Videos have surfaced on YouTube that suggest Slovakia’s entry Horehronie may have been inspired by the melody of a popular Albanian pop song. The opening of Shpat Kasapi’s Valle Kosovare and Kristina’s Horehronie are strikingly similar. What do you guys think? Is it just a coincidence? Or has Slovakia gone too far in drawing inspiration?
It’s not the first time Eurovision artists have faced claims that they borrowed tunes from other artists. Last year, Armenia’s Inga & Anush came under attack from Armenians, and Greece’s Sakis Rouvas was accused of ripping off Catalin Josan, a competitor in the Romanian Eurovision final.
Shpat Kasapi’s Valle Kosovare: