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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:13

Malta: Anton Attard Replies to Plagiarism Claims

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During the course of the weekend, the Public Broadcasting Services organised the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, won by Firelight and their entry Coming Home, written by frontman, Richard Micallef (a.k.a Edwards). Many had instantly denoted a similar sounding sound to tracks such as I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons as well as Let Me Go sung by Gary Barlow, the latter of which was released following the submission process initiated by the Public Broadcasting Services back in 2013.

Anton Attard, Head of Delegation and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broadcasting Services spoke to the Malta Independent with regards to the similarities, stating that the genre is indeed very close to one another but then insisted that the songs are different. He went onto point out that 'people will always make claims of the sort. More often than not, the people behind these claims have a personal interest.' In the past weekends' Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Firelight won after receving the majority of the support from the professional judges, missing out on the public vote, finishing behind Jessika (8th overall), Daniel Testa (3rd overall) and DeBee (2nd overall). Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: The Malta Independent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqP65vGsmk0

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:36