The claws keep coming out at Eurovision 2011. First Jedward told a tabloid that Blue abandoned their fans. Now Russian contestant Alexey Vorobyov (a.k.a. Alex Sparrow) says that Sweden’s Eric Saade is ripping off his dance moves—and his glass cage. Meow!
“Tvoy Den”—a Russian tabloid—reported the allegations last week, pointing out that a number of Eric’s dance sequences resemble Alexey’s. “It is simply outrageous!” Vorobyov told the paper. “I would not pay attention to it if it was repeated just once. Can’t the Swedish participant hire himself a choreographer, who will be able to stage his own dance?”
Then “MK,” another Russian newspaper, suggested that Eric stole his idea of breaking a glass cage on stage from Alexey’s2007 performance of “Seychas ili nikogda” at the MTV Russian Music Awards in 2007. (As you may recall from Wiwi’s exclusive interview with Eric, the glass cage might not make it to Eurovision anyway).
What do you guys think? Is this just a series of coincidences? Are the Russian tabloids making a story out of nothing? Does Eric owe Alex an apology? Let Wiwi know what y’all think!
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Oh please, the moves are similar, but they are also similar to a million other songs out there. No one’s invented the wheel here. Get a grip!
Kei is absolutely right, that step is also Michael Jackson, if that had been plagiarized, it would have also alexei plagiarized,the use of the glass box was not invented by him, Russia does not play dirty, is Alexei,Russia can win without having to do this,
> Eric has said that the Russians are playing ‘dirty games’ this year, and I completely agree.
What a bullshit!!! Eric is just a puppet and kiddy, he says, what his managers said! See the facts and read not only tabloids for teenies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiuJ5b4x6Xo&feature=player_embedded
Aleksej selber sagt doch niks, das macht nur gelbe presse ,die wollen auch geld ferdinen.
Ericc moves are different about alexey… and I agree with Kai… very different.. And I wish that Eric win this year… vote with him europe…. 12…
What?!? The dance moves of Eric and Alexey are hardly even the same! The use of the glass cage is completely different! Eric has said that the Russians are playing ‘dirty games’ this year, and I completely agree. Just because there are a few minor similarities doesn’t mean they’re stolen! For example, the last example on the video, the move is different, the only similarity is they’re both on tiptoes. Who does Alexey think he is to make such allegations?!?