We've got something for you. That's right – Eurovision Song Contest betting odds. At 10.30 in the morning. Just like every other day. Surprised?
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 is being referred to as The Year Of The Rendez-Vous, since around 21 performers have already done the Eurovision thing in the past. And most – if not all of them – spectacularly failed to win. This is shaping up to be the worst Eurovision ever! Fantastic!!
Here are the latest Eurovision betting odds for the Netherlands and Norway, with help from PaddyPower.com…
Netherlands (pop. 16,318,199; the European part of the Kingdom Of The Netherlands) – Treble, Amambanda. Treble are an interesting proposition: three sexy girls who sing along to African rhythms in a made up language. And when we say 'interesting' we mean 'really blinking frightening.' But Amambanda is already a popular song; it's a former Dutch number one. At this point, we'd normally give you a sample of the lyrics, but since it's all sung in a language that doesn't exist, there's not much point. Just go and choke on a pair of shoelaces instead, it'll be the same kind of noise. Current Eurovision betting odds – 66/1
Norway (pop. 4,593,031; a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian peninsula) – Christine Guldbrandsen, Alvedansen. Last year, Norway went out on a limb with Wig Wam – the glam-rock supergroup. Wig Wam failed miserably, so this year Norway are playing it safe – hiring a pretty young girl who looks like Buffy the Vampire Slayer to sing a pretty song about… oh, dancing elves. That's quite weird, isn't it? Christine Guldbrandsen is also the carrier of a very important Eurovision torch – the "fire/desire" rhyme. Sure, she's doing it Norwegian, but it's better than nothing. Current Eurovision betting odds – 16/1
We’ll be listing all the other Eurovision entries in the run-up to the contest. If you can’t wait, check out the Novelties section of Paddypower to see all the latest Eurovision betting odds. Don't forget that Paddypower give you a free £10 bet when you open an account with them. Good luck!
[story by Stuart Heritage]