This coincidence comes to you courtesy of the Eurovision Song Contest, of which I’m a semi-fan (I think it’s enjoyable silly, but it goes on far too long).
Eurovision was on a couple of weeks ago, and of the songs I heard (I didn’t have the stamina to hear them all), one of the little beasties perked up my ears in a “Hey, that sounds like…” way.
The opening melody of the verse for Israel’s entry is:
It reminded me of:
Actually, it’s just the end of each phrase that’s similar, where the last three notes go up. I’ll isolate those three notes for you, so you can hear what I’m hearing:
This really is trivial, isn’t it?
Here are the full versions:
Before I get to Del’s song, I want to ponder something: is it me, or does the lead singer of Izabo look like Harry Connick, Jr.?
Incidentally, the next coincidence will feature another Eurovision ditty – but this one will be a little more noticeable.