Denmark – Yesterday the band “A Friend in London” won the Danks Melodi Grand Prix with the song “New Tomorrow”. Since then the song has stirred some debates. The readers of the site pj.dk, claim that the song that will represent Denmark in Germany is a case of plagiarism of the song “Sing for me”, an entry of Andreas Johnson at Melodifestivalen 2006. As always, the question causes controversy. We have to remember that one can not accuse a song of being plagiarism if it just resembles another song. Plagiarism is not a sentiment of “Déjà vu” and there are clear rules to determine whether something is plagiarism or not. First a complaint by the other song’s authors has to be filed. Then the song will be analysed. For a song to be plagiarism it has to have a sequence of 8 notes that are exactly identical with the other song. “A Friend In London” has not reacted to these accusations yet. They told esctoday, that they are thinking about modifications of the song tough.
Here you can listen to the two songs in a mix: