Mei Finegold, the rock diva from Israel, will sing ‘Same heart’ at Eurovision 2014. The announcement came this evening following a week of SMS voting as part of Israel’s Kdam 2014. The video is simply amazing. The choreography, the music, the lyrics—it all shows a woman who has found independence amid all the anger. The transition from 0:55 to the Beyonce-esque dance moves at 1:00 is among the best things we have ever seen. Love.

The results have proven our readers right! Mei’s winning song won our Kdam 2014 poll in a landslide, earning 70% of all votes. “Be Proud”, which finished second with our readers, only earned 19%.

This year saw the removal of a jury from the decision process, meaning that the song was selected 100% by the public. Democracy at its finest!

Same heart lyrics / Translation

You filled me up
With poisoned love
You filled my soul
With sins
But I have learned to grow
Now,
Too many lies
Too many crimes
They’re as long as themfinity
I’m starting to rise,
Don’t need to criticize
I’m not an animal in captivity
I’m skinning you out
No longer apart
We don’t beat from the same heart

I’m skinning you out
No longer apart
We don’t beat from the same heart
We don’t beat from the same heart

You are silent
I want silence from words
Time to wake without impunity,
Reselect
And the sun is revealed

Time to open my eyes
Stretch out my hands
Freedom calling me
Time to go from you
You’re no longer
You will not hear me cry
Its time to go and pick
Sky and light
There is no place for the dark

And it’s time for me to clean up your mess
I will take it without any regrets
And it’s time for me to open my eyes
And to recognize
We don’t beat from the same heart

I’m skinning you out
No longer a part
We don’t beat from the same heart

I’m skinning you out
No longer a part
We don’t beat from the same heart

I’m skinning you out
No longer a part
We don’t beat from the same heart

I’m skinning you out
No longer a part
We don’t beat from the same heart
We don’t beat from the same heart
We don’t beat from the same heart
We don’t beat from the same heart

Hebrew translation by Orr Lidsky

What do you think of the song? Does she deserve a top 5 finish?

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

 

 

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Kinner
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Mei s English was a bid poorly set

eilat
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wow amizingggggggggg love you and this song 12 point for israel

Marcelo N
Guest
I don’t know what fit the person who (originally) typed the lyrics had while typying “themfinity” for it is not a word. On the other hand, if you only listen closely to the song, you will notice she actually sings “Don’t need to be criticized”, which makes more sense. Israelis know their English, so despite the “skinning out” (which to me means something along the lines of “removing you out of me as part of my skin”… has anyone taken the trouble to see it that way?? It does not take a PhD in Applied Linguistics to realise, y’all native… Read more »
Ferr
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For me Israel song THE BEST. My 12 points for Israel Mei Finegold.
From Lithuania.

TristanWhite
Guest

Very poor. “Be Proud” was an amazing tune (I can’t believe it only got 5% of the vote) and I’ve not been able to get it out of my mind. I thought “Same Heart” was dire and the worst of the three. Horrible aggressive lyrics, what’s all that about skinning you out? Nasty.

Israel will stay in the semifinals again. With “Be Proud” they could have made Top 10.

eurana
Guest

@Robyn

Like Portugal and Spain in 2012 and Spain and Norway 2011. Same sounds. Portugal flop and Norway flop

Robyn
Guest

I feel like this is what Macedonia is trying to do with their entry, but Mei seems to be a better singer than Tijana. They’re both in heat 2, though in different halves. I suspect only one song will make it to the finals.

Charles
Guest
Does not sound like a bad song but at the same time it’s not utterly impressive. It’s a blend of dance and rock all at once …what I dislike the most is her vocals here: something tells me this is not the type of genre that best suits the contralto vocals she has, plus, and this is worst part: AWFUL English lyrics. Hebrew is a stunning language … it would have sounded more honest and natural. Every time some countries go English it easily falls into cheesy-lyrics land or lyrics that have nothing to do with the song. She sounds… Read more »
Zolan
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@D. Capcha will deter casual comments.
I can’t speak for wiwiblogs, but my opinion is that wouldn’t be in the spirit of this site.
While I don’t envy the team having to manually remove spam, truth is they have to monitor human comments anyway, so it might not help. Robospam is actually easier to spot than other kinds of pollution.
And we, as readers, should be capable of ignoring what deserves to be ignored, human or otherwise.

Alex
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It doesn’t look like they pitch-corrected the studio version (listen carefully in the first verse and near the end). If this is how she sings at Eurovision, she should do really well. Can she carry the stage all by herself? If she does sing alone and she sings well, this could be a Top 10 finish for Israel. This one is quite good – what could just be an okay song became something taken to the next level thanks to her interpretation. Even the key change at the end doesn’t completely fit musically, but she really makes it count. I’m… Read more »
D
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You guys should really install a Capcha thing in the comments section. There’s always so much spam in the recent comments section.

Grifit
Guest

I don’t know if top 5 but I would like to see this on top 10 at least; I’m just glad that lately the countries are coming up with better songs cause sincerely Ukraine, Albania and Belarus didn’t start the Eurovision with the right foot and there have been also some really dissapointing results from other countries (I’m looking at you Latvia)

MF
Guest

I like her face & her voice. The song is so so for me…I liked Moran Mazor’s song more last year…although a bit depressing…

Jacob
Guest

Really like this 🙂

Shursha
Guest

Not sure about this – Sounds like the kind of song that will have praise heaped upon it by OGAE voting and Eurovision fans, only to fall short of expectations at the contest. 15th-19th for Israel. Certainly a finalist though, congrats 🙂

Bogdan Honciuc
Editor

I love it! Can’t wait to see this live.

Thiefo
Guest

It was the best of the 3 songs in contention for Mei, but none of them screams “TOP 5!” to me.

Michael
Guest

The translation is bad.
I will write the right translation tomorrow.

eurana
Guest

My top 3: random order, Hungary, Estonia and Israel

Melissa J
Guest

Welcome back to the final, Israel!

Dhani
Guest

another dance song…… well at least its the best dance song of them

Dar
Guest

It will be top 15 not top 5

Mex
Guest

I love it. Straight to my personal #1.

THIS has a potential for winning, not that UK song. 😉

Z24
Guest

Absolutely. Even win if the live’s any good.

Nitzan
Guest

So happy, do proud of our song!

D
Guest

This was my least favourite of the bunch, but I didn’t really like any of them. Israel is luckily in the easier semi-final and I’m 75% sure Mei will qualify, but this isn’t placing anywhere near the top.