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.

Kristina’s Horehronie:

Shpat Kasapi’s Valle Kosovare:

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Peter
Peter
9 years ago

Just minimum amount of tones are simmilar. Therefore it can’t be stolen.. jus

eniotanaka
eniotanaka
10 years ago

it could be the same entry but anyway it’s very beautiful song as music mission is to please the public it isn’t really important if she use some similar notes
the songs are far away from each other in performance,go slovakia but always behind Juliana Pasha-the one

mary
mary
10 years ago

it sounds very clear…I must be deaf and not observe the similar start.

aoooc
10 years ago

It doesnt sound the same at all

nonamedman
nonamedman
10 years ago

Kristina is secondly beautiful girl after Sofia this year:) Go georgia Go!

bedros
bedros
10 years ago

SLOVAKIA = SNAKE

fiona
fiona
10 years ago

O.O
the melody is similar…great albania

Ludmilla
Ludmilla
10 years ago

They OBVIOUSLY stole this from Albanian artist. She should be disqualified