Her song “Honestly” recounts the pain of not knowing how to help a friend following the death of his dad. But if our readers have it right, then Ulrikke will be in a much cheerier mood this evening as she storms to victory in Semi-Final 1 of Melodi Grand Prix 2023.

We counted 2,372 votes and Ulrikke emerged as our readers’ clear favourite. Her song “Honestly” earned 950 votes — or more than 40% of all those cast.

“I really wanted to be there for him, but didn’t know how to best comfort and take care of him,” she says of the time after her friend’s father died. “I am sure lots of people are able to put themselves in the same situation, and I’m pretty sure most of us has felt the pain of losing someone close, or almost losing someone.”

Alessandra Mele (“Queen of Kings”) came second with around 25% of the vote, followed by Umami Tsunami (“Geronimo”) who earned 14%.

Only three acts can advance to the final. That means our readers would have eliminated the following artists: Kate Gulbrandsen, Rasmus Thall, Eirik Naess, and Byron Williams Jr & JOWST.

Watch the first semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday at 19:50 on NRK 1 and NRK TV.

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MGP 2023: Ulrikke wins our Semi-Final 1 poll in Norway

  1. Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Honestly”: 40.05%, 950 votes
  2. Alessandra Mele – “Queen of Kings”: 24.79%, 588 votes
  3. Umami Tsunami – “Geronimo”: 13.79%, 327 votes
  4. Kate Gulbrandsen – “Tårer i paradis”: 8.94%, 212 votes
  5. Rasmus Thall -“TRESKO”: 5.52%, 131 votes
  6. Eirik Næss – “Wave”: 4.22%, 100 votes
  7. Byron Williams Jr & Jowst – “Freaky For The Weekend”: 2.70%, 64 votes
 
Total Votes 2,372
 

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lets have a good time
lets have a good time
20 days ago

its too cheesy – after 20 seconds u know whats going 2 happen in the rest of this 3 minutes… , every word is so predictable…. miss any suprise moment , and her voice is Minni Mouse like… so sorry that i dont like it

Jghtl
20 days ago

I agree

Jghtl
20 days ago

Overrated

WERGELAND
WERGELAND
20 days ago

Listening to Ulrikke this very moment (NRK’s MGM semi 1) – never heard her deliver such poor vocals!

T Saavedra
20 days ago

What time the semi final starts?

Esc addict
Esc addict
20 days ago

My MGP winner is Alessandra since the beginning so tonight I’m with her, but I’m sure Ulrikke will slay too and we are going to be served by Umami Tsunami performance, it’s going to be a great night.

Jonas
Jonas
20 days ago

An earlier winner right at the top, right at the bottom, and right in the middle.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
20 days ago

Good luck everybody tonight.