Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Wildcard Show

Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix is levelling up for 2021. On Monday 15 February, for the first time, there will be a Sistesjansen or ‘Last Chance’ show in which all of the eliminated semi-finalists will have one more opportunity to reach the grand final. But who should win the wildcard to the MGP 2021 final?

All 15 non-qualifiers from the five semis will get one more chance to reach the final. Alas, 14 will finish the night disappointed as there will only be one wildcard spot up for grabs. The remaining 11 final spots have already been filled by the six pre-qualified acts and the five semi-final winners. The acts will not sing again. Instead, producers will re-use performance footage from the earlier shows.

You can listen to all 15 hopefuls here and then vote for your favourite. You can pick as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. The poll will only be open for approximately 24 hours, so choose wisely!

Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Eliminated Acts

Semi-Final One

  • Beady Belle “Playing with Fire” — lost to Stina Talling in Duel 1
  • Jorn “Faith Bloody Faith” — lost to Blåsemafian feat. Hazel in Duel 2
  • Stina Talling “Elevate” — lost to Blåsemafian feat. Hazel in the Gold Duel

Semi-Final Two

  • Ketil Stokkan “My Life Is OK” — lost to Daniel Owen in Duel 1
  • Maria Solheim “Nordlyset” — lost to Raylee in Duel 2
  • Daniel Owen “Psycho” — lost to Raylee in the Gold Duel

Semi-Final Three

  • Dinaye “Own Yourself” — lost to Big Daddy Karsten in Duel 1
  • Ole Hartz “Vi er Norge” — lost to Emmy in Duel 2
  • Big Daddy Karsten “Smile” — lost to Emmy in the Gold Duel

Semi-Final Four

  • Landeveiens Helter “Alt det der” — lost to Marianne Pentha & Mikkel Gaup in Duel 1
  • Royane “Circus” — lost to KiiM in Duel 2
  • Marianne Pentha & Mikkel Gaup “Pages” — lost to KiiM in the Gold Duel

Semi-Final Five

  • TuVeia “Bli med meg på gar’n — lost to RIVER in Duel 1
  • Ane.Fin “Walking in My Sleep” — lost to IMERIKA in Duel 2
  • RIVER “Coming Home” — lost to IMERIKA in Gold Duel

Poll: Who should win the Sistesjansen wildcard to the Melodi Grand Prix 2021 grand final?

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Lauri
Lauri
2 months ago

Jorn lande ganador. Saludos de españa

Last edited 2 months ago by Lauri
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

Song-wise, “Elevate,” “Faith Bloody Faith” and “Coming Home” are my favourites. Daniel Owen is very talented, but the song isn’t a favourite of mine. Probably Big Daddy K next, with a similar footnote to Daniel, except there’s a lot I would change stylistically. After that it gets to non-qualifier territory, in my opinion. The one I’m a bit worried about is “Circus” – I know Royane has many fans, but please not that song, please

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Circus is the song I didn’t like at all on first listening, but it has grew on me since. Especially because of how colorful and energetic it was on the stage. Royane was really cool as a ringleader. 😉

Also, can we hope they won’t put the winner of this round at 2nd or 3rd spot in the finals and at least give it some push? 😉

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Best to write to NRK about the running order. Sorry to disagree with you on “Circus”, it’s just a bit too coarse/rough for me to artistically appreciate it. But, I have been quietly informed that Royane has a lot of fans, so I am expecting it might do well.

Era
Era
2 months ago

I voted for ”Vi er Norge” it’s something really different compared to other songs. It’s folky, catchy and fun. Ole’s performance was entertaining, and he is such a charismatic performer.

LaVoixCZ
2 months ago

My biggest favs are Elevate, Faith Bloody Faith, Playing with Fire, Pages and Nordlyset.
Such a shame Beady Belle is so underrated here and everywhere.

I would like to fire most of the automatic qualifiers (but not Kaja Rode or Tix).
Honorable mentions to Psycho, Circus, My Life is OK and Walking in My Sleep, special effort dance award to Dinaye (but the song is not my cup of tea).

Actually to those mentioned above I would add Emmy and Raylee, Imerika and this would be such an amazing grand final. As a wildcard round, an insane bloodbath…

fan
fan
2 months ago

‘ Circus ‘ deserves it!

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

MGP did a good job this year and the amount of good entries in the wildcard finale is a testament of it. My favorites:

1) “Faith Bloody Faith”
2) “Pages”
3) “Nordlyset”
4) “Coming Home”
5) “Elevate”

Stig
Stig
2 months ago

I’ll be voting for Psycho. Yes, it’s very repetitive, but I could listen to that insanely catchy bassline all day. I also have a soft spot for Elevate and Nordlyset.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Elevate or Psycho <3

bartosz
bartosz
2 months ago

I hope to see “Elevate” “Faith Bloody Faith” “Nordlyset” or “Pages” in final

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

For me, Big Daddy Karsten. I think he might just do it.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

This year, MGP really stood-up and most of these songs are at least okay. They are very diverse and that’s what makes it better. Call me crazy, but I’d really like to see Bli med meg på gar’n in the finals. It’s a really funny and well staged joke act and it would bring a lot of diversity to the final line-up. I expect Jorn, Stina, Daniel or Royane to win this, though. In any case, I cannot really complain. What I do find funny is how I don’t see much of a difference in quality between these acts and… Read more »

lasse braun
lasse braun
2 months ago

i have a different opinium.
the circus should visit rotterdam! 🙂

Daggu
Daggu
2 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

YES. I don’t get why people are sleeping on Royane. I’ve been playing Circus nonstop ever since it dropped, but apparently no one else feels it?

