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YAKTAK may be disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024? Plagiarism found in LaLaLa song, singer reacted

YAKTAK may be disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

Yaroslav Karpjuk (YAKTAK), a Ukrainian singer who became wildly popular in 2023, was accused of plagiarism. His song "LaLaLa," written specifically for Eurovision 2024, is considered unoriginal, but the singer commented on the situation after the news broke. Despite the accusations, the track is gaining momentum, as its video has been ranked #2 among YouTube trends for 7 days.

Ukrainian YouTube blogger and music critic Vanya Russell claims that while preparing a new video, he discovered plagiarism of YAKTAK 's song "LaLaLa" from Many's "Varto", which he described in the video. The song "Varto" was released back on October 30, 2022, and now it has suddenly disappeared from streaming platforms.

Before filming the video, Vanya decided to ask Oksana Skybinska, the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Eurovision Song Contest, whether the song "LaLaLa" violated the rules of the National Selection. The public broadcaster seemed to be unaware of the alleged plagiarism, and so it spent several days "looking into the situation" but did not comment.

Anidentical situation happened to the singer. A blogger asked Yaroslav about this interesting coincidence, asking three questions: "Why did it happen that your sample was used in Many's song "Varto?", "Was your team involved in the process of removing Many's song from streaming platforms?", "On what terms did the singer agree to remove the track from everywhere?"

Since Ivan never received a response, he decided to take extreme measures and wrote to the singer Many herself. However, she said that she was removing her song from all platforms, and "sent" him to contact other people for comments, and sent a link to the Instagram page of the person who was involved in the production.

Naturally, the blogger asked the creator about the rights to the song, but received no response. At the time of the YouTube video's publication, the track was still available on TikTok, but an hour later, it disappeared from the social network as well.

Only after the information about the alleged plagiarism was made public online did the singer finally respond and write an explanation to Vanya Russell, which he published on Telegram.

"All world musicians, including Eurovision contestants, use such platforms as: Splice, Loopcloud, Sounds and others. These are portals with samples that are available to everyone and have been there for years. Many artists use them in their songs, but their songs do not lose their uniqueness due to the use of already available samples," Yaroslav wrote.

YAKTAK may be disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024? Plagiarism found in LaLaLa song, singer reacted

In particular, he also commented on the removal of the track by "Many": "The beat with these samples was also used by the singer Many before, as the beat was leased on one of the resources. But according to the terms of the exclusive rights to all samples from this beat, everyone who leased it must remove their songs using this beat from all platforms. Therefore, the singer "Many" also removed the song using this bit."

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