SBS may have to pull out the big guns if Australia has any hope of winning the Eurovision Song Context in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Italy’s arresting Francesco Gabbani is currently the bookie’s tip with his song, “Occidentali’s Karma” and why wouldn’t he be… in his video his act includes a dancing gorilla suit.
In current betting, Australia is ranking sixth with Isaiah Firebrace’s ballad “Don’t Come Easy.”
The other top favourites include Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal.
While it’s still early days on betting, fan sites such as Wiwibloggs have also tipped Italy as the favourite after more than 27,000 votes were cast.
As one of the key financial backers, Italy is automatically through to the Final while soulful Australia has to qualify from our Semi Final.
Might be time to send in the kangaroos?