Mauboy faces slim odds to win Eurovision
THE ODDS aren't in Jessica Mauboy's favour to win Eurovision, with bookies currently placing her ninth-favourite to take out the singing contest next week.
Betting agencies' estimates released ahead of next week's competition sees Mauboy lagging behind strong European offerings such as Sweden, Norway and France.
Mauboy's odds of coming in ninth place her ahead of last year's Australian entrant Isaiah Firebrace, who bookies predicted would end up finishing 14th.
But the X Factor winner proved the odds wrong, finishing ninth in the competition with his song Don't Come Easy.
However, Mauboy's chances still fall short of other big name Australian singers, who were hot favourites for Eurovision.
In 2016 Dami Im's Sound of Silence was tipped to come second, with the singer finishing up as the Eurovision runner-up.
Australia's first Eurovision entry in 2015, Guy Sebastian, was correctly tipped to come in fifth place with his song Tonight Again.
Despite Mauboy's unfavourable odds, her Eurovision song We Got Love has been met with praise from fans online.
Mauboy wrote the song with DNA hitmakers David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii, the songwriters behind Im and Firebrace's Eurovision entries.
Mauboy said she had wanted to write a healing song in the wake of the Florida school shooting in February.
Listen to We Got Love:
And the firm favourite to win this year, Toy by Israel's entry Netta Barzilai:
The Eurovision semi-finals will begin in Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday May 8 and air on SBS, with the grand final airing next Sunday.