The semi-final portion of Norway’s 61st Melodi Grand Prix is complete. However, there is still one more grand final spot up for grabs. One song that missed out on qualification will have a second chance to claim an elusive wildcard to the finale. There are fifteen songs to pick from, so this is gonna get competitive.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Odds: Big Daddy Karsten favourite to win Second Chance round
At the time of writing, the bookmakers are backing Stina Talling with “Elevate”. She was the clear favourite to win semifinal one but lost to Blåsemafian and Hazel. Her big ballad is still making waves, however, as she is sitting pretty at 3.5 according to Unibet.
There are two acts at joint-second. The first is Big Daddy Karsten with “Smile”. His brand of happy queer-friendly rap lost out to Emmy in the third semifinal. He sits at 5.5 in the odds.
Big Daddy is joined by Jorn and “Faith Bloody Faith”. The competition’s only rock song was another victim of Blåsemafian and Hazel in the first semi-final. But it is also getting a fair share of attention. The Norwegian rock god is also sitting at 5.5 in the odds.
Marianne Pentha and Mikkel Gaup are fourth with “Pages”. They lost out to KiiM in semi-final four. Combining joik with contemporary pop music, they’ve been compared to KEiiNO. Nonetheless, they sit at 6.5 in the odds.
The top five is rounded out by Landeveiens Helter and RIVER, both of whom have odds of 7.5. At the other end of the table, Ketil Stokkan. He’s the clear outsider at 100.0. The veteran performer lost to Daniel Owen in the first heat of the second semi-final. However, the two-time Eurovision performer has plenty of experience up his sleeve, so don’t count out a massive upset yet.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Bookmakers’ Odds – Second Chance
- Stina Talling 3.5
- Big Daddy Karsten 5.5
- Jorn 5.5
- Marianne Pentha & Mikkel Gaup 6.5
- Landeveiens Helter 7.5
- River 7.5
- Maria Solheim 11.0
- Ole Hartz 11.0
- Royane 20.0
- Ane.Fin 25.0
- Daniel Owen 25.0
- Beady Belle 30.0
- Dinaye 50.0
- TuVeia 50.0
- Ketil Stokkan 100.0
How the odds work
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Do you agree with the odds? Do you think that Stina Talling is the one to beat? Do you think an outsider can go to the final? Let us know below!