Eurovision 2019: The Top Ten Songs Competing to Win

A list of the top ten songs competing at Eurovision 2019, according to online bookmakers

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Netta Barzilai after her Eurovision victory, Lisbon, May 12, 2018.
Netta Barzilai after her Eurovision victory, Lisbon, May 12, 2018.Credit: Pedro Nunes / Reuters
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Pop superstar Madonna will make a guest appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Israel this week, headlining a show that is set to include performances by Netta Barzilai, Dana International and Gal Gadot. The full event will take place from May 14-18 in Tel Aviv.

Concert promoters Live Nation Israel and the singer's U.S. representatives confirmed reports in Israeli media that Madonna will perform two songs in Tel Aviv during the three-day Eurovsion competition in May, which features musicians from 41 nations - Bulgaria and Ukraine are not participating in this year's competition.

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The Israeli venue has already prompted calls for a boycott by pro-Palestinian activists who are campaigning for companies, performers and governments to disengage from Israel.

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In January some 50 British celebrities, including singers Roger Waters and Peter Gabriel, wrote a letter calling on the BBC to press for the 2019 Eurovision contest to be relocated.

Israel was chosen to host the contest after local singer Netta Barzilai won last year in Portugal with "Toy", propelling her to international stardom. The winning country customarily hosts the following year.

Below is the top ten contenders to win this year, according to Eurovisionworld.com's online rankings based on bookmakers’ predictions.

Duncan Laurence - Arcade - Official Music Video - The Netherlands - Eurovision 2019

#1. Duncan Laurence - Arcade - The Netherlands

John Lundvik - Too Late For Love - Sweden - Official Video - Eurovision 2019

#2. John Lundvik - Too Late For Love - Sweden

Sergey Lazarev - Scream - Russia - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#3. Sergey Lazarev - Scream - Russia

Chingiz - Truth - Azerbaijan - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#4. Chingiz - Truth - Azerbaijan

Bilal Hassani - Roi - France - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#5. Bilal Hassani - Roi - France

Michela - Chameleon - Malta - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#6. Michela - Chameleon - Malta

Mahmood - Soldi - Italy - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#7. Mahmood - Soldi - Italy

Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity - Australia - Official Video

#8. Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity - Australia

Luca Hänni - She Got Me - Switzerland - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#9. Luca Hänni - She Got Me - Switzerland

Hatari - Hatri mun sigra - Iceland - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019

#10. Hatari - Hatrið mun sigra - Iceland

Reuters contributed to this article

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