"Thefts" at Eurovision: contestants accused of plagiarism. Video
Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has brought together the most talented artists from all over Europe, who compete for fame and the chance to represent their country worthily on the international stage. However, year after year this show gets into scandals because of accusations of plagiarism.
Talks about copying musical compositions cause controversy and spread in social networks, destroying the image of the competition and some artists. Read more about this in the article OBOZREVATEL.
Remo Forrer - Watergun
Remo Forrer from Switzerland performed at Eurovision 2023 with the song Watergun. According to the results of the audience vote, he made it to the finals. This is in spite of the obvious plagiarism of the legendary track Numb performed by Donat. It seems that the artist decided to conquer the Eurofans with successful musical tricks from the hit. Although bookmakers are betting that Switzerland will take 16th place in the ranking.
Loreen - Tattoo.
The bookmakers' favorite at Eurovision 2023, Loreen from Sweden, was accused by listeners of "stealing" Micki Newton's 18-year-old song, "In Captivity." Other Eurofans found a hint of the old ABBA hit - The Winner Takes It All. Despite the scandal, the artist was not disqualified from the competition.
It is also interesting that attentive listeners discovered a composition with almost the same tune called Flying Free, which was first released in 1999 by the band Pont Aeri.
This is not the first time the singer has been suspected of plagiarism. Her winning song Euphoria from Eurovision 2012 was compared to the hit of British boyband One Direction - Stole my Heart. The Swede still received the highest scores, beating her competitors.
Alexander Rybak (Alexander Rybak) - Fairytale
The Norwegian violinist of Belarusian origin won Eurovision 2009 with confidence. But soon the Turkish singer Yalın accused Rybak of plagiarizing his song Bit Pazari. The singer denied the accusation, arguing that he wrote the track "Fairytale" when he was 17 years old and his beloved had broken his heart.
Måneskin - Zitti E Buoni
The Italian band Måneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 and was later accused of plagiarism. The Vendettas band made a loud statement on the German RTL channel. The frontman said the song Zitti E Buoni was similar to their You want it, you got it from way back in 1994. The rock musicians also called on experts and critics to carefully analyze the "new" songs that are proposed for the Eurovision Song Contest to avoid future scandals related to "theft."
Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes
The Swede Måns received the crystal microphone at Eurovision 2015. He lit up the stage with the song Heroes. However, vigilant listeners noticed that the song was too similar to David Guetta's 2014 hit, Lovers On The Sun. "If you analyze the tones, I don't think there are two tones that follow each other. I don't really see how it could have been plagiarized. But I'm sorry it feels that way," Zelmerlöw responded to the accusation of copying the music.
Tommy Seebach - Disco Tango
Not only in recent years, but Eurovision participants were also criticized for plagiarism. This practice was widespread before. One of the first cases of "theft" of music was noticed by eurofans in 1979. Then, the representative of Denmark, Tommy Seebach, performed the song Disco Tango, incredibly similar to Paint It Black (1966) by the world-famous band The Rolling Stones.
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