She’s the Danish-Australian songstress who placed 20th at Eurovision 2017. But now Anja Nissen is troubled by some online drama. She’s discovered an account on Instagram who has uploaded Anja’s songs, pretending they are the work of another singer. And Anja isn’t the only victim.
Anja alerted her fans to the issue via an Instagram post. She wrote, “HELP ME! This girl has stolen all my music renaming them but it is still me singing and my songs…. and now she is going on tour??!! She needs to be stopped! Please report her! @porcheadams”
The post — since removed — was accompanied by a screenshot of an Instagram user by the name of Porche Adams.
Anja also shared a screenshot on her Instagram story.
The Porche Adams Instagram account has been around since July 2015. For the first six months, it was exclusively dedicated to modelling photos. But in January 2016, the Porche Adams account excitedly announced, “I have been signed to a record company! My new single Memories which I wrote, produced and sung is NOW available for listen”
Except that the song in question was actually “Pride” by The Voice UK winner Leanne Mitchell.
From then on, the Porche Adams account frequently uploaded recordings from popular Scandi and talent show artists, attempting to pass them off as original creative works.
The recordings would always be given a different title, but the song identification app Shazam has no trouble matching the short Instagram clips with their original artists.
Molly Sandén was a particular favourite. Her “Green Light” was also part of Porche’s collection, Molly’s “Mirage” turned into “Broken Heart”, and “Like No One’s Watching” became “Imperfections”. The Porche Adams account even claimed Molly’s live performance of “Youniverse” was the Porche song “There’s Only You”.
But who is behind the Porche Adams Instagram account? The account contains dozens of pics of a glamorous, voluptuous model. But it turns out these are also stolen.
The woman in the photos is the Brazilian model and actress Suelyn Medeiros, who is perhaps best known for the Booty Poppin Ultimate Workout. And as far as we can tell, she has no connection with the Porche Adams account.
Whoever is behind the Porche Adams accounts — male or female — they are keeping quiet.
Many of the Porche Adams Instagram fans seem oblivious to her shady background — if indeed they are real fans and not bots. They leave supportive comments, such as “I’m legit squealing RN!! NEW PORCHE MUSIC!! Glad I can be supporting your success!!! YASSS QUEEN!! SLAY.”
However, in recent days the tables have started to turn. More fans have clocked to the deception and the Porche Adams Instagram account has been found out by Anja’s loyal posse.
One Anja fan warned, “ANJA’s FANS WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS. YOU WILL GO DOWN. ANJAS FANS AND THE EUROVISION WORLD WILL BRING YOU DOWN, there is millions of us.”
This bizarre situation is reminiscent of the “Lucia Cole” saga from 2015. Buzzfeed reported on the strange case of a pop singer named Lucia Cole. She had built up a substantial internet presence, but suspicious fans discovered that the music of “Lucia” was just old Jessica Simpson songs given different titles. “Lucia” had also used photos of an American model to build her profile.
Lucia Cole was found out in July 2015. The Porche Adams account was created that same month.
Update (8:47 am)
The Porche Adams Instagram account is now no longer accessible. Anja Nissen has a posse!