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Eurovision Rehearsals: Day 3 Review

It was a wet and gloomy morning Copenhagen-side and I was lucky avoid the next downpour despite arriving late to the train station.  Malmö was drier and marginally warmer; an omen of things to come I hoped! Latvia’s PeR provided …

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Eurovision Rehearsals: Day 2 Review

Some of you maybe following with interest my seemingly endless quest for a normal, or at least edible, sandwich!  The Danes (and Swedes) are obsessed with dressing their bread-based consumables with Brie. “What’s in that sandwich?” “Salami.” “Salami and what?” “Brie.” …

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Eurovision Rehearsals: Day 1 Review

The Eurovision rehearsal season kicked off with military precision today: a far cry from last year’s delayed start in Baku. We were all based at the cavernous Slagthuset venue just a stone’s throw away from Malmö central station.  Unfortunately, the …

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Tasty Match Bets to Gobble Up!

Kudos to Rob at entertainmentodds.com for highlighting these fantastic match bets from BWIN. Due to our downtime over the last week or so, I’ve kinda lost track of value. Anyway, here’s my take on Bwin’s offering: Greece vs Norway – 2.20 …

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Rehearsals: Day 8 Review

Day eight of rehearsals marks the end of esctips’ coverage in this all-day format.  There will no longer be ‘open rehearsals,’ but we will instead bring you all of the commentary from sources within the arena in blog form.  Furthermore, …

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Rehearsals: Day 7 Review

A hectic day 7 of rehearsals has drawn to a welcome close.  It has been a busy betting day for me and I’m sure for you too if you followed our tweeted tips or those posted in the chat room. …

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Rehearsals: Day 6 Review

Day six of rehearsals has drawn to a close and attention has already shifted to welcoming the big-5 and the hosts, Azerbaijan to the stage tomorrow. Russia were first up this morning and the Grannies were bursting with energy.  The presentation …

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Rehearsals: Day 5 Review

Day five of rehearsals delivered us a marathon 13 performances to wade through.  With impressive performances from Iceland and especially that stalking dark horse Romania, today proved that Loreen has not won this thing without a fight. Rambo Amadeus entered …

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Rehearsals: Day 4 Review

An exhausting day four has drawn to a close and we have finally reached the business end of the rehearsal schedule, and with 10 songs to review this article took far too long to write. Eva Boto was first up …

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Rehearsals: Day 3 Review

With the Jedward hangover slept off, there was a quieter and more workmanlike air in Baku today. Azerbaijani timekeeping was at its punctilious best; not a drop of coffee had passed my lips when the silky smooth voice of Zeljko …

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