PORTUGAL – First it was Diogo Piçarra who was accused of plagiarism, leading to his resignation from the Portuguese Eurovision final and the opportunity to take part in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Now, all eyes have been turned to the winning song by Claúdia Pascoal.
Claudia Pascoal won the ticket to represent Portugal at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and her song “O Jardim” (The garden) is accused for plagiarism of the song “To build a home” by the Cinematic Orchestra.
It should be noted that in the 63 years of Eurovision, never has a song been disqualified for plagiarism and it’s very difficult to produce songs that are entirely different to others, given the vast number of material already in existence.
Claúdia Pascoal and the creator of “O Jardim”, Isaura, achieved maximum votes from the public and were runner-up in the jury vote during the Portuguese national final.