For Juliana Pasha, it was third time lucky. On December 28, the 29-year old won the right to represent Albania at Eurovision 2010. That follows her third-place finish in 2008, and her second-place finish last year behind Kejsi Tola (the girl in the tutu on the wind machine). She’ll be singing Nuk mundem pa ty. For those of you who don’t speak Albanian, that means “I can’t without you.”
As sweet as that sounds, bloggers and YouTubers have a hunch that “you” refers to Britney Spears: i.e., “I couldn’t have written this song without you, gurl!” The upbeat rhythm and melody of Pasha’s Nuk mundem pa ty sound strikingly similar to Brit’s Womanizer. Oh hell naw!
The first video below compares the two songs. The second video shows Juliana in all her glory at the Albanian final. Who could have guessed that a dance song would require a full orchestra? Anyway, check them out and let Wiwi know what you think. And be sure to check out other examples of Eurovision artists potentially borrowing from or building on other artists here:
Sakis Rouvas vs. Catalin Josan
Inga and Anush vs. Tofiq Quliyev
Juliana Pasha vs. Britney Spears
Juliana Pasha at Albania’s National Selection Contest
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