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.