Sweden 2019 🇸🇪 Andreas Johnson accused of plagiarism, SVT denies it
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
SWEDEN – One more scandal emerges after the second Melodifestivalen semi final. Andreas Johnson entry “Army of Us” has been accused of similarities with Avicii’s “Without You”. Andreas says that there are at least 500 songs with the same sequence and that his song is can original pop song, expressing his sadness for his recent death.
Christer Björkman, producer of the event, says the SVT has not received any allegations of plagiarism but says he understands the comparisons: “I understand the situation. There are similarities, but I can not say that it’s plagiarism when we talk about the melody,” he said.
In addition, Christer explains that the Swedish association of songs, responsible for such issues, ruled out any plagiarism issues.