The Icelandic national broadcaster, RUV, has recently been contacted with several complaints about their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, Segðu mér allt, being a copy of Richard Marx's legendary song Right Here Waiting.
These news have caused absolute chaos around the country and furious Icelandic Eurovision fans have most certainly not kept their feelings unheard. A special 30 minute television programme has been added to tonight's tv schedule as of high demands from the public. In the programme scheduled to be shown on “stöð 2” tonight, where the composer of segðu mér allt, Hallgrímur Óskarsson, will be brought in along with the commitee of S.T.E.F. (The Composer Association of Iceland). They will discuss this tormenting subject.
S.T.E.F. has already given its opinion to Hallgrímur, and are said not to believe that the song is a plagiarism, nor in violation of any international copyright laws.
The matter is being brought up with the Nordic Copyright Bureau and their decision along with the judgement of the EBU will count as the final one. All dreams of glory at the Eurovision Song Contest have been put on pause for just now, as well as the English translation of the entry.
We recommend that you listen to both of the songs carefully and make up your own mind. One thing is for sure though, the whole of Iceland has been left in a stunned state of mind, as they might now face disqualification from the Eurovision Song Contest 2003.