After five semifinals and a big second chance round, we now have the twelve finalists for Melodi Grand Prix 2021. With old favourites and new blood making waves, it looks like Norway has lots of options to slay this May. However, one name has been on fans lips above all others.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021: KEiiNO and “Monument” are the favourites to win
The winners of Melodi Grand Prix 2 KEiiNO are the clear bookmaker’s pick to win. The electropop-joiking supergroup have been the big favourites since their return was first announcedd. Their monumental momentum hasn’t slowed, as they at odds sit under 2/1 to win. Their new song “Monument” has been critically acclaimed, as has their performance in the first semi-final. Norway itself is sitting in the top 10 of the overall betting odds, mainly off the back of KEiiNO’s potential.
Second is TIX and “Fallen Angel”. The angel-clad pop superstar also debuted his song in the first semi-final to positive reception. He sang in Norwegian, but is set to sing in English this Saturday. Clearly, the bookies are impressed, as he is sitting at around 4/1 to win.
Further down the odds, at 10/1, are the favourites amongst the semi-final qualifiers. Blåsemafian and Hazel were the shock qualifiers from the first semi-final, and it seems the bookies are not ready to count them out for the final. Also at 10/1 is Raylee with her Flashdance inspired feminist anthem “Hero”. She qualified to the final for the second year in a row.
And also at 10/1 is Imerika with “I Can’t Escape”. The orange-haired balladeer has impressed with her powerful song and passionate voice. She’s been sitting comfortably as the dark horse nipping at KEiiNO’s heels.
At the other end, are Kaja Rode and Stavangerkameratene. The pre-qualifiers haven’t impressed the bookies, both sitting around 100/1. However, as every Eurovision fan knows, counting out an outsider is a very foolish thing to do.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Bookmakers’ Odds – Grand Final
- KEiiNO 1.60
- TIX 4.00
- Blåsemafian and Hazel 10.00
- Raylee 10.00
- Imerika 10.00
- Jorn 15.00
- Rein Alexander 20.00
- Emmy 30.00
- Atle Pettersen 30.00
- KiiM 50.00
- Kaja Rode 100.00
- Stavangerkameratene 100.00
How the odds work
The decimal odds number represents the amount you win for every krone/euro/dollar bet. The number represents the total payout, rather than the profit. Your stake is already included in the decimal number.
Taking odds of 1.90 as an example, for every €1.00 you bet, you will get back €1.90 if you win. This includes 90 cents profit plus your original one euro bet.
Bookmakers set odds by looking at factors such as prior form, statistics, historical precedents, expert opinion and any number of other elements which could influence the result in question. After this analysis, the bookies will be left with what they deem to be the most accurate possible true odds of any outcome occurring. As these factors are always shifting, the bookies’ odds will remain in flux.
Do you agree with the odds? Do you think that KEiiNO are the ones to beat? Do you think an outsider can win the final? Let us know below!