Just hours before the opening credits roll on the season premiere of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021, we can reveal that one act in particular has the backing of our readers. If their taste is to be trusted, Stina Talling should comfortably qualify for the MGP 2021 grand final with “Elevate”.
Stina Talling is your favourite to win semi-final one of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix with “Elevate”
After counting a total of 1,528 votes, we can confirm that Stina is the overwhelming favourite to emerge victorious in tonight’s first semi. “Elevate” picked up 718 or 46.99% of all votes cast. Stina has also been leading with the bookmakers throughout the week, with odds of 1.90.
The 17-year-old from Bergen started out on YouTube in 2013. Eight years later, Stina’s videos have amassed almost 17 million views. She signed a record deal with Sony in 2019. Her previous releases include “Fortid til fremtid”, “Jada Jada”, “En gang til” and “Livet Nå”. Her music also featured on the soundtrack for the Norwegian version of the Netflix movie Over the Moon.
Veteran rocker Jorn comes a distant second with “Faith Bloody Faith”. The entry attracted 379 votes or 24.8% of all votes cast. However, given Jorn’s lengthy and successful career, the competition may be tighter than this poll suggests. He’s also second with the bookies.
Jorn — the artist born Jørn Lande — hails from Rjukan and now lives in Fredrikstad. The 52-year-old has released almost 50 albums and it is claimed that he’s the largest Norwegian musical export since A-ha. He’s worked with several iconic rock bands, including ARK, Masterplan, Avantasia, Dracula “Swing Of Death”, Beyond Twilight, Vagabond, The Snakes, Millennium, Mundanus Imperium, Ayreon and Brazen Abbot.
Just behind Jorn, is the wind trio Blåsemafian with “Let Loose”. The track scooped up 330 votes or 21.6% of all votes cast.
Beady Belle’s “Playing With Fire” took home 101 votes or 6.61% of all votes cast.
Poll results: Who should win semi-final one of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021?
- Stina Talling – “Elevate” 46.99% (718 votes)
- Jorn – “Faith Bloody Faith” 24.8% (379 votes)
- Blåsemafian – “Let Loose” 21.6% (330 votes)
- Beady Belle – “Playing With Fire” 6.61% (101 votes)
Total Votes: 1,528
Do you agree with the results? Could we be in for a shock? Let us know in the comments.