Saying it was the best outcome for everyone, Russia’s Eurovision act today took the chorus and large swathes of the bridge from the Ukrainian entrant’s song, and incorporated it into their own performance.
The shock move came after the two countries successfully made it through the final of the famous singing contest.
“The chorus was always ours,” a spokesperson for the Russian team said. “The bridge was more a strategic move”. There are now fears for the first and second verses.