UNSER SONG FUR MALMO 2013: BREAK THE RULES IT’S OK IF YOU ARE NDR
Unser Song Für Malmö is surely going to add some conspiracy theories in the Eurovision Song Contest world as Mobilée’s Little Sister song which will be submitted in the national selection is already uploaded on YouTube in April but very few saw it (imagine what crap song is so no one watched it) and it will be anyway revamped for the national selection. NDR’s Thomas Schreiber says there is no breach of the EBU rules (hello! My name is Germany and I can alter the rules at any given moment or circumstances)
According to rules of Eurovision Song Contest, a song participating the contest must have not been publicly released or performed before September 1st of the preceding year. That was the case last year with a song submitted in Denmark and disqualified for the same reason, something for which DR complaint to European Broadcasting Union.
Thomas Schreiber says in his latest NDR interview that EBU is not that strict in the September 1st ruling and each case appearing like that will be examined by the Reference Group respectively. At the same time Die Priester’s song seems already to be under investigation for USFM as they was asked by NDR to change song to avoid plagiarism accusations.
SOURCE: ESCWEBS.NET / EUROVISION IRELAND