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IMRI "I had to come back this year"

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on March 27, 2017 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

He was a golden boy and made of stars. And this year he is feels alive. IMRI was already on stage the last two years being background singer.

And maybe it was obvious that there was a rising star on the Eurovision sky of Israel the last years. Anyhow, it was the show he participated and won.

And now the smart, good looking guy with Ukrainian origin is going to Kiev and represent Isreal.

 

Eurovision on top had the chance to speak to IMRI and ask him about the experience of the last years and the upcoming performance.


1. IMRI - "one of the sexiest men at the contest this year”- how do you handle with that rumors?

 

I am very flattered, and I try not to make a big deal out of it because it’s important for me to focus on my performance in Kiev. I work hard to make it the best I can.

 

2. You have been a background singer in 2015 & 2016. How was this experience for you?


Those were amazing experiences. Being part in such event is something not a lot of people get to experience. They were the biggest music events I have ever been to , and singing on these stages is addictive, so I had to come back this year also 


3. You have Ukrainian origins. What does it mean to you to perform as the main artist specially in Kiev?

It makes it even more exciting for me to see where my family is from. I haven’t been to Kiev yet so coming for the first time to perform and represent my country is a great honor.


4. You won the raising star - how was it to participate and finally to win?

The competition was tight and the other singers were very good. I gave my best in every performance during the show and still I was overwhelmed when I was crowned the winner.


5. But let us get to know a bit better the private person IMRI. How would your best friends describe you?


As a kind person. and very determined


6. „show Tel Aviv“ was part of the lyrics of 2015, which you sang. When a friend comes to visit you, which places do you show him in Tel Aviv for sure?

The beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard and obviously the great night life Tel Aviv has to offer.


7. A part your song, which songs do you like of this year’s edition of the Eurovision song contest

I loved the Swiss and the Dutch entries but there are so many good songs this year.


8. Europe is in a very special decade. What is your message to our readers and to europe? Why should europe actually „feel alive"?

this year Eurovision message is “Celebrate Diversity”, and hopefully that is what will happen in May , so I can’t wait to celebrate with all those people from around Europe and Australia too . Europe should “feel alive“ because we have this chance, once a year, to put all our politics behind and just enjoy each other songs and performances. Hopefully you will enjoy mine too!


Thank you IMRI for the interview and all the best of luck for your participation.


Stay tunded and updated, about eurovision and more interviews in the next weeks.


Pedro de Almeida

 

Teapacks: new album and their impression about ESC

Posted by eurovision on top on October 22, 2016 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Teapacks was formed in 1988, when Gal Peremen and Kobi Oz met at a Kibbutz in southern Israel. The two began playing Kobi’s original songs, and were later joined by other musicians from local Kibbutzim and the city of Sderot.


 

Up until now, the band has released several albums, a movie soundtrack, one EP and a greatest hits collection. Four albums went Gold, and two went Platinum. Over the years, their singles have received regular radio play, often climbing to the top of the Israeli charts. Teapacks has been named “Band of the Year” numerous times by various Israeli media outlets. Their thousands of live performances have filled concert halls, festivals, and a host of high-profile events in Israel and around the world.


The last album is titled עבודת כפיים (Manual work) and counts with many collaborations giving serious gains to the self named jewish punk.


Teapacks participated in the Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Helsinki, Finland on May 2007, as they refer in their facebook account "a kind of an international American Idol for songs" .


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Tracklist:

Teapacks (Manual work)

 

 

 

  • 1. ימשורר (Imsorr)
  • 2. מי הפרובינציאל? (Who provincial?)
  • 3. עבודת כפיים (Manual work)
  • 4. צמד איילות (Pair of deer)
  • 5. מה איתי? (What about me?)
  • 6. לא היה לנו כלום (We did not have anything)
  • 7. שלכת (Autumn)
  • 8. לילה לילה טוב (Good Night Night)
  • 9. ילד של העולם (Child's World)
  • 10. מר אלבז (Mr. Elbaz)
  • 11. בדרך אל ההר (On the way to the mountain)

 


5 things about Hovi Star

Posted by eurovision on top on May 4, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

He was chosen through the israeli version of Rising Star to represent the country in ESC. He is a Star called Hovi Star.


1. His real name is Hovav Sekulets


2. His parents divorced in his early childhood and his mother remarried the American-Israeli basketballplayer John McIntyre.


3. He took part in season 7 of Kokhav Nolad, the Israeli version of Idol competition finishing 7th.

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4. He has also been a voice actor in a number of Hebrew dubbed versions of film releases.


5. His first single from 2009 is "משחק באש" (meaning Playing With Fire)

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Harel Skaat sings the song for Galis - Connect

Posted by eurovision on top on April 19, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Harel Skaat was invited to sing the original song of the film Galis - Connect!


Galis - Connect is an Israeli film  based on the successful TV  series " Galis " of the company DMG Durst and directed by Asaf Korman. The film connects the real world with a virtual one as you can see in the trailer below:


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"You have everything" is the translation of the song title. Click here:

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New album of Shlomo Artzi

Posted by eurovision on top on April 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Four years since his last album, Shlomo Artzi just released the new album "קצפת (Whipped Cream)". The album includes a duet with none other than Yuval Banai.

 

 


 

A Shlomo Artzi new album is always an important and interesting event in Israeli music. Whether you like it or not, one can not deny the role of one of the most prominent artists in Israel.


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Shlomo represented his country in Eurovision 1975.

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