ITALY – Laura Ciriaco, one of the 24 participants in the Sanremo Giovani competition is accused for plagiarism as her song bid is similar to Jason Mraz’s “I will not give up”. included in the album Love is a Four Letter Word which did pretty well in the US and UK charts.
Also, Einar’s bid, “Centomila Volte” has the same title and the same composer with a song by Vanima. Having the same composer (Ivan Bentivoglio) raised a lot of questions and suspicions. But have in mind that in Eurovision terms if a song is by the same composer is considered as self-plagiarism which is somehow allowed.
Despite EBU been loose on the plagiarism issues (lots of examples that actually won Eurovision: Ukraine 2017, Sweden 2015 etc…) would be interesting how RAI will react.