Baltic States

Feb 14, 2019 by

The Estonian national selection, Eesti Laul, has built a reputation for being a unique treasure of the ESC national final season. It...

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Haters Gonna Hate?

Feb 7, 2019 by

Söngvakeppnin 2019 features 10 artists competing for the ticket for Tel Aviv. There will be 2 semi-finals, the first of which takes...

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Unfinished Business

Feb 1, 2019 by

It is with a heavy heart that Eurovision 2019 coverage gets underway here. We had the semi-final allocation draw on Monday. First...

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Daniel Gould Tribute

Dec 20, 2018 by

This site has given me a platform since 2009 to offer my thoughts on the tv betting market du jour. That all pales into...

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The Fifth Element

Dec 14, 2018 by

It’s the Strictly final tomorrow night and the market has decided it is a 2-horse race: Stacey vs Joe. There have only been 6 female...

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Chef’s Special

Dec 11, 2018 by

SPOTY 2018 trading has been curtailed somewhat this year due to a change of format and the main shortlist only being revealed on the...

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Semi-Detached

Dec 7, 2018 by

It was confirmed this week that all 5 of the remaining Strictly contestants will be joining the Strictly Tour next year. The Sun’s...

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Rumba Punch

Nov 30, 2018 by

It’s the Strictly quarter-final tomorrow night, Musicals Week, and the surprise in the last 6 has to be Lauren. Despite being last on...

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Scarlett Fever

Nov 28, 2018 by

The X Factor semi-final was a peculiar affair. If there was an act that was pimped across the 2 shows, it was Scarlett. And yet, she...

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Swann-song?

Nov 23, 2018 by

The big question heading into tomorrow night is, did they have Lauren in their sights for elimination at Blackpool last week and miss...

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Ant Killer?

Nov 21, 2018 by

It was written here last week that Shan’s pimp slot felt a thoroughly deflating, damaging thing. So it proved with her ending up...

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Murder On The Dancefloor

Nov 16, 2018 by

We witnessed one of the most clinical assassinations in Strictly history last Saturday. There have been many hatchet jobs down the...

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Clinically Depressed

Nov 14, 2018 by

Week 4 of the X Factor live shows was made most memorable by an underwhelming pimp slot for Shan. Reprising ‘Never Enough’, which she...

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A Hug For Sugg

Nov 9, 2018 by

One of the most telling aspects of last Saturday’s Strictly was Danny avoiding the dance-off despite being last on the judges’...

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Sound Off

Nov 7, 2018 by

X Factor endured its worst ratings in its 14-year history last Saturday, averaging 3.7 million viewers. The show’s downfall was...

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Shining Jules

Nov 2, 2018 by

It is at this point of Strictly when it is useful to start projecting ahead not only in terms of who makes it to Blackpool in 3...

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Volatile Stocks

Oct 31, 2018 by

A big gamble on LMA Choir was snowballing prior to Sunday night’s vote reveal with them trading as third favourites, being matched as...

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Vick-timised?

Oct 26, 2018 by

This has been an unusual Strictly so far. In the first 4 weeks of eliminations, the 4 couples at the bottom of the judges’...

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Shan-tastic

Oct 24, 2018 by

X Factor’s 15th series kicked off its live shows on the weekend and more than anything it was nice to see it revert to the Sunday...

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Artistic License

Oct 19, 2018 by

Seann and Katya, as expected, escaped the dance-off last week. Their late r.o. slot, and as high as an 8 from Shirley for their fun...

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Rapper’s Delight

Oct 17, 2018 by

X Factor has been playing out under a different modus operandi this year. There has been little discernible favouritism leading into...

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From Neo To Zero?

Oct 12, 2018 by

Following an inspired, Matrix-themed paso doble last Saturday it has felt like Strictly swallowed the red pill this week, with a...

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Charles In Charge

Oct 5, 2018 by

It came as a surprise to see Lee dragged down into the first dance-off of the series last Saturday. Looking at the scoring...

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Volcanic Ash

Sep 28, 2018 by

Week 1 of Strictly threw us a few curveballs and there have been some stark over-reactions on the Outright. There was a market...

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