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Disney, Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato are being sued by a Chilean musician

He won’t ~let this go~.

By Jessica Chandra

When you think of the Disney movie Frozen, it’s hard not to start belting out “Let It Go,” or at least get the song stuck in your head.

“Let It Go” was Princess Elsa’s anthem when she realised she could spend her days in an isolated frozen castle, so that she didn’t put her sister and the people in her kingdom at risk because of her strong powers.

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It was sung to perfection by Idina Menzel in the film, and then Demi Lovato covered it for the more radio-friendly pop version. Now, both actresses — and Disney — are in a spot of trouble, as a Chilean musician named Jaime Ciero has filed a lawsuit including them that claims “Let It Go” is a rip-off of his 2008 song “Volar.”

Jaime confirmed to Digital Spy that he’s suing because he thinks there are clear similarities in the note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics and more.

What he would like is a share of the movie’s profits, and if he’s successful he could get a pretty good pay cheque, since Frozen made almost $1.3 billion at the box office, and is one of the highest grossing movies of all time.

Take a listen to both songs and decide for yourself:

"Let It Go"

"Volar"

A sequel to Frozen, aptly titled Frozen 2, will be released in November 2019.

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