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The video that proves Dami Im was robbed of the Eurovision crown.

Eurovision has long held a place in Australian hearts. So much so, that we somehow forced the EU to allow us to take part in their once continent-exclusive competition.

Former X-Factor winner, Dami Im, represented Australia in our second bid for Eurovision gold with her song ‘Sound of Silence’, but came just behind Ukraine in second place.

Dami Im. Image via Getty.

Now, a week later, a video has surfaced of Ukraine's winner, Jamala singing her winning song '1944' in public years before the competition.

A statement released on the official Eurovision Facebook page said, "Eurovision rules (1.2.1a) state entries must not have been commercially released before September 1 of the previous year -  a rule designed to ensure new compositions are competing on a level playing field."

The surfaced video was reportedly taken in 2013, which means the song is at least three years old, making Ukraine's entry in Eurovision 'illegal'.

Even though the authenticity of the video was confirmed by Ukraine's Eurovision reps, Eurovision organisers have decided to overlook the mishap.

Ukraine's Jamala. Image via Getty.
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“The video of a small concert had only been viewed by a few hundred people before it was discovered in the past few days,” Eurovision organisers said.

“The EBU, based on previous decisions in the Reference Group, therefore has concluded that the published video did not give Jamala’s song any unfair advantage in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and the song was eligible to compete.”

Image via Getty.

Fans weren't happy with Eurovision's reply, with some Facebook users sharing their outrage on the official Eurovision Facebook page.

"Big shame for the Eurovision!!! [sic] There are rules which have to be observed by all participants! It turns out that the Eurovision doesn't respect opinion of the audience! Big shame! This Eurovision became for me the last...," one user, Nikita Jangus said.

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