LEGO have celebrated one of the longest running television shows in the world with a special ‘Happy 60th Birthday Eurovision Song Contest’ video.
“We’ve laughed, cried and danced along to 60 years of Euro pop, since the Eurovision Song Contest made its screen debut and television history in May 1956. Now LEGO marks the occasion by sending a special LEGO video birthday card to the Eurovision Song Contest to celebrate some truly memorable moments as we countdown to the 2015 final in Vienna this weekend.” – LEGO
The song contest has already showcased over 1400 songs over the six decades worth of performance, has had winners that have become global singing sensations and attracts an average audience of 180 million viewers. The UK for 2015 is represented by Electro Velvet and down at the bookmakers you can bet on the UK entry with William Hill offering 6/1 on not a single country giving our song a point. Electro Velvet have the shortest price since Andy Abraham in 2008 who manged 14 points.
The UK entry is 40/1 to win this year’s Eurovision with Sweden the 6/4 favourite and Russia and Italy second and third at 3/1 and 10/3 respectively.
“Usually at this stage in the proceedings, we are dreading a UK win as the patriotic punting comes into play and leaves us facing a potential seven figure payout but this year, we have seen almost as much money for the UK to finish with ‘nul points’ as we have for them to actually win it,” – William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
The largest bet taken on the UK has been just £120 compared with the numerous four figure bets taken across the board for the acts towards the top of the betting.
“The best supported act has been Sweden, who head the betting and they have attracted a dozen four figure bets, while Russia have been backed all the way in from 33/1 to 3/1 second favourites. 12 months ago Russia were being booed as they were performing, this year, we think there is a realistic chance they could win the whole thing.” – William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Eurovision song contest 2015:
6/4 Sweden; 3/1 Russia; 10/3 Italy; 8/1 Australia; 10/1 Belgium; 16/1 Estonia; 20/1 Israel; 25/1 Azerbaijan; 25/1 Latvia; 25/1 Norway; 33/1 Serbia; 40/1 Slovenia; 40/1 United Kingdom; 50/1 Spain; 66/1 Georgia; 66/1 Greece; 80/1 Albania; 80/1 Cyprus; 100/1 Austria; 100/1 France; 100/1 Romania; 125/1 Armenia; 125/1 Germany; 125/1 Hungary; 125/1 Lithuania; 125/1 Poland; 125/1 Poland; 150/1 Montenegro.
6/1 UK to get ‘nul points’ and UK to finish bottom: 1/3 no; 9/4 yes