Organisers of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing have been accused of copying Frozen’s hit track Let It Go for one of their official songs.
The release of the song, titled The Snow And Ice Dance, is causing controversy in China and around the world.
The twinkly opening bars of the song will sound very familiar to the millions of people who have watched the Disney movie.
The tempo and mood of the Chinese song can definitely be compared to that of Idina Menzel’s Oscar-winning song.
Let It Go has been one of the biggest ear-worms of the past year or so after the film became Disney’s most successful ever.
So while it is not known if the similarity was a deliberate decision, it has certainly annoyed some people.
One user wrote on the video’s YouTube page: “Let it fake, let it fake. The copyright never bothered me anyway………”
Another person wrote: “Nice rip off, do you Chinese have ANY originality at all? Or do you just copy everything everyone else makes/produces and do it much cheaper?”
The Snow And Ice Dance is one of 10 official songs for the games, which were awarded to Beijing on Friday.
There have been some concerns about the decision, considering the city is not known for its heavy snowfall.
Perhaps Princess Elsa will be able to help out with that …