The Sunday Eurovision Telegram: accusations in Croatia and more new video clips

Tony Cetinski attacks Jacques Houdek

The Croatian representative at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, Tony Cetinski, has launched a scathing attack his country’s representative Jacques Houdek at this year’s contest, accusing the singer of plagiarism. Cetinski, said “My Friend” is based on his interpretation of the song “Caruso”. “Jacques is an exceptional vocalist who carefully listened to my performance of “Caruso” and picked up that shock moment of changing from an operatic to a pop style of singing. I am used to singers copying me. I wish him luck but my suggestion would be to sing something normal or be yourself for once in your life or at least at the contest”. Cetisnki had further harsh words for the singer, “I wish him luck but his voice is too similar to female vocalists but that could serve as a factor of surprise. He could play with his costume so the shock is even greater. I hope they won’t compare him to Pavarotti because that would not be kind to Pavarotti”.

Loreen performing her song “Statements” live in acoustic version at TV4’s Nyhetsmorgon

Alma will represent France at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with the song Requiem and released her bilingual version

The BBC has released a new revamped version of ‘Never Give Up On You’, the song that Lucie Jones will perform in Kiev for the United Kingdom. The song has had some slight adjustments, when compared to the first version.