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Rybak wins Russian showbiz “plagiarism” prize. “It just helps to confirm his enormous popularity,” says agent. On Monday, Aleksander Rybak was awarded this year’s “Serebrennij Dozhd” (Silver Rain) Russian radio station's showbiz prize. But all that glitters is not gold. According to NRK, MTV Russia’s reporter said the prestigious award used to be the most shameful one 15 years ago.

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Rybak wins Russian showbiz “plagiarism” prize

Published on Thursday, 3rd June, 2010 at 12:53 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd June 2010 at 21:27.

“It just helps to confirm his enormous popularity,” says agent.

Aleksander Rybak in Skien (Illus. photo)
Aleksander Rybak in Skien (Illus. photo)
Photo: Ernst Vikne/Flickr


On Monday, Aleksander Rybak was awarded this year’s “Serebrennij Dozhd” (Silver Rain) Russian radio station's showbiz prize.

But all that glitters is not gold. According to NRK, MTV Russia’s reporter said the prestigious award used to be the most shameful one 15 years ago.

The 12cm high silver gumboot trophy weighs a kilo, and is awarded to the most dubious showbiz accomplishment for the past year.

Aerosmith was also amongst the other contenders with their song “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, but it was Rybak who won the prize for his performance of the song “Ja ne veru v chudesa” (“Я не веру в чудеса”/“I Don’t Believe in Miracles”) in the “plagiarism of the year” category.

Silver Rain mixed the two songs together (video below), and it sounds as though last year’s fiddle-playing Eurovision Song Contest winner has been doing a different type of musical fiddling.

Meanwhile, Rybak’s Russian agent, Jelena Shereptsova at Universal Music Russia, tells NRK she isn’t worried.

“If anyone’s going to be accused of plagiarism it should be the songwriter, not the singer. It’s by no means negative for Rybak either. It just helps to confirm his enormous popularity here in Russia,” she says.


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Published on Thursday, 3rd June, 2010 at 12:53 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd June 2010 at 21:27.

This post has the following tags: eurovision, song, contest, aleksander, rybak, aerosmith, russia, tv, radio, showbiz, prize.





  
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