They initially said that they wouldn’t compete in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021. But now it seems Ben & Tan actually changed their minds and said yes to the chance to compete once more. The broadcaster DR, however, said no.
Ben & Tan’s entry rejected for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021
Eurosong DK reports that the “Say Yes” duo submitted “Iron Heart” to Denmark’s national final, writing that their record label The Arrangement confirmed the story. The track is written by Jimmy Jansson, Marcus Winther-John and Emil Lei. But it didn’t make the cut with DMGP producers. The article also says the song was sent to Sweden too, where it was also passed over.
The Danish decision has already raised more than a few eyebrows. Since the news broke, some fans have taken to social media to call for Ben & Tan to be added to the contest as a wildcard act. There’s more than enough room to squeeze them in, given that the 2021 DMGP final will have two fewer songs than normal. The inclusion of Ben & Tan would also fall in line with what’s happened in the likes of Sweden and Finland, where the 2020 artists returned to compete in the 2021 selections.
Such social media campaigns are unlikely to make much of a difference. But fans will still be able to hear the rejected entry. Ben & Tan will release “Iron Heart” on 5 March, the day before the Danish final is set to take place. A snippet is already available online.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021
Denmark won’t get to vote for Ben & Tan next month. However, they will have eight other songs to choose from:
- Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn “Højt over skyerne”
- Claudia Campagnol “Abracadabra”
- Emma Nicoline “Står lige her”
- Fyr & Flamme “Øve os på hinanden”
- Jean Michel “Beautiful”
- Mike Tramp “Everything Is Alright”
- Nanna Olivia “Hvileløse hjerter”
- The Cosmic Twins “Silver Bullet”
What do you think of “Iron Heart”? Would it have made a good addition to DMGP 2021? Let us know below.