DINA GARIPOVAMoments ago the Russian national broadcaster revealed the song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and already the oikotimes.com can say the Russian entry is a clear plagiarism with a song uploaded on YouTube in 2007. The song which is penned by Swedish composers and Russian musician is clear not unique and breach the EBU rules.



  1. Well it seems that the song has been officially presented now, and that – in fact – it was removed earlier because it wasn’t officially presented yet. Once again, no basis to this story except trolling the ESC community for hits.

  2. And one other thing: if you really want to know how a nice opinionated website about Eurovision looks like, I suggest you have a look at WiwiBloggs. They know how to make a difference between speculation, objective facts and opinion columns. And they’re probably twice as passionate, edgy and sharp than you will ever be. Not to mention the fact that their team actually can write in English. So take a leaf out off their books and then reconsider the way you’re trying to give information about Eurovision.

  3. I don’t know why I waste my time checking this website for Eurovision updates. You guys from Oikotimes are just pathetic. Pathetic. You call yourselves an “independent, passionate” website and are nothing but a bunch of amateurs and scandal-seekers who cannot even make the effort to write in correct English. You have no authority to declare that anything is a “clear copy” of anything, that claim corresponds to the authors of the song at stake and ultimately to the EBU. I’m seriously tired of it. Not to mention the disrespectful and childish way (hahahaha T_T sick) you address people who are critical with your lack of accuracy and quality. You will now probably get back to me and ask why I keep visiting you; well, I’ll tell you already, unlike you, I like to verify information and contrast with different sources, even those which are clearly labelled within the Eurovision community as crap and not to be trusted, such as Oikotimes. Once again, pathetic.

  4. It was removed because it was released prematurely. It’s supposed to be presented later today. I’m confused as to where the official word is from Channel One or the EBU are to back up your claims?

  5. Sergy I didn’t dislike your comment I only replied: this is the way we make our stories for 12 years now. This is the way we want oikotimes. If this makes some people not respecting us it’s their own problem. I have a website which speak the true feelings when we have a story. I am not going to make the site un-opinionated. Russian song has a big time trouble and those who think otherwise are definitely having problem accepting it. I respect your comment but I have to disagree. after all I think I have the right to have my own webspace and express the way I want. after all JUST this article happens to have at the moment more than a million visits so I rest my case here!

  6. It is Sergy, not Sergey. If you want people respect you, learn to respect others. I saw you didn’t take my comment as an objective and constructive critic. At the end, you only have to read all the comments, a huge majority of people thinks like me, but I have discovered me and that huge majority are wrong. Sorry to make you lose your time dear friend.

  7. How do you expect people participates in your websites if when they do it you call them “deaf”? Respect. Not me, not you, have the responsibility to say if it s a copy or not.

    For you all the songs are mediocre, boring, copies or plagiarism (except the greek song, of course, don’t know why..)… And when you repeat the same bullshit to all the songs without objective reasons, in the moment you are right, none believes you, because people is fed up reading you repeating everytime the same: “copy”, “plagiarism”, “scandal”, “boring”, “mediocre”, etc… You are losing credibility every minute with these news..

    Why don’t you just inform and let EBU says if it is a plagiarism or not? Or are you the EBU and nobody knows it? (till it is proved they copied, but it is the EBU who must say it, not you)

    Behind of all songs, no matter if you like or not, there are a lot of people working hard, and they deserve a respect, not that kind of offensive adjectives.

    If I still read this web it is because “sometimes”, it is the first to inform and “sometimes”, but not too much, the information is objective.

    I used to read this web everyday, now it is really boring because you can imagine what you will say when a song is chosen or presented.

    I hope you accept the comment and don’t take it in a personal way, because it is not my intention.

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