The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest final will take place in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday, with 25 countries battling it out for top honours.

The UK’s hopes are resting with 19-year-old Josh Dubovie singing That Sounds Good To Me, written by Pete Waterman and Mike Stock.

Last year the UK achieved its best result in years, finishing in fifth place with the Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned ballad It’s My Time, performed by Jade Ewen.

However this year the British are not expected to do so well, with bookies Ladbrokes giving Josh odds of 175-1 to win – the lowest ever for a UK entrant.

Pete Waterman told the BBC earlier this week that it was “highly unlikely” they would win – but added, “there is always an outside chance that something bizarre might happen”.

This year’s favourites to win are Azerbaijan, whose 17-year-old singer Safura will perform the powerful ballad Drip Drop.

The teenager will be the first act on stage on Saturday night – and although acts who perform early are usually thought to be at a disadvantage, a change in the voting system means that viewers can vote from the start of the first song, which may benefit those on earlier.

As in 2009, the votes will be determined by a mix of televoting and juries of music industry professionals from each country.

The UK is one of five countries automatically qualified for the final along with France, Spain and Germany – all of whom proceed directly to the final due to the amount of funding they put into the contest. The fifth automatic qualifier is the host nation Norway.

The remaining 20 countries who will take part in the final qualified from two semi-finals which took place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Among those who have made it are Belgium – who are in the final for the first time since 2004, Ireland, in for the first time since 2007, and Cyprus, who are represented by Wales-based band Jon Lilygreen And The Islanders.

Eastern Europe will also be well represented with the likes of Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia all making it through.

One country who will be absent from the contest however is Sweden, who crashed out of the second semi-final on Thursday night despite being tipped as a possible winner.

It will be the first time since 1976 that Sweden – who have won the contest four times – have been missing from the final line-up.

Last year’s contest was won by Alexander Rybak, who scored a record 387 points for his song Fairytale.

The contest begins at 8pm on BBC One, with Graham Norton once again commentating for the UK.