A Spanish singer / artist is receiving a lot of Latino heat after a clever netizen discovered that he plagiarized the song "U" from Super Junior. This news was originally posted on the HATO fan club, which is a fan club for Latin American / Spanish Super Junior fans.
“There is a music festival called Eurovision Song Contest. This is a contest of sorts where all the European (and even some Asian) countries send their best contestants with brand new songs to represent their respective countries.
It’s a great contest, believe me. I've followed this contest for the past 8 years and what I’m about to say is something that I still can't believe.
In Spain, they had an open internet poll to choose their favorite contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest. More than 455 songs were uploaded to a web page and all the people (not just Spanish people) voted for their favorites. I was voting for all the ones I liked when I found out something so disgusting, so humiliating for all of us ELF.
Click this link and then, press the play button to listen to the song.
Yeah, that’s right. It’s the instrumental version of U with lyrics from another singer. That’s not fair at all! He broke one of the most important rules: to make a full original (lyrics and music) song.
Eurovision-spain.com, the official Spanish fanbase of the Eurovision Song Contest wrote something about this after I reported the plagiarism, this is their response:
"We are disappointed about this news. Adriel's Solo Un Segundo was published around October 2008. He broke our contest rules by using the instrumental version of "U", a hit song from Korean Boyband Super Junior which was published in 2006. In response to our inquiry, Adriel admitted that he used the instrumental version of "U" because of lack of time and that he will now remake the song."