Bild: Eurovision Winner Song is Plagiarism

Society | May 16, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 3

The Serbian song "Prayer" that won this year's Eurovision finals is plagiarism, taken from an Albanian folk song, the Bild newspaper claims.

The original Albanian song is called "Ndaria", popularised by Sony Malay's version.

The Kosova press and the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet also put on their pages claims that the song is plagiarism. There is still no comment form the Eurovision team and by the Serbian state TV channel.

The "Prayer" song by Maria Sherifovich won the first place thanks to the votes from the many Serbian communities outside the country.

At this year's Eurovision Bulgaria made it to the fifth place at the finals with Elitsa and Stundzhi's song "Water".
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atakaidioten - 17 May 2007 // 08:07:08

"Bild" is the worst german tabloid, only to compare to the english ones like "the sun", "daily mirror". But, good for Germany, it's the only paper of this kind (just some minor ones, distributed regionally).

They gathered the information about the plagiat from some Eastern countries papers, such as Albania.

But this will be no big thing, no one around can even whistle the refrain of the super-winning-title.

Bill - 16 May 2007 // 15:11:00

When I first came to Germany, I used to read "Bild". One of our German lawyers asked me why I read Germany's worst tabloid. I told him, "It's the only German newspaper written in low enough level German for me to understand".

I soon improved my German, and I haven't read "Bild" since. It's noted for rushing into print with scandal news and then saying or doing nothing about it.

It has no reputation for accuracy whatever.

secujski - 16 May 2007 // 10:30:38

Whoever buys a copy of Bild will surely waste their money. There will, of course, never be a lawsuit because the two songs have absolutely nothing in common (except the key), but I wish that tabloids such as Bild had legal obligation to publish an apology after their allegation is definitely proven false.

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