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Italy: Mahmood – Soldi

Loud booing and jeering filled the Ariston when the Sanremo top-3 was revealed. Il Volo somehow made the cut despite being noticeably below par since their first night peak. Ultimo was no surprise given his following and his performance. More …

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Mahmood Wins Sanremo 2019

Following a 5-night test match-length musical slog, Sanremo 2019 has crowned its champion. Mahmood won the prize and will now be in pole position to represent Italy at Eurovision 2019 in Israel. The runner ups were Ultimo and Il Volo. …

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Montenegro: D-Moll – Heaven

Over in Montenegro they've gone and selected D-Moll with the song Heaven. All I can hear is the word 'falling' repeating over and over and over in my head during this painful 3-minutes. The diction is bad, the vocals are …

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Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity

Australia's first national final crowned Kate Miller-Heidke as the winner with the song Zero Gravity. Having studied the Australian televote trends over the last week, as well as read what Australian Eurovision fans were posting on the SBS Facebook page, …

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Australia: National Final Preview

This Saturday Australia will hold their first Eurovision national final. Quite who will be watching in Australia is debatable given Eurovision, whilst popular, remains a niche event. In 2017 just over 500,000 watched live. It was on at 5am, so …

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Denmark: Melodi Grand Prix Lineup Presented

Danmarks Radio have unveiled this year’s Melodi Grand Prix hopefuls competing to represent the nation in Tel Aviv. The Betfair market was quite optimistic for a Danish win until about 10-days ago when the price started to drift. The lineup …

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Italy: Sanremo 2019 Betting Preview

Regular commenter and Sanremo expert, DurhamBorn, returns with his insight for this year’s Sanremo. Following another great result at Eurovision, it looks like Italy might be ready to deliver another strong Sanremo lineup, although it’s another year where women are …

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