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Sep 30, 2016 by Rob
As always, it was a highly informative first couple of live shows to launch Strictly 2016, along with some seriously questionable...
Sep 2, 2016 by Rob
Last year’s series of Strictly earned a profit for readers of +52.4pts. Adding to that profit was series winner Jay McGuinness, a...
May 23, 2016 by Rob
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...
May 14, 2016 by Rob
It has been a difficult year and a rollercoaster year trading the ESC 2016 Outright market on Betfair. We have seen some amazing...
May 13, 2016 by Tim Booth
Belgium is the perfect opener for the grand final, just as it was the perfect song to close the semi. Laura doesn’t sound as good...
May 12, 2016 by Rob
Being at rehearsals can sometimes work against you (see Iceland in semi 1) and it has made semi 2 feel even more difficult to...
May 11, 2016 by Tim Booth
Today I’m watching semi-final 2 in full for the first time. I managed to catch Lithuania onwards the other day when I arrived, so...
May 10, 2016 by Rob
Is Russia a penalty kick to win this semi? Many think so and have been keen to pile on as low as 1.3 on Betfair. Sergey performed the...
May 9, 2016 by Tim Booth
Hey, it’s me. Look, I know it might sound strange, but… I’m only watching the rehearsals of semi final 1 for the first time at this...
May 8, 2016 by Tim Booth
Sweden’s Frans is going through the motions in this second rehearsal. There are a few quick cutaways at the start which don’t really...
May 7, 2016 by Rob
Germany, Italy and the UK will be the last 3 of the 42 to be seen for the first time today. Jamie Lee is in her German NF manga garb...
May 6, 2016 by Rob
Round 2 of rehearsals for semi 1 contenders today, plus a first chance to see France and Spain. Very brief notes for 2nd rehearsals:...
May 5, 2016 by Rob
Day 4. A personal highlight will be seeing Georgia’s answer to Ride today – the Young Georgian Lolitaz. Ate at a Georgian...
May 4, 2016 by Rob
A first chance to see how the semi 2 contenders are shaping up with Latvia’s Justs kicking things off and he has wisely chosen...
May 3, 2016 by Rob
Day 2 starts with the mysterious Czech artist Gabriela Guncikova who is this year’s Eurovision Lord Lucan – disappearing during...
May 2, 2016 by Rob
Day 1 at the Eurovision 2016 rehearsals. Like opening the first window on an advent calendar… though Finland feels a bit like Bad...
Apr 29, 2016 by Rob
Delays, delays and more delays has been the theme of ESC 2016. Delayed reveal of the 2 semi-final running orders, delayed expulsion...
Apr 18, 2016 by Tim Booth
The London Eurovision Party is always a fun experience, but it’s worth remembering that these fan concerts aren’t always the best...
Apr 13, 2016 by Rob
Thanks to @ESCtips_Gavster for inviting me on to the ESCtips podcast along with @TobsonHelsinki to share my thoughts on the 1st half...
Apr 12, 2016 by Rob
We now know the running orders of this year’s two semi-finals and meticulous analysis is well underway in trying to decipher who is...
Apr 10, 2016 by Rob
One thing you have to keep reminding yourself when attending the big pre-ESC gig at Melkweg in Amsterdam; it is a lion’s den of...
Mar 25, 2016 by Rob
Finally, and after much delay, we have now heard all 43 songs heading to Stockholm. There will still be a few tweaks to some of the...
Feb 23, 2016 by Rob
A month is a long time during Eurovision high season and much has changed since the first ESC 2016 round-up posted back on January...
Jan 21, 2016 by Rob
Eurovision 2016 season is starting to get into full swing, and the good news is Betfair has been busy opening markets on some of the...
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