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EXCLUSIVE: Serbia comes to Eurovision 2011 with a stolen song?

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The songCaroban – Magical” which will represent Serbia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest is patterned after “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from the “Hairspray” musical. The analysis made by revealed that the Serbian song seems to be a cover.

nina_serbia_eurovision_2011One of the melodic sequences, resumed several times during the three minutes of “Caroban”, is similar to a melodic sequence in the song “You Can’t Stop The Beat”, performed in the musical “Hairspray” (2007), by John Travolta and Queen Latifah.

The two songs very much resemble both in melody and through the ‘60s theme, which is suggested by the sets and costumes. However, the RTS television decided that the song “Caroban” may represent Serbia at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

The music and the lyrics of the song “Caroban” are signed by Kristina Kovač and the singer is Nina, a 21 year old. At the end of a busy day that has crushed nerves, the character returns home, where she found a man who loves her and who brings her happiness.

So far, the representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest and the European Broadcasting Union did not request the withdrawal from the competition of the “Caroban” song. Eurovision Song Contest will be held at Fortuna Düsseldorf Arena, Germany. The First Semifinal is scheduled on May 10, 2011, and Nina from Serbia will be the sixth artist to perform. The total number of participants is 19. The Second Semifinal is scheduled on May 12 and the Final is scheduled for the evening of May 14.

After the public referral made by, through this article, the experts of ESC and EBU can analyze the song “Caroban” and decide if they will ban it or not. If the song will remain in the competition, Kristina Kovač and Nina from Serbia need to get a high score in the First Semifinal, in order to reach the ESC Final.

You can watch below a montage of the songs “Caroban” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from the musical “Hairspray”.

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