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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 8 Review

Today is the shortest day of rehearsals before tonight’s red carpet event. It’s the one time us gamblers visit Euroclub and indulge in a few beers and dance the night away to trashy Eurovision classics. From tomorrow the schedule gets …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 7 Review

Today’s metro journey was rather entertaining. It was only escInsight’s Ewan and I travelling in today and we were immediately spotted by an Indian man asking if we spoke English. We both acknowledged him and he proceeded to tell us …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 6 Review

The big-5 and Ukraine join rehearsals today, which means we’re entering the business end of the Contest and can now start zeroing in on our top-4 and 5 nations. Finishing off the second rehearsals of the first semi-final, Armenia were first up …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 5 Review

Having seen all of this year’s semi-finalists, we now get to judge any minor changes or tightening up of camera angles and choreography. The EBU will be publishing excerpts of the official TV feed for each country on their YouTube …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 4 Review

The most anticipated day of rehearsals is here starting with San Marino and Croatia, but also featuring the potential challenger to Italy; Bulgaria’s Beautiful Mess. The work experience kids were in charge of rehearsals today, hence why we missed a lot of …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 3 Review

We opted for the taxi again this morning. By we, I mean the escinsight crew I’m staying with in Kyiv. It was a white knuckle ride through a deserted Kyiv city centre hurtling past various landmarks and Eurovision selfie points. …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 2 Review

Eurovision tiredness has officially set in, so rather than trek half mile uphill to the metro station before covering a further quarter mile to the arena, we instead opted for a taxi. Having said that, the metro is an experience not …

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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 1 Review

Welcome to a sunny Kyiv where the press centre security carry batons and guns, and where the perimeter fence is patrolled by police with angry looking Alsatians and mirrors to check for concealed car bombs. Kicking off this semi-final, Sweden’s Robin …

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Eurovision 2017: PIGS Might Fly

In under a week’s time, Eurovision 2017 rehearsals will be underway in Kyiv and months of research will be tested as we see most nations’ staging for the first time. Previous assumptions will change, favourites might fall and underdogs could emerge. Eurovision is a marathon, not …

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Podcast: Eurovision 2017 Part 3

We’re joined by Daniel Gould from @Sofabet and Tobias Larsson (@tobsonhelsinki) to discuss this year’s automatic qualifiers. Open your Eurovision betting accounts and get free bets here. Make sure you follow the ESCtips FaceBook & Twitter accounts!

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