Avicii attacks Swedish entry and claims it’s a worst version of David Guetta’s song
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Avicii, one of the producers of the song “Lovers on the sun” which was highly claimed as the song which was copied by the team of Måns Zelmerlöw, decided after all these months to speak out about the 2015 Eurovision winner entry “Heroes” in his interview at the Associated Press.
“I think it was a worse version of David Guetta’s song” he said in the interview and made it official that there is a problem with the Eurovision winning song this year.
“I think it was a great, great version of David Guetta’s song… actually, I think it was a worse version of David Guetta’s song. But it was fun that we won, at least, you know. I’m happy that we made some kind of impact at least, even if it’s David’s song. But, yeah, I’m a co-writer, I guess. So to me it’s a little bit harder. Like, I’m making fun of it in my shows just for fun. You know, I’ll take it for what it is. And obviously I’m happy that Sweden won. I was there last year, or not last year – two years ago. And this year it was just fun to have Sweden all over the press again. You know, the royal wedding and then Eurovision. It felt like Sweden was becoming a superpower for like a split second there.”
The statement comes as a heavy artillery against Swedish entry in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as the media and press for months now highlighted the resemblance of the two songs without either SVT and EBU making anything, simply because it didn’t fit the legal terms of plagiarism in order to disqualify.
Even San Marino’s entrant, Michele Perniola mentioned the resemblance on Twitter after his defeat in the semifinal. The 2015 Eurovision winner was shadowed not only by plagiarism claims, not only by stage presentation claims but also got a heavy shadow as it won because of the juries coming third in the public voting of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.