Raylee Hero Melodi Grand Prix 2021 (1)

Just hours before the opening credits roll on the second episode of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021, we can reveal that one act has the backing of the majority our readers. If their taste is to be trusted, Raylee should easily qualify for the MGP 2021 grand final with “Hero”.

Raylee is your favourite to win semi-final two of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix with “Hero”

After counting a total of 1,303 votes, we can confirm that Raylee is the overwhelming favourite to emerge victorious in tonight’s second semi. “Hero” picked up 758 votes, which amounts to a massive 58.17% of all votes cast. Raylee has also been leading with the bookmakers throughout the week.

Raylee made the MGP grand final last year with fan favourite song “Wild”. The songwriting team for “Hero” includes several iconic Eurovision and national final names. Raylee says “This year we are back to the ’80s. I have a real power song.”

R&B crooner Daniel Owen comes a distant second with “Psycho”. The entry attracted 313 votes or 24.02% of all votes cast. Daniel is a talented singer and dancer and first came to fame back in 2011 after winning Norway’s Got Talent at the age of 11.

Even further behind is Maria Solheim with “Nordlyset”. The track scooped up 153 votes or 11.74% of all votes cast. Ketil Stokkan’s “My Life Is OK” barely registers with just 79 votes or 6.06% of all votes cast.

Poll results: Who should win semi-final two of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021?

  1. Raylee — “Hero” 58.17% (758 votes)
  2. Daniel Owen — “Psycho” 24.02% (313 votes)
  3. Maria Solheim — “Nordlyset” 11.74% (153 votes)
  4. Ketil Stokkan — “My Life is OK” 6.06% (79 votes)

Total Votes: 1,303

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

Raylee won! Well done.

Kim
Kim
3 months ago

Not really sure I am happy with the lyrics to ‘Psycho.’ Seem quite inappropriate.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Yeah, I just read the lyrics. Oh dear. Talk about blaming someone else for your own issues. 🙁
It’ll probably win now I wrote that; ahahaha

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
3 months ago

Raylee is just generic pop trash, no one could possibly LOVE this. Is LIKE enough, though? NO.

Last edited 3 months ago by waitaminuteholdon
Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

Looks like Psycho was a great performance! But ohh man, Raylee bringing sexyness and sensuality! I think it could be a close call between them. Still team Raylee though 🙂

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago

Maria Solheim is my favourite. Such a humble and beautiful performance!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Indeed it was. She stayed true to herself. I happen not to like “whisper singing,” but I wish her well after that performance. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Raylee is through anyhow. Owh, does that mean the shower has to happen again?! Ahaha

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

It was so beautiful. I hope she got the Norwegian audience in the mood as much as she did for me.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I really just stood there just listening to her. Anyway Raylee qualified and congratulations to her. Let’s hope Maria gets her chance for the wildcard alongside Jorn!

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Jorn was my favorite then too. But this battle system isn’t favorable to other genres, pop tends to win everytime, it appeals to a wider audience. Sometimes a ballad, but for something that’s rock, indie, rap, folk… it will be complicated.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Outside of ESC my favourite genres are rock and folk. So it kinda is logical why I liked Jorn and Maria xD. Let’s hope one of them gets the wildcard! In this heat now I am probably team Raylee, although I am not a fan of the song (actually psycho and hero are my current last places in mgp).

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I think “Hero” is enjoyable. I don’t think it should have the slightest chance to win MGP, but it will be a fun addition to the final. “Psycho” was like a watered version of “She Got Me”, Daniel was way better than the song.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

wow actually that was a nice description of Psycho, I really hadn’t seen it that way 😀 . I also enjoyed Stavangerkameratene by the way really nice song!

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I also liked them, their voices are very pleasant. I still need to search to the translated lyrics though.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The lyrics are nice. Let’s see who will win the heat now.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

raylee

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

My reaction to Raylee’s 80’s toilet shower: Aahahahahaaaa! 😀
Great fun actually. The song lacks a few different lyrics, but it’s fine apart from that.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The toilet shower is from a movie called Flash or Flash dance from the 80s. When I saw her hair I had no doubt that shower would be part of the performance, the actress in the movie had a similar hair styling.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Oh, was it “Flashdance”? Gosh, such a long time ago; it probably was! Haha

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yes, that one. What a gimmick.

Micky
Micky
3 months ago

OMG hero was a mess

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

So, onto Daniel. He is really talented; that’s obvious. But the song is really not to my liking, sorry. Plus he doesn’t actually look like a “psycho”, so I don’t get it

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Well it was good enough. Daniel won the duel.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

There is no particular “look” for psycho. Psycho is a state of being.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

The lyrics of the song would seem to suggest otherwise. Hmmm

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Hmmm. The only thing that those lyrics say to me is that the guy needs a doctor! Poor mite.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ohh, apparently it’s “you’re making me go loco, psycho,” so never mind. It sounds like “you’re making me go look all psycho.” Ugh

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

LOL! That was incredibly funny!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

It’s a good start for Ketil; I really liked how direct and simple that all was visually. Great.

Una
Una
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Thanks for the chorus extention explanation re: Ilta’s song!!

I managed to see Ketil before PIN started – the visuals were simple yet convincing. Simple song with simple visual concept sung by a guy who wrote the song himself. Loved it. I did not expect to see that!!

Marc
Marc
3 months ago

I really like Psycho and I think a good stage show could elevate it to make it a closer battle with Raylee than some people predict. It could be a dark horse for a win tonight.

Una
Una
3 months ago

My fave is Ketil’s “My Life Is OK”. What is not to like about the song of a guy who seems confident about his life in a laidback way? That is a slogan that is likable and honest. Not trying too hard. Just being. That’s what self-confidence and personal strength is about 🙂

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago

I think it was quite obvious who was going to win the poll and who is going to win this night.

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago

very generic und swedish, no thanks.

I prefer Maria Solheim

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

“very swedish” maybe ten years ago, the swedish general public wouldn’t touch this with a barge pole in 2021

Mr X
Mr X
3 months ago

Yes, of course. I can´t hear this style anymore.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

It’s possible another song wins. Who knows what Norway will be in mood for tonight #norway #northerlights #norwegiansoul

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yes please choose Nordlyset, Norway!!!

Fazrin Jamal
Fazrin Jamal
3 months ago

I hope Daniel Owen will elevate the studio version in his live because that song is actually the most radio-friendly among the 4.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 months ago

disgusted but not surprised. nordlyset>>>

canada_piano
canada_piano
3 months ago

im really not surprised. this is a very weak sf, and even though hero is the best, it is worse than all the sf1 songs

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Yes. For me it is not worse than Beady Belle, nor better.