Germany: the quest for glory

Over the past week, German contestant Cascada has been accused of plaigarising last year’s winning track, Euphoria, by Loreen. The allegations came soon after Cascada’s internal selection and song choice were announced, when German broadcasting station NDR commissioned a musical audit claiming that the two songs were “absolutely identical”.

“The chorus uses the same accentuation, the ending peaks with the same combinations. The singers even use the same breathing methods,” claimed phoenetics expert, Tina John in the German tabloid newspaper Bild.

All entries into the Eurovision must be original songs, but while there are certain similarities between the two Eurotrash anthems, Glorious was cleared yesterday and no official ESC investigation was deemed necessary.