ESC Analysis

With an emphasis on unearthing tv betting value, EntertainmentOdds began coverage of Eurovision in 2010. Since ESC 2012 in Baku, I have been attending the event in person, able to provide up-to-the-minute betting analysis during rehearsals.

In 2012 I was interviewed by Anu Valba from Estonian national broadcaster ERR; in 2014 by Andre Vermeulen from Flemish national broadcaster VRT. In the context of these 2 interviews, available to watch below, Serbia was recommended e/w at 14-1 at ESC 2012; The Netherlands e/w at 125-1 at ESC 2014.

Serbia went on to finish 3rd in 2012 and The Netherlands 2nd in 2014.

My Eurovision track record is second to none. Germany was advised to EntertainmentOdds readers at 16-1 in 2010 (winner); Azerbaijan at 14-1 in 2011 (winner); Greece to win semi-final 1 at ESC 2011 at 50-1 (winner); and The Netherlands to win semi-final 1 at ESC 2014 at 50-1 (winner).

Russia (2nd) was advised e/w at 33-1 in 2015. ESC 2016 subscribers were given Ukraine pre-rehearsals at 25-1 and again at 12-1 after 1st rehearsal. ESC 2017 subscribers were given Portugal pre-rehearsals at 12-1 and 16-1. And The Netherlands was advised to subscribers at 16-1 in 2019.

In 2016 in Stockholm, long established Finnish music magazine, Rumba, asked for my ESC opinions, in which I put in a strong word for Ukraine.

Articles written about Eurovision trading:

How to Win Big at Eurovision

Against The Odds: Rob Furber’s Guide To Eurovision Betting

Eurovision’s Dark Arts: How To Influence The Public Vote

In 2021 in Rotterdam, a chat with ESC Daily about life as a Eurovision trader: