In recent days fans of Analog by Nature—a Minnesota-based music group—have suggested that Cezar Ouatu stole the dubstep elements of the group’s track “C’mon” for his Eurovision entry “It’s My Life”. However, the group, which had never heard Cezar’s song until yesterday, have now confirmed that he did NOT steal anything. Here’s what they wrote on their official YouTube channel in response to the allegation from a user named Jon:

hi Jon. just to be fair we had actually not heard this song by Cezar before today, but now after hearing the breakdown on “it’s my life” its aparant that Cezar is a user of Vengeance Audio. don’t know what that is? they sell samples. and in this case Cezar used the exact same sample as we did to create “c’mon”. Great catch though, good ear. so just to clarify… not stolen….[sic]

Artists regularly use services like Vengeance Sounds (we think he meant to refer to this company) for backing.

You can listen to both of the tracks below. It takes a bit of time, but you’ll hear the common denominator if you stick with it! For more serious allegations of Eurovision plagiarism, click here.

Thank you to wiwibloggs reader John B. for sending us the tip!

 

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This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am really
impressed to read all at single place.

LOLA
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LOLA

Of course is not plagiarism!!!

analogbynature
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Oops! Correction, We are actually based out of Manitoba, Canada. Thanks for posting both videos for comparison. We want to address the fact that we didn’t imply or suggest that Cezar used our track, or a sample that we’ve created (note that we didn’t create this one sample in question in our first EP). Please not that we did NOT create the original sample. Our quote above, in reply to the original comment sums up our take on this situation. Aside from that, he’s a good performer, it’s within it’s own song, and the guy is only performing to what… Read more »

Toma
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“Stealing” the title “It’s My Life” by my favorite band Bon Jovi, and completely ruining the song is enough pilgarism to me.

Bogdan Honciuc
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Interesting indeed. I haven’t heard of this until now.

Carrie D
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Carrie D

that’s interesting. makes me wonder how many of the other eurovision plagiarism scandals over the years are just a result of similar “samples” being purchased. though i still think dina’s songwriter did more than sample a sample!