The song that represented Ukraine at Turkvizyon last weekend, is a copy of a song of the same name sing by Afrize Kassara. The link was brought to our attention by a reader, who posted a youtube link in the comments section of one of our articles. The song that went to Turkvizyon while being 2 minutes shorter than Afize’s entry has the same lyrics and composition.
It is clear that the song that Fazile Ibraimova sang at Turkvizyon is a revamped version of the song, however the song is not original. You can make the comparison below between the original and the Turkvizyon entry:
Original Song – Afrize Kassara – Elmalim:
Ukraine – Fazile Ibraimova – Elmalim:
This is the first time that we have come across an entry having been performed by a different artist before the contest. However a number of songs in this years contest including those from Iraq and Belarus were performed a number of years before the contest took place.