Danish media is reporting that Reiley, one of the eight competitors in this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, is at risk of disqualification from the contest.
“Breaking My Heart” performed previously
On Instagram, Reiley revealed that his entry, “Breaking My Heart”, had previously been performed live at the Slow Life Slow Live festival in Seoul, South Korea, last autumn.
While this is not in breach of the EBU’s rules around Eurovision song release dates, it does go against the rules of DMGP. Danish broadcaster DR states that the song must not have been performed or released publicly prior to the contest without their permission. DR have stated that they are currently reviewing this, and will make this decision based on whether Reiley’s previous performance gave the song a competitive advantage over the other entries.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 artists and songs
Below you can see the artists, song titles and songwriters for this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
|Eyjaa||“I Was Gonna Marry Him”||Maria Broberg, Rasmus Olsen, Thomas Buttenschøn|
|Frederick Leopold||“Stuck On You”||Frederik Jyll, Lasse Lindorff|
|Maia Maia||“Beautiful Bullshit”||Joy Deb, Maja Barløse, Niclas Lundin|
|Mariyah Leberg||“Human”||Lars Pedersen, Mariyah LeBerg, Nermin Harambasic|
|Micky Skeel||“Glansbillede”||Martin Bjelke, Micky Skeel Hansen|
|Nicklas Sonne||“Freedom”||Nicklas Sonne|
|Reiley||“Breaking my Heart”||TBC|
|Søren Torpgaard Lund||“Lige Her”||Lasse Storm, Martin Palme Skriver, Steven McClintock, Søren Torpegaard Lund, Tim Schou Nielsen|
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on February 11th, 2023. The show will take place at the Næstved Arena on the island of Sjælland. This year’s national final will be hosted by Tina Müller and Heino Hansen.
Listen to this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix songs!
As always, we have made a Spotify playlist so you can listen to all the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries. You can check it out here!
Denmark’s Eurovision journey
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jorgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. The country left the contest after 1966 but returned in 1978, and achieved mixed results in the next two decades. Denmark earned two third-place finishes in 1988 and 1989 but was then relegated three times in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
They finally achieved their second victory in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings of Love”, and have only missed the grand final five times since the introduction of the semi-finals. A six-year qualification streak from 2008 culminated in its third win in 2013 with Emmelie de Forrest’s “Only Teardrops”.
Denmark’s recent participation saw them being represented by REDDI with the song “The Show”, which managed to place 13th in the semi-final where they received 55 points from the Jury and
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News Source: Ekstra Bladet
Photo Credit: Reiley