Loreen’s Melodifestivalen entry ‘Euphoria‘ had all of Sweden dancing on February 4, 2012. Interestingly, Dunja Ilic—a Serbian singer—had all of the Balkans dancing to ‘Euforija’ one year earlier. We’re not suggesting that Loreen’s songwriters copied from Dunja’s, and we’re certainly not leveling accusations of plagiarism. But it is very interesting that, beyond a title, the songs also share a very similar chorus built around shouting “euphoria.” Great minds think alike….

You can compere the songs for yourself below. When listening to Dunja’s song, you’ll likely remember Loreen’s — particularly from the 1:00 mark!

WATCH:
http://youtu.be/lZZsESqrZkw

It’s very easy to draw connections between songs. Music is vast, but common elements inspire pop songs the world over. That frequently leads to overlap and, unfortunately, accusations of copying. Eurovision songs are no different. Here are some recent examples of songs that sounded similar, despite being written by different people.

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MIna
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MIna

Dunja is now Bosnian

leebee
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leebee

@lars OMG you are right!! i’m shocked ,,,,after listen ONE DIRECTION’ Song “STOLE MY HEART” is more similar with Loreen’song EUPHORIA ..absolutely same tune and ryhtm for several bar and chorus..who is copied firstly?? i don’t understand why plagiarism song has become the winner song at ESC 2012..i think the original song be consideration by jury for the winner song at Eurovision,,,,very unfotunate :((

Stephan
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Stephan

Stolen but tuned – i prefer Loreen’s version. But that Dunja is a good singer, never heard of her before. Better than Loreen.

Lars
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Lars

This Song doesn’t sound simmilar.

You have to hear THIS one :
One Direction – Stole my heart

Annie
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Well, I can’t detect much more then that the Title is the same. I can’t understand the turkish verse, but I can hear that the melody and the sound is not att all alike. Eh? Is this a joke? I just lost 5 minutes of my life tryin’ to compare two very different songs. Have a nice day 🙂

WoozleWuzzle
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WoozleWuzzle

First of all… the singer Dunja isn’t pointing fingers and saying anything at all! Second of all, it’s really not that bad and she is hot!

Paul
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Paul

Hi There
The reason Euphoria won was the fact that the chorus “sounds” exactly the same as”Firework” by Katy Perry.One of the Co writers of Europhia was sued in 2001 for plagiarism when Sweden’s 2001 Eurovision entry” Listen to Your Heartbeat” by Friends was deemed to have plagiarised Belgiums 1996 Eurovision entry “Liefde is een kaartspel” by Lisa del Bo ,a settlement was agreed.

Lilu
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Lilu

Absolutely not!!! it is a porno-dance-clubbing track that you will forget in 10 min after listening. Loreen’s song is deeper. the only similiarity is the word ‘euphoria’.

Blah Blah
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Blah Blah

I do not see much similarities in those two.. But listen Danmark eurovision entry Soluna Samay Should’ve known better and then song called Crazy by Seal. The melody in both chorus are very silimar.. 😛

ckk345
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ckk345

OMG OMG…put aside voice type, style, attitude betwen looren and dunja…. both songs really have similar tune sounds and chorus for several bar, it’s same when listen intro tooji’s song ‘stay’ same with yelle’s song ‘”Dans Ta Vraie Vie” check it : watch?v=0KaZQiK-RXg

Dan
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Dan

Are you fecking kidding me? There are no similarities between Loreen’s Euphoria and this piece of cheap-porn-shit. The lyrics of Euphoria has a deep meaning and almost religious compared to this crotch showing and boob jiggling crap. Y’all that said Euphoria is a plagiat from this crap are tone-fecking-deaf and blinded by the pole dance from this fugly whore.

Nirgal
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Why do you need the feel to attack some artist just to defend the other?
I agree that the songs are completely different. I agree that Dunja’s video might be too explicit for some. I don’t find any connection between these facts.

