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Eurovision in Concert 2018 - Amsterdam calling!

Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Tomorrow, April 13th, the traditional "Eurovision in Concert 2018" concert will take place in Amsterdam. It will gather hundreds of fans from all over Europe to celebrate and kick off the next edition of Eurovision Song Contest to be held on the 8th, 10th and 12th of May.


The aim of Eurovision In Concert is to bring together a large part of the participants of the Eurovision Contest to present the songs that will represent their respective countries in Lisbon to the European audience.


32 countries will finally participate, where the great favorite Israel will also be present , along with countries like France or Australia. In addition, the concert will feature as a special guest the past famous Sandra Kim who won Eurovision representing Belgium in 1986 with the song "J 'aime la vie".


One more time, our website will move to the Dutch capital as an accredited media to tell our readers everything that happened at the press conference and subsequent concert.



It's time to read: Three minutes of eternity

Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 4, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Get a look at the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Eurovision Song Contest! Imagine being sent to a scary country next door to terrorists!- Prepare yourself for this novel!


Alon Amir is a known name for the fans of Eurovision all over the word as he took part in many Eurovision competitions. He took part of several delegations including countries like Slovakia, Belarus and of course Israel, as a Head of Press for a long time. He was also international jury for numerous times in National Finals all over Europe; from Sweden to Malta, passing from Estonia, Bulgaria, Norway or Finland. He owns a successful PR and management company for singers and song writers along with a lot of appearances in television shows.


It is not a surprise that an experienced person such as Alon Amir could write a book about the Eurovision World. The book, 'Three Minutes of Eternity' is a reality pop, based on my many years of experience in the contest, and it's the first book of its kind in the world! But attention, this book is not a biography or a facts book. It is a novel:



“Can you imagine a situation in which you are representing your country in the Eurovision song contest and know that because of that you might die. Have you ever thought what it would be like to be guarded by 15 special agents who are there to prevent you from being kidnaped? What it's like not being able to make one move without knowing whether it's your last one?”


According to the author, he has experienced it back in 2012 when he was the head of press of the Israeli delegation to the Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. “It was, by far, the most horrific and amazing experience of my life, and I had to write a book about it” says Alon.

The book was released in Israel during March 2017 and you can get it now in it’s English edition at Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Minutes-Eternity-Alon-Amir/dp/1981875964/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522773669&sr=8-1&keywords=three+minutes+of+eternity




The next raising star from Israel - Netta for Israel

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The raising star is the show format Israel selected in the last years to find the representative for Eurovision.


In the last years it seemed to work out. A lot of participations in the grand final and some good results. Just last year IMRI didn't do so well.


This year Israel sends a talented young lady which doesn't fit into the format of former artists and that seems to be the interesting part of the story this year. 


The song is not known yet and eurovision on top will like always update you as soon as the song is out.

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)