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zack singing love is blind season 4
zack singing love is blind season 4
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Zack *Finally* Addressed The Controversy About His Song To Irina On ‘LIB’

If you’re anything like me, and a hopeless romantic, you’ve been planning your proposal and wedding since you were seven years old — mainly because you got into the habit of watching Say Yes To The Dress with your Mom on Friday afternoons. Perhaps you want to be whisked away to Greece and asked the big question at sunset, or maybe you want a treasure hunt of important places in your relationship with a surprise engagement party with all your friends and family at the end. 

Regardless of what you want, I’m sure we can all agree that we want it to be thoughtful, polished, and personalized. So I’m just going to come out and say I had chills, and not the good kind, during Season 4 of Love Is Blind when Zack Goytowski started off his proposal to Irina Solomonova by saying the words “I wrote you a song.” TW: the second-hand embarrassment is a lot.


Replying to @realdancelighthousepoint fun fact he didnt write the song he stole it and switched some lyrics 😭 #loveisblind #loveisblindseason4 #loveisblindnetflix

♬ original sound – Zina

Now honestly, while it’s very clear he will not be quitting his day job to become the next hottest pop star, I have to give him credit for the whole original song idea. But, like most men, he disappointed me. Writing an entire song for someone you’ve spent minimal time with (especially when you are having cameras shoved in your face) seems too good to be true… and I hate to break it to you, but it is. 


Zack from love is blind claiming this song as his own that he wrote for Irina makes this performance arguably worse 😂 #loveisblindseason4

♬ original sound – Hien Pham 🦋

Now the only thing cringier than clearly under-preparing the love song you’re going to sing to your hopefully future fiancé, is lying that you wrote the song! Entering the chat: “Sara’s Song” by Ludo. Honestly, I thought I had seen it all, but reality TV continues to amaze me and all I can say is I hope Ludo is getting their royalties. 

Now, the internet did explode at this possible plagiarism by Goytowski, so he took to social media to confront the rumors and set the record straight. Did y’all just forget this man is a lawyer?


The scandal is false. Please don’t attack anyone for perpetuating it though. I completely understand how people made the mistake they did. Based on what they saw, it would be easy to make the assumption. I think after people watch this video they’ll realize how easy it is to completely misinterpret a moment when you don’t have the full context. It’s a big part of what I do as a criminal defense lawyer. Making sure a court or jury is looking at all of the evidence before someone’s life for liberty is taken away. Please share this video #loveisblindnetflix #loveisblind #loveisblindzack #realitytv #justiceforzack

♬ 哔哔声 – unknown

While I’m definitely not team Zack, this does seem to be a case of what the internet does best — taking things out of context to create a scandal. He does have the receipts where he showed unseen footage of him disclaiming that he didn’t actually write the song, but changed the lyrics to the song by his favorite band; So I guess I believe him.

Either way whoever was in charge of the editing was pure genius, or evil depending on how you look at it, because they had Twitter erupting. 

OK, so he passed the plagiarism check, but here’s a word of advice: If you’re going to propose to your SO, either sing a meaningful song from your relationship, or write a true original, but under absolutely no circumstance change the lyrics to an already released song. 

So, here’s to hoping we hear more about the song at the reunion on April 17. Perhaps a live rendition?

Bryanna is a Her Campus National Writer, she composes articles for the wellness section weekly covering all things health, and sex & relationships. She also occasionally dips her toes into the culture section for more timely breaking news as needed. Bryanna is a current senior at Baldwin Wallace University where she is majoring in music theatre, but much like the famous line from Hamilton "why do you write like you're running out of time" Bryanna's life would be incomplete without working on articles for Her Campus and various other online publications. She is currently working on her debut poetry book "Love Letters I Never Delivered". When not writing or on stage you can find Bryanna making a perfectly curated Spotify playlist, teeing off at the local mini golf course, or curling up with a totally predictable romance novel. To Keep up with her: @bryannacuthill or https://bryannacuthill.com 💌 🪩🥂