Here's who will probably win the Eurovision, according to Spotify
Potential spoiler alert!
The 61st Eurovision Song Contest will take place this Saturday. We already know some of the countries through to the final from the first semi-final on Tuesday, but our very own Nicky Byrne competes tonight, in the second semi-final, for his spot on Saturday's show.
But before all that we could know the overall winner.
Spotify has released the list of countries in order of the likelihood of winning. According to BuzzFeed, they based their ranking on the most-streamed tracks on Spotify from this year’s contest and even mirrored the structure of the voting process by excluding plays from the artist’s home countries, because they can't vote for themselves in the competition.
And before we dismiss their method of guessing who will win, that same method lead them to predict that Sweden would win last year. They even managed to place seven other countries in the top ten.
So drum roll please....
This year they reckon Sweden will win, for a second year running, with their entry If I Were Sorry.
Poor ole Nicky Byrne doesn't even make the top ten and neither do our neighbours, Britain.
Here is the full ranking list from Spotify:
Frans - If I Were Sorry
Amir - J'ai cherché
3. RussiaSergey Lazarev
Sergey Lazarev - You Are the Only One
Barei - Say Yay!
Dami Im - Sound of Silence
Poli Genova - If Love Was a Crime
Francesca Michielin - No Degree of Separation
Lighthouse X - Soldiers of Love
Douwe Bob - Slow Down
Ira Losco - Walk on Water
Samra - Miracle
Nina Kraljić - Lighthouse
Zoë - Loin d'ici
Agnete - Icebreaker
Sandhja - Sing It Away
Jamie-Lee - Ghost
Freddie - Pioneer
Greta Salóme - Hear Them Calling
Justs - Heartbeat
Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave
21. United Kingdom
Joe and Jake - You're Not Alone
22. Czech Republic
Gabriela Gunčíková - I Stand
Nicky Byrne - Sunlight
Minus One - Alter Ego
Hovi Star - Made of Stars
Donny Montell - I've Been Waiting for This Night
Jüri Pootsmann - Play
Ivan - Help You Fly
Jamala - 1944
Michał Szpak - Color of Your Life
Lidia Isac - Falling Stars
Sanja Vučić ZAA - Goodbye (Shelter)
Rykka - The Last of Our Kind
34. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala - Ljubav je
Argo - Utopian Land
ManuElla - Blue and Red
Eneda Tarifa - Fairytale
Kaliopi - Dona (Дона)
Laura Tesoro - What's the Pressure
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz - Midnight Gold
Highway - The Real Thing
42. San Marino
Serhat - I Didn't Know