Talks in Sweden about Måns song conflict gear up
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Next Saturday, one of the highlights of Eurovision season is taking place: Melodifestivalen’s final! SVT is preparing for a big show and the 12 contenders are ready to fight for the trophy and the honour to wave the Swedish flag in Vienna.
As every year, an early favourite is topping the charts and for this edition, 3 times Melodifestivalen finalist, and once Melodifestivalen host, Måns Zelmerlöw, seems to be the man. In 2007, the singer finished 3rd, and 4th in 2009. Could 2015 be his year? It’s highly possible indeed.
His song “Heroes”, which he performed during the 4th heat of this year’s festival, has been highly talked about. It’s a catchy tune, with a great staging but for some seem to fear a slight controversy in case Måns qualifies for Eurovision.
Even though we must admit that the song and the performance are great and deserve a performance on Europe’s biggest stage, even if we love this talented singer, even if it’s Sweden… let’s be honest here: if you close your eyes and listen to this track, it sounds as if we had heard it before…
Indeed, main Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has highlighted the strong similarities between “Heroes” and French DJ David Guetta’s 2014 hit “Lovers On The Sun”.
It’s not oikotimes.com’ point to accuse anyone here. Simple coincidence? Strong artistic influence? Can the word “plagiarism” be used? Only professionals can give the right answer. But, after a possible victory of “Heroes” on Saturday, this issue will undoubtedly be much talked about.
Listen to the two songs, and do not hesitate to give your opinion…