Iceland’s Eythor Ingi delivered an emotional, heart-felt performance of “Ég á Líf” at Eurovision. As he told us in an interview ahead of his semi-final, the song is all about giving thanks for the beautiful things in our lives. We now have a strong suspicion that list includes cows.
That’s because Jordan, a wiwireader in Australia, has come across a song called “I am Cow” that sounds awfully similar to the Eurovision 2013 song from Iceland. “I Am Cow”, performed by the Arrogant Warms, was uploaded to YouTube way back in 2007.
You can listen to the two songs below and then make the comparison for yourself. We’re not accusing anyone of plagiarism. It’s very likely the songs were both influenced by pastoral sounds, which often sound the same. Or it could be that both songs sample the same track—a common practice that explains other songs that sound the same, like Cezar’s “It’s My Life” and Analog by Nature’s “C’Mon”.
Have a listen. Let us know what you think! We definitely prefer the lyrics in Eythor’s song…
“I Am Cow”
“Eg a Lif”
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)