Loreen’s Melodifestivalen entry ‘Euphoria‘ had all of Sweden dancing on February 4, 2012. Interestingly, Dunja Ilic—a Serbian singer—had all of the Balkans dancing to ‘Euforija’ one year earlier. We’re not suggesting that Loreen’s songwriters copied from Dunja’s, and we’re certainly not leveling accusations of plagiarism. But it is very interesting that, beyond a title, the songs also share a very similar chorus built around shouting “euphoria.” Great minds think alike….
You can compere the songs for yourself below. When listening to Dunja’s song, you’ll likely remember Loreen’s — particularly from the 1:00 mark!
It’s very easy to draw connections between songs. Music is vast, but common elements inspire pop songs the world over. That frequently leads to overlap and, unfortunately, accusations of copying. Eurovision songs are no different. Here are some recent examples of songs that sounded similar, despite being written by different people.