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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

  1. Ulrikke Brandstorp 2.0
  2. Didrik and Emil 5.0
  3. Raylee 6.0
  4. Rein Alexander 7.0
  5. Magnus Bokn 10.0
  6. Liza Vassilieva 10.0
  7. Tone Damli 12.0
  8. Sondrey 25.0
  9. Akuvi 25.0
  10. 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.

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Superolav
Superolav
7 months ago

There are no jury votes this year… just public. Still believe Ulrikke will win, but perhaps Raylee can surprise the bookmakers?

Enar Land
Enar Land
7 months ago

The jury always vote in boring songs. When in The Eurovision stage have no emotion. Raylee and Rein Alexander is better than Ulrikke song.

Mr.Norway
Mr.Norway
7 months ago

Raylee is better than Ulrikke. The Urike’s song is boring!

Pingo
Pingo
7 months ago

I think ulrikke will win. Raylee and ulrikke are almost equally popular with ‘the people’, but the jury will vote for ulrikke. So I don’t see how raylee can beat her!?

lasse braun
lasse braun
7 months ago

attention as winner in norway will be one of jury darlings in rotterdam for sure but this song has not the timeless class of norways songs from 2015 or 2013.
i miss something special in this song.
attention is one of these songs per example also estonias “jaagup tuisk – beautiful lie” sailing in the fairway of last years winnersong arcade.

MoniMe
MoniMe
7 months ago

Do yoo know that you can vote for the MGP2020 winner, too? Here is how it works: To VOTE, you have to REGISTER AS USER HERE: (write email-address & password): https://www.nrk.no/minside/ VOTE HERE: https://www.nrk.no/stem/mgp/ 1ST VOTING) When the 10 finalists have performed, the voting will open at nrk.no/stem. All voters, will have to submit, which part of Norway, they are voting from. VOTERS OUTSIDE NORWAY have to choose a Norwegian region to “Vote from”. You can choose between North, South, East, Middle and West! All viewers have 3 votes in the first voting , after all 10 finalists have performed.They… Read more »

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
7 months ago

There is no better song in the final of Norway than “Attention”. I will vote for Norway if they choose for Ulrikke !! Please Norway !!

Katariina
Katariina
7 months ago

Didrik and Emil’s performance was horrible. I don’t think they stand a chance. I expect this to be between Ulrikke and Raylee, with Ulrikke getting the edge. Maybe Tone could be a dark horse, but I don’t think so.

Pancake
Pancake
7 months ago

For me, it comes down to three people: Ulrikke, RayLee, and Rein Alexander.

La la love
La la love
7 months ago

Ulrikke is my fave by far. But I also wouldn’t be sad if Kristin husøy or rein Alexander won, but please no raylee!
Also, how is Kristin husoy last it really confuses me

dmg
dmg
7 months ago
Reply to  La la love

Maybe because the same people that would vote for Kristin will vote for Ulrikke

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  La la love

No Raylee, please. I agree with you !

Polliu
Polliu
7 months ago

An uptempo song would stand out if we will get many ballads this year. Hope Norway can go this direction.

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  Polliu

But please not Raylee or Liza !

Puzzle
Puzzle
7 months ago

Hopefully Rein Alexander. He looks like he is 70+ but he is 48 IIRC. Raylee is really overrated, sounds like some old Melodifestivalen song from Sahara or that black girl (not racist). Same with Fuego, it was not a top 5 song at all. Attention isnt a winner, she reminds me of that MF singer with curly hair, or maybe Lucy Jones from UK 2016 (was it2015 or 2017?) Erling Braut Håland should represent Norway in 2021 I think. He´s maybe a very good singer. And pls wiwibloggs react to UMK 2020. But maybe you are waiting because the final… Read more »

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

I don’t understand the appeal of Attention. She has a amazing voice but it all leaves me cold. I think it has more similarities to Lucie Jones in that it can impress judges more than voters. And I think there will be plenty of strong female voices to compete against it this year. Some are bound to fall through the cracks like in 2017

dmg
dmg
7 months ago
Reply to  Jake

The sound/instrument in this song is modern and outstanding, so are Ulrikkes vocal skills and performance.

Synne
Synne
7 months ago
Synne
Synne
7 months ago
Reply to  Synne

Amazing

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
7 months ago

dragkvinna

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I am the eurovision winner from year 2025.
7 months ago

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Aaron
Aaron
7 months ago

Given how famous Tone is I would not be surprised if she won.

Aaron
Aaron
7 months ago

I do fear that Ulrikke will be overrated by the fandom and in the wider sphere of ESC she will be yet another ballad. Although the similarities to Undo are there, the musical palette was also very different in 2014. She is one of my absolute favourites and I am sure her performance will be absolutely stunning, I have no doubt she will win (she mentioned in the YouTube comments that her staging for the semi final is not everything and she is saving her ‘favourite’ dress for the final). A big part of me would like to see Akuvi… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

i mean she’s norway’s only possible choice

Azaad
Azaad
7 months ago

Not their only choice but by far the best and the only chance NRK would have of securing a fourth Norwegian victory.

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

now… she has a good song but she ain’t winning lol

dmg
dmg
7 months ago

She has a realy good chance of winning ESC 2020, you’ll see…. 🙂 Lol

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Rein second

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

@ wiwi its brandstoRp not brandstrop as you wrote in most of the post 🙂

Johan
Johan
7 months ago

How can Emil and Didrik be in 2nd place? Its just so crazy for me.

PTLS
PTLS
7 months ago

I’m still rooting for Raylee!

OT: Belgium’s Hooverphonic will release their song on the 17th of February!

Dalila
Dalila
7 months ago

I would love to see Rein Alexander representing Norway. His song is different and the staging is epic! His voice is amazing too, and the song is so freaking catchy!

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  Dalila

Its Brilliant. Him or Ulrikke

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

Interesting. Didrik and Emil have a following, so it seems.

Monika
Monika
7 months ago

Ulrikke is overrated, and her song is BORING. Hope Norway will pick an uptempo song, not a snooze fest…

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  Monika

I’m looking for ur taste rn but its very hard to find

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Monika

Just don’t pick “that” uptempo song, please. 🙂
Better yet, just pick Ulrikke and Norway will be fine, honestly.

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

yes really tired of so called Fuego clones

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  keith mawson

No, the other one.

Reverb
Reverb
7 months ago
Reply to  Monika

What has gotten into all of them, I really don’t know! It’s a melodramatic MESS!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Reverb

It is the times. #sadgirl or something. 🙂
Plus Ulrikke happens to be very good live.

Johan
Johan
7 months ago
Reply to  Monika

Boring? ovverated? haha it just says a lot of your taste:) Not in a good way:)

Jeydelrey
Jeydelrey
7 months ago

How on Earth Didrik and Emil are second in the odds? Ulrikke for the win! (Although I’ll also be happy with Raylee or Rein)

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeydelrey

Ulrikke has the possibility to win. Its amazing