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PBS looking into possible breach of Eurovision rules by MESC song entry

Recently, Independent Malta reported, that the Maltese broadcaster PBS is looking into a possible rule breach by the MESC entry “Dai Laga” by Aidan. The song is in the race to take part in the national final in Malta and could represent the island in the contest in Lisbon.

The situation

PBS is looking into the possibility, that “Dai Laga” could have breached an important rule of the EBU. It seems, that Aidan used a publically available production track that can be purchased online. The production sample titled “(Justin Bieber, Major lazer type) Come Alive” Prod By Lttb’, can be bought on for $30.
The Eurovision rule says clearly, that “the compositions (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released before 1 September 2017.” However, the sample was released in 2016.
PBS CEO Charles Dalli did not reply to a question if this is the case with “Dai Laga”. Aidan also did not reply to the “Independent Malta”, who asked for a statement.
The singer has another song in the race to represent Malta in the upcoming song contest with the boyband Avenue Sky.
What do you think? Listen to the different versions below and let us know, what you think!

Listen to the sample below:

Compare Aidan’s entry:

Other productions, who used the sample:

Dominik Rössing

Hey, I'm Dominik from Germany. Watched my first Eurovision in 2003 and I was in love right away! Attended my first contest in 2011 and every contest since 2013. The same happened with Melodifestivalen. Started watching in 2006 and been to every final since 2017 and try to make it to at least one heat each year, too. After all, Melodifestivalen is the real deal ♥

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