Cyprus Eurovision 2021 song: Elena Tsagrinou accused of copying Lady Gaga with entry
Eurovision: Elena Tsagrinou performs El Diablo
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Athenian singer Elena Tsagrinou is representing Cyprus at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and will be first to take to the stage with single El Diablo. Those tuning into the first semi-final earlier this week loved Elena’s entry and Cyprus was voted through to the Grand Finale. However many fans have claimed El Diablo sounds too much like a Lady Gaga song.
After Elena’s high-energy performance, many rushed to Twitter to comment on the similarities between El Diablo and Bad Romance.
One fan posted: “#Eurvision #Eurovision2021 Cyprus, love the song. But Lady Gaga called and wants Bad Romance back.”
Another added: “Nikki call Gaga… Cyprus stole her music #Eurovision.”
“Ok Cyprus we see you and we LOVE the Lady Gaga vibes #Eurovision,” a third tweeted.
Someone else continued: “Am I the only one hearing Lady Gaga Bad Romance during Cyprus’ Eurovision song? #Eurovisiongr #Eurovision.”
“Sorry, we are trying to stream Eurovision live for the first time is that Lady Gaga representing Cyprus?” a fifth asked.
Another posted: “Ah yes here’s Lady Gaga, I mean Cyprus. It’s Bad Romance Diablo. How has this not resulted in some sort of copyright claim is beyond me #Eurovision.”
Singer Elena is one of the most recognisable pop stars across Greece and Cyprus having shot to fame on Greece Got Talent.
She went on to join the band OtherView as their lead singer as they released their first track What You Want in 2014.
However, after half a decade with the band Elena decided to spread her wings and began a solo career.
She released her first single Pame Ap’ Tin Arhi (Let’s Go From The Start) written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Nikos Moraitis.
Speaking ahead of the Eurovision Grand Finale, Elena revealed a fans weird gift: “Underwear with lyrics to one of my songs.”
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Ahead of the Grand Finale, Cyprus’ odds of winning have been chalked at 50/1 by Ladbrokes.
Italy is the current frontrunner to win with odds of 9/4 while France is just behind with 3/1.
Former favourites Malta have been dealt a devastating blow as they have been pushed down to odds of 6/1.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “The latest odds suggest it’ll be a three-horse race between Italy, France and Malta for this year’s Eurovision crown, while James Newman will do well to finish in anything but last place as far as punters are concerned.”
Unfortunately for the UK’s entry James Newman it looks as though they could score nil points once more.
Meanwhile Spain, Netherlands, Israel, Germany and Belgium all have odds of 200/1 to win.
There’s not long to go until the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is revealed.
Eurovision Song Contest airs Saturday on BBC One at 8pm.
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