Eurovision 2016: The selection season ends

The Betfair Eurovision market has been a temperamental beast this week. As the Melodifestivalen Final points were being revealed, Sweden’s odds went as short as 2.4 when Frans’ ‘If I Were Sorry‘ stormed into an early lead with the international juries. Those odds drifted out slightly as he was eventually pulled back in those jury […]

Eurovision 2016: Melodifestivalen Final

It’s the final weekend of selection season, which means Melodifestivalen final on Saturday night. The Swedish contest usually has a significant bearing on the Eurovision market, and this year is no exception.

Sweden is already a short-priced favourite to double up on home soil, based on expectations it’ll be represented by 17-year-old Frans, singing ‘If […]

Eurovision 2016: Latvia’s ‘Heartbeat’ among the weekly round-up

There’s been no let-up in Eurovision selections over the last week. We started with Germany on Thursday, where Jamie-Lee Kriewitz justified favouritism with ‘Ghost‘. It’s a lovely, haunting song, one of the best chosen so far. But I fear after watching the German final, it’s in danger of being better suited to the radio than […]