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Eurovision 2014: Split Result Analysis

This is the first of two articles analysing the Eurovision 2014 result. In this article, I will discuss some of the split result trends for each of the live shows while highlighting the songs where the juries’ and televoters’ opinions …

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The Eurovision Book: A Basic guide

This guide was written by one of our contributors, DurhamBorn. In this article, I hope to answer the question of what a book is in terms of betting for Eurovision and the basics of setting one up. These are questions …

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Eurovision 2013: Split Vote Analysis

Last night, the EBU released this year’s split vote via the Eurovision official website, Eurovision.tv.  As a commentator, I expected a number of alarming results. It is immediately apparent that the juries have deviated from their routine backing of ballads, …

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2012 Split Result Analysis

With the 2012 contest consigned to the Eurovision history books, our attention shifts to translating the split result and its familiar peculiarities. This can be the moment we all click into smug mode, or launch a number of four-letter tirades …

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Eurovision Trading Demystified

Introduction This is a short guide to making a profit before a vote is cast. Betting exchanges like Betfair have paved the way to making money before a song even reaches the finals stage of Eurovision. Eurovision to the casual …

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ESC Juries – The Anti-diaspora Vote?

Every year eyebrows are raised and ‘OMFG’s muttered at certain Eurovision results which appear to defy logical analysis. More often than not, these can be traced back to the unpredictability of the jury vote – while throwing up a few …

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Novelty is only for Televoters

Eurovision wouldn’t be the same without the eccentric and outlandish novelty acts. They have that irreversible jaw-dropping first impression that grows and becomes ever more infectious. Resistance is futile against these viral jokers, no matter what defenses you employ, you’ll be humming that song …

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Be Sure To Sing In Tune

It’s like an ill-timed fart – nothing kills the moment more than a bum-note or a croaky voice.  The juries’ votes are based on the second dress rehearsal, so an act’s success depends on two perfect performances.  Reading blogs and …

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Ballads Don’t Always Win

It is a common misconception that Eurovision is overrun with ballads and that ballads attract more recognition from the juries than any other genre. The truth is that any genre can win Eurovision, provided it meets certain criteria and can …

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Eurovision Polls are a Waste of Time

During the build up to Eurovision, punters will find the internet inundated with polls each claiming to represent the majority or boasting the best accuracy.  Once analysed, these spurious claims transpire to be a piss-poor crock of shit concocted by …

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