After five semi-finals, Norway will select its Eurovision entry in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 on Saturday. We’ve now heard all ten finalists — five pre-qualifiers and five semi-winners. And for those looking to put their money where their mouth is and have a flutter, the guesswork can begin.
Of course, odds always change but who is currently leading the race according to the bookies?
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Odds: Ulrikke Brandstorp favourite to win
Top of the list with Betsson is Ulrikke Brandstorp and her power ballad “Attention”. She’s currently trading at 2.0 to win.
Ulrikke was among the pre-qualifiers and showcased her entry in semi-final four.
The singer has a long history of participating in singing competitions including Idol, The Voice Norway and Stjernekamp. She also competed in MGP 2017. Then she came fourth.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020: Other favourites
Currently sitting in second place with odds of 5.0 are the Solli-Tangen brothers — Didrik and Emil with “Out of Air”.
Didrik has Eurovision pedigree. He was the host country representative at Eurovision 2010 with “My Heart is Yours”. He placed 20 out of 25 in the grand final.
Third with the bookies at odds of 6.0 is fan favourite Raylee. The “Wild” hitmaker is steadily building momentum. Not only did she win semi-final one, her entry has been streamed over a million times on Spotify.
Rein Alexander is fourth. He won semi-final two with the epic “One Last Time”. He can be backed at 7.0.
Two acts share fifth — Magnus Bokn with “Over The Sea” and Liza Vassileva with “I Am Gay”. Both are trading at 10.0.
Bokn has a strong team behind him, with both JOWST (2017) and Alexander Rybak (2009 and 2018) having song writing credits on his number.
Vassileva, however, has drawn some criticism for her entry. Contrary to the message of her song, she is a cis-gendered straight woman.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Bookmakers’ Odds – 11 February Update
- Ulrikke Brandstorp 2.0
- Didrik and Emil 5.0
- Raylee 6.0
- Rein Alexander 7.0
- Magnus Bokn 10.0
- Liza Vassilieva 10.0
- Tone Damli 12.0
- Sondrey 25.0
- Akuvi 25.0
- Kristin Husoy 25.0
Odds correct as of 10:00 CET 11 February 2020 via Betsson
Do you think Ulrikke Brandstorp should be the favourite to go to Rotterdam? Who have you got your money on? Let us know in the comments.