Do you remember the dark and techno beats from last year? Well, the country's next offering isn't too far off.

Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Italy, and the rap group are now bookies favourites to win.

The rap group replaced Ukraine’s former entrant Alina Pash in February, following her decision to withdraw just five days after winning the country's televised selection show 'Vidbir'.

And so, that meant second placers Kalush Orchestra with their track 'Stefania' were given the winning title. Their track, which is about powerful mothers, is now odds-on favourites to win this year's singing competition.

According to EurovisionWorld, they have a 32% winning chance. Next in line, with nearly half of the takings, hosts Italy with 17%. Sweden is in third, and rather surprisingly, in fourth place is the UK. The UK has famously received zero points at last year's competition, the fifth time the country had placed last. Just in case you wondered, Ireland is currently fourth from last as bookies' favourite.

Here's Kalush Orchestra's song 'Stefania'.

Ukraine was also very successful in last year's Eurovision, placing in fifth place with the techno song 'Shum', performed by Go_A.

Representing Ireland at this year's competition will be Brooke Scullion with her upbeat number 'That's Rich'. The Derry native will be hoping to get us safely through the second of this year's semi-finals - a feat we haven't managed to do since Ryan O'Shaughnessy's effort in 2018.

This year's Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Turin, Italy during the days of May 10 and 12 for the semi-finals, and May 14 for the grand final.