Donald
Donald
2 months ago

I love “Vi er Norge”

Vera
Vera
2 months ago

Love ‘Psycho’, hopefully Daniel will go through

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

My top 3 out of these entries is:
1. Faith bloody faith
2. Coming home
3. Pages
Is it possible for foreign viewers to vote tomorrow?

Carmen
Carmen
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Yes, you can vote at nrk.no/stem/mgp

You have to sign up though, and if you don’t vote for Jorn your vote won’t be counted (jk). You can translate the page using Google

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Carmen

Got it thank you very much!

P. S. Jorn rocks and will of course get my vote 😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Thanos
Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Carmen

I have registered too. Does anyone know at what time the voting starts and will we be able to vote only for one act or more?

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

The website says that voting is for the Norwegian audience, so I’m not even sure if any international votes would count.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Carmen says we can, but I guess we’ll find out tomorrow. So far, I was able to open the voting poll for semi 5 only, but of course that it doesn’t accept any votes anymore.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Voters are supposed to choose a part of Norway to represent, though – it’s not meant for international voters.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes, you pick a part of Norway to represent, but as I got it, then you are registered as a part of that segment and count as such. You can certainly question whether it’s fair or not for outsiders to participate (it’s for NRK and Norwegians to decide in the end, tho), but all indications are that it is technically possible.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Technically possible or not, it’s completely misrepresentative.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Still, you are stating your opinion on the matter (which I can respect), not what actually can or cannot be done (and with NRK’s blessing). I mean, I haven’t even used VPN and have successfully registered.

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

On the final, they announce the votes region by region. If the voters aren’t actually in or from that region, well…that’s misrepresentative. I’m not sure how anybody could have a different opinion on that. NRK say on their website that voting is for the Norwegian audience.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Call is misrepresentation, but it happens. Even people from Norway are not obliged to register with their proper regions, much like people from Sweden are not obliged to register under their actual age group on Melfest app. I think the apps are just meant to seal one voter to one group so they cannot cast multiple votes (you have to be registered beforehand). At least last year, NRK was encouraging international voters to participate in the finals. I am not sure will it be possible in these previous rounds, but if nothing has changed, it will be possible again in… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Colin, to quote someone quite infamous here in the UK: “Read the standing orders.” 😀
But yes, the representation is of the broadcaster’s reach rather than the country’s reach, technically. (Maybe not morally though, ahaha)

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
2 months ago

I really hope Maria Solheim gets through with Nordlyset. It was so irritating that she went up against Raylee. It’s a really sweet song, and it’d be lovely to have a really calm, quiet ballad amongst the other finalists.

Last edited 2 months ago by Ethan1994
Eurolover
Eurolover
2 months ago

Stina. No one and nothing else.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

My favourites :
1. Elevate
2. Faith bloody faith
3. Vi er Norge
4. Nordlyset
I think it will be between Smile, Pages and Elevate though.

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

There’s only one option: JORN!
?

Last edited 2 months ago by Andi
Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

My top 5:

1. Pages
2. Elevate
3. Vi Er Norge
4. Smile
5. Faith Bloody Faith

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

Pages or Coming Home.

Tibor
Tibor
2 months ago

I can’t really complain about this year’s MGP. Unlike last year, I can tell most of the songs apart and I even like some of them, two of which are already in the final. What more can I ask for? Should I get a third one, that would almost be too good to be true, but since I’m still hung up on Beady Belle, if not her then Maria Solheim, if not her then Ane.Fin and if not her then at least Big Daddy Karsten with a different staging, it’s very improbable, anyway. It’s a shame that there are so… Read more »

Saul Browne
2 months ago

Pages needs to get the wildcard

Kalla
Kalla
2 months ago
Reply to  Saul Browne

Yesssss, it has to, love that song

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

I have so much love for so many entries there. I’m rooting for “Faith Bloody Faith”, but I absolutely love “Pages” – “Pages” is a remarkable song in my book.

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago

Elevate, Psycho, Coming Home or Nordlyset for me.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

I also like ‘Psycho’. It’s catchy, but a little too repetitive for me. But I’d also put it in my final 12, if I could decide the final line-up. ‘Elevate’ is nice but didn’t elevate enough, in my opinion.

Oscar
Oscar
2 months ago

Jorn 4th in the voting? Damn, and people have the nerve to say that Nina was the one that got robbed.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

Right!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

1) Faith Bloody Faith
2) Pages
3) Vi er Norge
They should all make the final, frankly. I wish we could kick out ‘Feel Again’ for one of them. My pick is ‘Faith Bloody Faith’ for sure, but I would also miss ‘Pages’ and ‘Vi er Norge’. The joik in ‘Pages’ is actually much more effective and complimentary to the song as the one in ‘Monument’, in my opinion. There, the big star is Alexandra’s voice. Finally, ‘Vi er Norge’ puts me in a good mood. Frankly, I’d even like to see Tuveia in the final for the same reason.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mr Vanilla Bean