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Darline hot favourite to represent the UK at the Eurovision

Bookmaker Coral has opened betting on who will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, after the six songs in the running were unveiled this morning. The firm has installed duo, Darline, as the 7-4 favourites to win the vote on Friday, ahead of Dulcima at 3-1.

Liverpudlian singer Karl William Lund is next best in the betting at 7-2, Bianca, who’s song was co-written by Leona Lewis, is priced at 6-1, while Joe and Jake are 7-1. The firm make former boy band star Matthew James the 12-1 outsider to represent the country.

Meanwhile, Coral has chalked up the UK at 16-1 to win this year’s contest in May.

“Darline’s entry went down a storm on BBC Radio 2 this morning and since the betting opened today, most bets are going in their favour to represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

**Who will represent the UK at the Eurovision?

7-4 Darline, 3-1 Dulcima, 7-2 Karl William, 6-1 Bianca, 7-1 Joe and Jake, 12-1 Matthew James

**Eurovision Winner

16-1 UK

16-1 Ireland