#05) 2.60
10 Flag of Sweden Sweden (#03) 2.67
Flag of Ireland Ireland (#03) 2.67
11 Flag of Italy Italy (#03) 2.68
12 Flag of Denmark Denmark (#05) 2.69
13 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland (#02) 2.70
14 Flag of Latvia Latvia (#05) 2.72
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova (#04) 2.73
16 Flag of Norway Norway (#02) 2.74
Flag of Sweden Sweden (#05) 2.74
17 Flag of Poland Poland (#02) 2.76
Flag of Poland Poland (#05) 2.76
18 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg (#01) 2.77
Flag of Greece Greece (#05) 2.77
19 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine (#01) 2.80
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands (#02) 2.80
20 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (#02) 2.84

Worst averagesEdit

A list with the worst averages in the betting odds.

Rank Country (Edition) Average
1 Flag of Portugal Portugal (#01) 5.98
2 Flag of Iceland Iceland (#03) 5.83
3 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (#05) 5.62
4 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania (#01) 5.57
5 Flag of Russia Russia (#04) 5.52
6 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania (#03) 5.38
7 Flag of Hungary Hungary (#04) 5.23
8 Flag of Belarus Belarus (#02) 5.22
9 Flag of Portugal Portugal (#05) 5.20
10 Flag of Austria Austria (#03) 5.16
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland (#05) 5.16
11 Flag of Turkey Turkey (#05) 5.15
12 Flag of Ireland Ireland (#05) 5.12
13 Flag of France France (#04) 5.11
14 Flag of San Marino San Marino (#02) 5.10
15 Flag of Serbia Serbia (#03) 5.04
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (#05) 5.04
16 Flag of Albania Albania (#01) 5.00
Flag of Hungary Hungary (#01) 5.00
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia (#02) 4.95
18 Flag of Hungary Hungary (#03) 4.94
19 Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia (#05) 4.92
20 Flag of Monaco Monaco (#02) 4.88
21 Flag of Estonia Estonia (#02) 4.83
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria (#03) 4.83
22 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland (#01) 4.82

Winners' positionsEdit

This table shows the odds and ranks the eventual winners of the contest had at the time.

Edn. Actual winner Betting odds winner
Country Odds Rank Country Odds Rank
#01 Flag of Finland Finland 1.43 1 Flag of Finland Finland 1.43 1
#02 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2.70 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2.70 1
#03 Flag of Germany Germany 2.87 9 Flag of Finland Finland 2.35 7
#04 Flag of Italy Italy 3.00 5 Flag of Poland Poland 2.44 2