Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023: Reiley at risk from disqualification!

Danish hopeful representative Reiley is risking disqualification after he allegedly admitted to have broken the rules!

Reiley is competing at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 with the song “”Breaking My Heart”.  The singer stated on Instagram that he had performed his song live during the Slow Life Slow Live festival in Seoul, South Korea last autumn.  This could be potentially violated the rules of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and Eurovision.

We must highlight that according to the participation rules for Eurovision, only songs which have not been published before September 2022 can compete at the next Eurovision Song Contest.  Further, the rules of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix states that songs must not have been performed or released publicly prior to the contest without DR’s permission.

Now the fate of Reiley lies on public broadcaster DR.  According to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, DR is reviewing a potential violation of their rules.

However, it is still possible that Reiley can participate.  DR will deem if Reiley’s performance gave him a competitive advantage over other competing entries.  There is a precedent that can favour Reiley: Duncan Laurence performed his winning song in 2017 but the viewers were not big enough to give him a competitive advantage and it was not a commercial release.  Therefore it did not violate any Eurovision rules.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023

The Danish national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on February 11, 2023.  Eight acts are competing to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest.  The acts in competition are:

  • maia maia – “Beautiful Bullshit”
  • Reiley – “Breaking My Heart”
  • Nicklas Sonne – “Freedom”
  • Micky Skeel – “Glansbillede” (Picture perfect)
  • Mariyah LeBerg – “Human”
  • EYJAA – “I Was Gonna Marry Him”
  • Søren Torpegaard Lund – “Lige her” (Right here)
  • Frederik Leopold – “Stuck on You”

REDDI represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.  They finished in 13th place in the First Semi-Final.

Source: Ekstra Bladet


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