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Portugal overtake Italy in betting odds

A massive shift in power over the course of the final rehearsals has seen Portugal become the new favourite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, after Italy dropped to second place. Italy had previously been the overwhelming favourite since the song was confirmed as the Italian entry back in February. Salvador Sobral’s simplistic yet touching performances of “Amar pelos …

The Big 5 Pick Their Halves

Today it has been announced which halves each of the Big 5 will perform in. This was done in the press conference after their rehearsals today. As previously announced, Ukraine will perform in the second half in position 22. The remaining pre-qualified countries have selected which half they will perform in and their running order position will be determined by …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 6

And today we’ve completed the set! All 42 countries have now performed on the Kyiv stage so we have a clearer picture of who will do well and who won’t! France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom have brought us giant heads, mirrored shells, spinning cities, surfing and – of course – a dancing monkey. Of course, for those …

Belgium is who #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017

Last month, once all of the songs for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest had been chosen, we put one very simple question to #YOU: Who did you want to win Eurovision 2017? While it may be a question some have taken in different directions, we feel that it is an accurate barometer of how people are feeling about the songs, …

‘Expert’ Panel: Here’s what #YOU think! (1-10)

We’ve had our say over the past few weeks and we’ve made our first few rankings, but now we can finally begin totting up your poll results to work out the reader’s ranking for 2017! The method we have used to calculate your results are as follows, based on proportional poll results. Points have been distributed out of 1000 based …

A History of Eurovision: 1066 to 1217

Whilst it is believed by many to have begun in 1956 in Switzerland, the Eurovision Song Contest has, in fact, existed in one form or another for a number of years. Recent research by Prof. A. Prillis from Valetta University has uncovered a surprising sequence of events throughout the ages. It seems that the contest can be traced as far …

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