After cocaina-gate assembled ad hoc by the French press and disassembled piece by piece by the organizers of theEurovision Song Contest 2021, there are those who continue to try to throw mud on Maneskin. The Italian rock band conquered the popular jury in a clear and unquestionable way with its “Zitti e buona”, which had already triumphed at the Sanremo Festival. But now the suspicions of plagiarism: and let alone if they could ever be missing …
Given that they leave the time they find, the Belgian media are talking about it a lot: according to them, the Maneskin song would remember in an ‘excessive’ way the song ‘You want it, youe got it’ recorded in 1994 by the Dutch group ’The Vendettas’. “The question is whether this is plagiarism,” Joris Lissens, member of that band, told Dutch broadcaster RTL. Obviously also in France the accusations of plagiarism have immediately been raised, a sign that the ‘bottom’ is still burning for the second place of the transalpine singer.
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“These young people were not yet born at the time of our group – said Lissens – but as the Maneskin themselves said, rock and roll never dies”. Meanwhile, the Italian rock band has separated from its historic manager Marta Donà, who followed them from Factor to the Eurovision Song Contest. “We spent four unforgettable years full of dreams to fulfill and projects to fulfill. I have brought you here. From now on you have decided to continue without me. My heart is broken but I wish you the best in life guys, ”wrote the manager.