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Thezz
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Thezz

Where is the similarity? Not even like each other. Sweden song is more like ballad and this is more disco and at last porno. How can you even compare it?? Are you tone-deaf?

Pontus
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Pontus

Whis porno video musik sounds nothing like swedens euforia. get same ears. this Serbian song is not copied.

Lilly
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Lilly

Of course it is simmilar, my God, listen at 0:30 to 0:45 (!!!), it is absolutely the same rythm. amazing. they could have even changed the title.

USeurovisionfan
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USeurovisionfan

It’s totally different. They have absolutely nothing in common. WTF?

sean of king
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sean of king

” LoL” Those 2 songs aren’t even close to each other. The serbian version sounds and looks like a early cheap technosong from the 90’s. Loreen is from today and amazing.

Dennis
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You must be joking, the only similar with Looren’s and Dunja’s songs are the titles! And countless of times we’ve had songs with the title “A little bit” in Eurovision and no artists are angry about that.

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Callum
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Callum

I’m sorry, there is no comparison. Dunja is a dirty bitch with no talent whatsoever. Loreen is emphatic and captivating. She’s stunning in every way, her voice is amazing and she can sing perfectly live. Loreen’s song has emotion, Dunja’s song is filth and dirt and it beggers belief that people think there’s even a slight connection between these two songs.

Pornogrophy in this format is disgusting, what if young children see this?
Loreen shows emotion, and quite frankly i’d get more of a buzz watching a fish in water than Dunja’s awful video and terrible singing with masses of autotune.

LOREEN<3

Deban Aderemi
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No similarities whatsoever! They couldn’t be more different. Dunja is pornography, Loreen is art.

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Mumu
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Mumu

Are you stupid? No similiraties whatsoever, except of the title.

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Broliukas
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Broliukas

Comedy. Absolutely different songs.

Paul
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Paul

Dunja is hoooot ! Dunja`s Euphoria is better

sarah
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sarah

I see no similarity what so ever… and personally I prefer Loreen, she’s an amazing singer and her song’s better.

QARABAQ AZE
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yes Armenians are always steal our music and national instruments example sari gelin is national azerbaijan music, duduk is national azerbaijan instrument is balaban, and s?n gelmez oldun is the composer song by Alekber Taqiyev and they are terrorist they are occupies our land karabakh, they are kill our people in khojaly with terrible .
i think such people must kill our world. they are very bad people
Allah curse you armenians

george
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I see no similarity…

Villainous
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Villainous

Never mind the song, she’s stolen Eric Saade’s box and Grace Jones’s album cover pose!

SreckoNiksicMne
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SreckoNiksicMne

Dunja’s song is better. It has a better music, and lyrics too 😀 I am a big fan of her, she has some really good stuff. Her videos are amazing, and by the way, she wrote all the lyrics for her songs.
Greets from Montenegro 🙂

Laimis
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Laimis

This serbian’s girl song is peace of shit, it doesn’t sound similar at all, stupid people just want bad things for Loreen’s song. Grow up for your goodness

Justin
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Justin

Dunja is the goddess with enormous sex appeal!

Gio
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Gio

HM. Ok, people, chorus built is very similar. but song is not plagiat!
BTW, DUNJA IS TOOO HOT TO HANDLE!

apan100
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apan100

haha are people deaf or something, does not sound similar at all LOL!!
they say euphoria a few times, so what, it is just like saying songs that repeat I love you are the same hahaha, this is not as similar as the bulgarian song who has copied “Inna- Hot” there we have more similarities in beat! haha

Jamaraqueer
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Jamaraqueer

How many dance songs repeat the word “euphoria” repeatedly in the chorus? I can think of two. Hmmm……

Stacey Q.
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Stacey Q.

WOW!!!!! They really do sound similar. I wonder if the Serbian girl is angry?

Marco
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Marco

ARE YOU PEOPLE DEAF?? It is obvious that Loreen’s people have COPIED or, to put it more politely, “borrowed heavily” from this Serbian girl.

maria
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maria

Ehm..no,not at all.

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