Did The Winter Olympics Totally Rip Off Frozen?

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It's a good thing there are more than six years to go before the Winter Olympics hit Beijing. Organizers might need all the time they can get to come up with a new song.

According to The New York Times, one of the Games' 10 official songs is under fire for sounding very similar to "Let It Go" from Frozen. By "similar," we mean that "The Snow and Ice Dance" sounds pretty much like Elsa's been dubbed in Chinese. Judging by the complaints on the song's YouTube page, people have noticed.

For comparison, listen to the original, Oscar-winning tune, as sung by Idina Menzel.

And here's "The Snow and Ice Dance."

So, yeah, they're nearly identical. A spokeswoman for the Beijing Games' organizing committee didn't respond to the Times' questions, but it's unlikely Disney will let this stand. On the other hand, this song has been out for a couple of months now and nothing's been done. Copyrights never bothered them anyway?

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