Måns Zelmerlöw

Did Måns Zelmerlöw Borrow from David Guetta?

Måns Zelmerlöw
Måns Zelmerlöw

Måns Zelmerlöw will defend Sweden in Vienna come May. Upon Måns’ performance, comments about the similarities with David Guetta’s hit ‘Lovers on the Sun’ became a discussion in social media. Add that Måns’ voice is quite similar to Sam Martin who is featured on the Guetta track.

Måns Zelmerlöw rose to fame as he was one of the finalists in Sweden’s Idol in 2005. This is the third time he competes in Melodifestivalen. ‘Cara Mia’ (2007) finished third, while ‘Hope and Glory’ came fourth in 2009. In addition, he led the contest in 2010 adding other presenter duties in Sommarkrysset, Allsång på Skansen and Lilla Melodifestivalen.


Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes

‘Lovers on the Sun’ was issued in June 2014. It is included on his latest studio album “Listen,” and features the US singer/songwriter Sam Martin. He also sings on ‘Dangerous,’ and has added vocals on songs with Sultan + Ned Shepard and Dirty South.


My opinion is that Måns Zelmerlöw managed to create a truly contemporary EDM hit, style-wise very close to Avicii, Alesso, Swedish House Mafia and Sebastian Ingrosso. While, I don’t expect Avicii to ever compete in Melodifestivalen this could crossover as a pan-European (even global?) EDM hit!


David Guetta featuring Sam Martin – Lovers on the Sun


Måns Zelmerlöw’s track moved 16-2 in its second week on the official Swedish singles chart, ahead of his victory. 3.2 million viewers saw the Melodifestivalen final this Saturday.

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10 reaktioner till “Did Måns Zelmerlöw Borrow from David Guetta?”

  1. As if it matters. 90% of Eurovision songs are copied and remind me of other songs. And other songs are copies of other songs. Fuck it. The song is awesome, get over it.As for lovers on the sun, it’s the same style, totally different pitch, lyrics etc. So, what is your point?

  2. ’Heroes’ really is derivative, half-arsed rubbish, cute little man in pointy hat or no. I’ve heard it many a time and the only thing that ever comes to mind when I try to recall how it goes is the far superior ’Lovers On The Sun’.

  3. La mayoría de las canciones de Eurovision son un peñazo, se parecen mucho a le otros u años anteriores … Es imposible no recordar a otras ,
    En este caso la canción ”de guetta”, es un mix de mucha gente , incluso tiene toques de M.Jackson .
    Si se parecen algo . La de Mean Zelmerlow es mucho mucho mejor .
    E imposible poder demostrar el plagio , hay notas diferentes y acordes en sucesión que no son iguales …
    Guetta hace todo con máquinas y el cortar y pegar . Y con su taller de músicos mercenarios muy bien pagados …
    Me alegro que ganase esta canción CON MENSAJE.

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