There is very little left for Duncan Laurence, winner of Eurovision 2019, hand over the baton to the representative who takes the victory in Rotterdam on May 22. This year, in which the chances of winning are quite distributed, crystal mic is likely to end up in Malta, Switzerland or France. Of course, a good ‘platoon’ of participants can surprise in the Netherlands.
Among them is one of the songs that is having the most success among Spanish ‘eurofans’. It’s about ‘The Devil’ by Elena Tsagrinou, the Cyprus theme. Since its launch last February, it has not been a controversial candidacy. A large number of fans of the contest accused the 26-year-old girl of having plagiarized ‘hits’ of international pop divas, such as Lady Gaga or Zara Larsson.
‘The devil’, the song of Cyprus in Eurovision 2021. (Youtube)
Duncan added to this opinion a few days ago in an interview for the French music portal ‘Pure Break Charts’, leaving a small ‘stick’, laughing, for the Cypriot flag bearer. Asked who his three main candidates for victory were, the Dutch artist explained that he had hardly heard songs from Eurovision 2021, although he highlighted those from Bulgaria, Swiss Y France.
“However, there is one thing I would like to say. I have realized that there is an artist who looks too much like Zara Larsson and that is not possible. I do not like it at all when she copies others. It is disappointing. So! she’s the only one who shouldn’t win “, Laurence stated flatly, although the medium specifies in the same publication that the singer hints at a joking tone during the talk.
These statements did not take long to spread like wildfire on social networks, to the point that the last Eurovision winner had to write a message clarifying his words, along with his slogan ‘Music first’: “Hi guys. I love ‘The Devil’. I’m sorry if something different was said, written or read. Elena is going to ‘nail’ it on that stage, it’s incredible”.
Hey guys. I love El Diablo. I am very sorry if anything was said written or read differently. Elena is gonna kill it on that stage she’s amazing. Spread love guys. #musicfirst
— Duncan Laurence (@dunclaurence) May 13, 2021