On Tuesday, Eduard Romanyuta placed on top of the score board in the first semi-final of O melodie pentru Europa 2015 in Chisinau. He savoured the moment, but he won’t be savouring this: today the Moldovan press is accusing the Ukrainian heartthrob of copying one of Mariah Carey’s hits in his song “I Want Your Love”.

More specifically, Swedish songwriter Erik Lewander is accused of plagiarizing Mariah Carey’s single “It’s Like That”.

Eduard Romanyuta’s “I Want Your Love”:

Moldovan news outlet zumi.md even posted a clip that puts the two songs side by side, for comparison.

The irony of being accused of plagiarizing a song called “It’s Like That” is not entirely wasted on us. But is it actually true? What do you think? Sound off below!

Also, don’t forget that tonight is the second semi-final of Moldova’s national selection O melodie pentru Europa, which will be broadcast live on the trm.md website here, starting 18:45 CET.

Follow all of our Moldova Eurovision news here.

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Mimoliin
Mimoliin
5 years ago

I hear more similarities with Liberty X than Mariah.

EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

COMO DECIMOS EN MEXICO “RATA DE 2 PATAS”

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

Liberty X’s “Just A Little”
Mariah Carey’s “It’s Like That”
Jason Derülo’s “Talk Dirty”
… yeah I agree I can hear these 3 here …
Although I find this plagiarism claims and somewhat obsessive observation on similarities in today’s pop music rather lame and boring, I actually have to ironically praise this kid for having “drawn inspiration” from music outside the Eurovision umbrella … way better that way, specially from a Mariah Carey tune … awesome and unpredictable and still shallow and gay all wrapped up.

Thiefo
5 years ago

What mawnck said.

The fact 2 songs sound similar doesn’t constitute plagiarism, it’s just that: they sound similar, and it’s something quite common in the music industry and in any case is just a sign that a song is not really that original, musically speaking.

Now, some of these cases of plagiarism accusations are quite ridiculous, like in this case, where these 2 songs do sound slightly similar, but to go as far as saying it’s plagiarism, I think is exaggerating.

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

Hm, I grew up with “It’s Like That”, but I never realized it sounds kind of similar. I wouldn’t say it’s a plagiarism though.

The verses rather sound like “Just A Little” by Liberty X! And I hope I’m not the only one hearing that xD

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

Here we go AGAIN.

NO, guys, a single repeated musical phrase (which isn’t even identical – just similar) isn’t enough to build a plagiarism case.

Key and arrangement aren’t considered when it comes to plagiarism, as any song can be performed in any key or arrangement. The only thing that counts is the melody and lyrics.

Verdict: Not guilty.

Melissa J
5 years ago

Hey, at least they’re not claiming it’s a ripoff of Euphoria! But yeah, those two are a little too similar…

Felix Prochain
Felix Prochain
5 years ago

Clearly

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

Not the first time someone’s copied someone at Eurovision. I remember Ukraine’s Be My Guest a few years ago being almost the same as Kelly Rowland’s When Love Takes Over.

No name
No name
5 years ago

Oh now I realize it’s almost the same key also.. haha 😀

No name
No name
5 years ago

The only similarity is the melody in the refrain, nothing more. I don’t know what it takes for a song to be classified as plagiarism of another song, but I wouldn’t say this one is. I must say it has been more evident traces of plagiarism in the contest and national selections prior to this.

Hannes
5 years ago

They do sound very similliar 😮

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Some parts also sound a lot like “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo too..

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Wow, those actually really sound similar…it’d be extremely foolish and stupid to plagiarize someone extremely famous like Mariah Carey so I doubt theyre stupid enough to do that, but i think this is something that needs to be addressed to the song writers and see how they explain themselves.