The Voice UK 2013 – Post Mortem

Another big shout-out to our commenters for nailing their colours to Andrea Begley tonight and winning big. I doff my hat to stoney, Dan, Guildo Horn Forever and Andy. Boki and gwri78 both laid the heavy odds-on favourite Leah McFall and were rewarded.

The latter was given a full-on pimping, most notably with a huge […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Final Preview

It’s been a good 2013 for short-priced favourites in TV talent show contests. We’ve had odds-on shots Denmark win Eurovision and Attraction take Britain’s Got Talent. Leah McFall attempts a hat-trick in tonight’s climax to The Voice. She’s a best price 1-3 at the time of going to press.

Her main rivals are Mike Ward […]

The Voice UK 2013 – Semi Final Preview

Judging by bookmakers’ lists and our comments section, punters finally got stuck into The Voice after the quarter final. Leah McFall is now a general price of 1/3 in the outright market. Well done to Andy for snapping her up at 3/1, which you could get before last Friday’s show.

Still, the format allows us […]

BGT 2013: The Eggstermination of Richard and Adam

As guessing producers’ intentions is such an integral part of predicting Simon Cowell shows, it’s always a worthwhile exercise to look back, with the percentages in hand, and try to reverse-engineer what they might have been thinking. And we reckon, looking at the semi-final results, that they must have concluded this: if Attraction were to […]

BGT 2013: Final post mortem

[UPDATE: Full voting figures for the final and semi-finals can be found at the top of the comments section to this article.]

Attraction duly won the day from the pimp slot, but betting on Britain’s Got Talent isn’t for the faint-hearted. The Hungarian act drifted out to Evens from 1/4 after what was perceived to […]

BGT 2013 Final preview: Where’s the value tonight?

If the market is right, tonight the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent will be won by an act that’s not from Britain. A suspicion that producers might prefer not to sail into these uncharted waters, allied to Simon Cowell’s general willingness to wrap himself in the flag, is partly what initially made us Attraction […]

BGT 2013: Semi-finals post mortem

Attraction sailed through tonight’s final semi with a performance that had the judges on their feet, tissues being reached for across the nation’s living rooms, and punters rushing to back them down to 4/9 favourites for the victory next Saturday night.

Which means we have to address again the question Boki asked earlier in the […]