On their website, the NDR wrote that the Kelly Family will not be disqualified. Their song, 'I wanna beloved', can be found on AudioGalaxy and was recorded in 2000. According to fans, this was against the rules, but according to the NDR the file should not have been available on the internet.
NDR sais that “it is forbidden to publish a song, but it is legal to perform a song on a concert before Eurovision participation”. With this statement, the Kelly Family will not be disqualified and can participate in the German national final.
Another song, 'Bravo Punk' from the German national final (performed by SPN-X), is also available now on AudioGalaxy. As far as known, this song has been spread after January 1.