May 23, 2016

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Bread & Jam

Bread & Jam

As always, the full points breakdown for the 2 semi-finals and the Grand Final this year has provided a lot of food for thought and plenty of surprises. Heading to Stockholm this year, my strongest view (as written about in my pre-rehearsals analysis for subscribers) was that Russia was extremely vulnerable of falling down on the jury side of the equation offering the chance for...

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May 14, 2016

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What Goes Around…

What Goes Around…

It has been a difficult year and a rollercoaster year trading the ESC 2016 Outright market on Betfair. We have seen some amazing plunges on the likes of Poland, when we thought Margaret would be its artist in Stockholm, France has mysteriously been matched for large sums at close to 2 on Betfair, and was another plunge trading as low as 4 pre-rehearsals after initially being...

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May 13, 2016

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UK To Do OK?

UK To Do OK?

Belgium is the perfect opener for the grand final, just as it was the perfect...

May 12, 2016

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Not So Great Danes

Not So Great Danes

Being at rehearsals can sometimes work against you (see Iceland in semi 1) and...

May 11, 2016

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Im It To Win It?

Im It To Win It?

Today I’m watching semi-final 2 in full for the first time. I managed to...

May 10, 2016

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Worth A Few Bob

Worth A Few Bob

Is Russia a penalty kick to win this semi? Many think so and have been keen to...

May 9, 2016

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Making Waves

Making Waves

Hey, it’s me. Look, I know it might sound strange, but… I’m only...

May 8, 2016

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Say Lay Lay Lay!

Say Lay Lay Lay!

Sweden’s Frans is going through the motions in this second rehearsal. There...

May 7, 2016

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Star Quality

Star Quality

Germany, Italy and the UK will be the last 3 of the 42 to be seen for the...

May 6, 2016

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A Note To Fear For Amir?

A Note To Fear For Amir?

Round 2 of rehearsals for semi 1 contenders today, plus a first chance to see...

May 5, 2016

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Geneva Contention No More?

Geneva Contention No More?

Day 4. A personal highlight will be seeing Georgia’s answer to Ride...

May 4, 2016

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Serb-al Remedy

Serb-al Remedy

A first chance to see how the semi 2 contenders are shaping up with...

May 3, 2016

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Ab Fab Gab

Ab Fab Gab

Day 2 starts with the mysterious Czech artist Gabriela Guncikova who is this...

May 2, 2016

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Diva Fever

Diva Fever

Day 1 at the Eurovision 2016 rehearsals. Like opening the first window on an...

Apr 29, 2016

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Mexican standoff

Mexican standoff

Delays, delays and more delays has been the theme of ESC 2016. Delayed reveal...

Apr 18, 2016

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Vive La France!

Vive La France!

The London Eurovision Party is always a fun experience, but it’s worth...

Apr 13, 2016

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esctips podcast: 1st half, semi 1

Thanks to @ESCtips_Gavster for inviting me on to the ESCtips podcast along...

Apr 12, 2016

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Win, Lose Or Draw?

Win, Lose Or Draw?

We now know the running orders of this year’s two semi-finals and meticulous...

Apr 10, 2016

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Rocking The Rucner

Rocking The Rucner

One thing you have to keep reminding yourself when attending the big pre-ESC...

Mar 25, 2016

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Does Anyone Know, Serhat?

Does Anyone Know, Serhat?

Finally, and after much delay, we have now heard all 43 songs heading to...