More and more songs are accused of plagiarism in this years Eurovision selections. After the Estonian entry, now also a song from the British preselection and one from Lithuania are accused of copying melody lines.
The British song 'Lovestruck', performed by Honey Trap, is almost identically to a song with the same title, performed by the Swedish Kinnda. The BBC, who has been informed by Eurovision fans, reacted amazed and said they “would discuss an eventual disqualification when the song goes on to the 4 winners”. You can hear 'Lovestruck' by Kinnda here (RealAudio), the British version is available in our MediaPlayer (available on the UK 2002 page).
Also, the Lithuanian entry performed by Aisté with the title 'Grace', is almost similar to 'Love by grace' from Lara Fabian. These songs are available on AudioGalaxy. It appeared LRT diasqualified the song.
The Estonian entry 'Runaway' came in the press last days, because many say the song's chorus is almost similar to that of 'I believe I can fly', performed by R Kelly.
The Swedish internet news website hitmakarna.nu also reported about the plagiarism.