|Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 30, 2010 at 8:10 AM|
Harel Skaat: "this is a dream come true"
In cooperation with Ophir Kindler, Eurovision on Top had the opportunitie to interview Harel Skaat, this year's Israeli singer. Harel is one of the leading and most sought-after artists in Israel who rose to fame by winning second place in Israeli Idol. He recorded two successful albums and has received all possible awards in the Israel music industry.
1. What's the song "Milim" about?
The song "Milim" is about separation, of any kind. Separation of lovers, of a family. In Hebrew, "Milim" means words. The words are the most memorable thing we have after a separation, words are very powerful and they are engraved in our minds and hearts. Sadly, my beloved grandfather suddenly passed away the week of the Israeli pre-selection competition, which gave the lyrics of "Milim" a very personal and difficult meaning to me.
2. You were the chosen artist to represent Israel. Was "Milim" your favorite song in Kdam?
It would be a lie to say that I had one favorite song for the Israeli pre-selection. I felt confident in all of the songs and their suitability for the Eurovision contest. Still, the song “Milim” moves me more than most songs.
3. Is Eurovision a dream for you?
Every time I would watch the Eurovision I couldn’t stop myself from imagining myself on that stage, so I guess that this is a dream come true.
4. What are your expectations for Eurovision? Will it be an opportunity for an International Career?
I hope and believe that the Eurovision will have a positive impact on my career in Israel and abroad.
5. What are your influences in Music? Any songs/artists from Eurovision?
I can't point out one singer that has influenced me more than others because in each and every singer or band I listen to, I find that certain something that I appreciate and admire. I appreciate many different artists from a broad range of genres – from classical music to mainstream pop and rock singers.
6. Have you heard the Eurovision songs from the other countries? Which are your favorite?
I must admit I have not yet heard any of songs. I am returning now from the USA and very much look forward to listening to the other songs when I get back.
I am very excited about the competition and I am sure that it will be an exciting and unforgettable experience. I believe in the song “Milim” and enjoy singing it very much. What happens next is up to God.
Thanks! eurovisionontop (April 2010)
More info: www.harelskaat.com