One of the greatest things about living in Britain is that I can walk down the street openly drinking a beer and I can legally bet on whatever the fuck I want. A few minutes ago Rin and I went down to Paddy Power on Camden High Street and placed our Eurovision 2008 bets as follows:
- Spain: £5 (£2.50 to win at 40:1 odds / £2.50 to place in the top four at 10:1 odds)
- France: £5 (£2.50 to win at 50:1 odds / £2.50 to place in the top four at 12.5:1 odds)
- Finland: £5 (£2.50 to win at 12:1 odds / £2.50 to place in the top four at 3:1 odds)
Personally, I absolutely adore the Sébastien Tellier song and would love for it to win, though on the other hand I can’t stop dancing El Robocop thanks to Rodolfo Chikilicuatre. Finland earned my bet not only because their entry brings back fond memories of 2006’s Lordi victory, but also because I wanted a remote chance of winning a tiny bit back.
I’ll leave you with videos of what we gambled on, including one we didn’t simply because it has an angel, a devil and lots of fire. Time to watch the Eurovision final!
Spain – Rodolfo Chikilicuatre – “Baila El Chiki Chiki”
France – Sébastien Tellier – “Divine”
Finland – Teräsbetoni – “Missä Miehet Ratsastaa”
Azerbaijan – Elnur and Samir – “Day After Day”