Last year Imri Ziv — Israel’s Eurovision 2018 act and Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model — showed us to how to break to pieces while conquering Europe’s hearts. And today his national broadcaster, in conjunction with noted producer Tali Eshkoli, have finally confirmed details about Israel Calling 2018.
Following the great success of “Israel Calling 2017”, Tali and friends will welcome at least 25 Eurovision 2018 stars to Israel for the promo event, which runs from April 8 until April 11 and includes a live concert on April 10.
Israel isn’t just calling them — it’s also calling you. Eurovision fans from all over the world can now participate in a contest to win an all-expenses paid trip to one of the most intense Eurovision preview events on the calendar.
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The rules are simple. To be in with a chance of winning this competition, you need to film a creative video explaining why you want to go to Israel. You can send your video by a private message to their Facebook page. The submission deadline is March 13th at 23:59 (Israel time). All videos will be uploaded together on their Facebook page. The video which gets the highest amount of likes by March 19th at 21:00 (Israel time) will win the competition.
The winner will get a double VIP package for Israel Calling 2018, which includes flights, hotel accommodation together with the artists and participation in all of the events, including the live show. Read more about the procedures.
THE ISRAEL TOUR
Initiated and produced by Tali Eshkoli, the event is growing year on year. It is staged in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Ministry of Tourism, KKL, Herzliya Municipality and Tel Aviv Municipality – the host city.
As in previous years, the event will run for four days, during which the artists will get to know Israel: Touring the holy places of Jerusalem as well as the old and new parts of the city, where they will be welcomed by the Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage, Mr. Ze’ev Elkin, in an event featuring previous representatives of Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. The red-carpet event will be held in the Marina of Herzliya together with the ambassadors of the participating countries, representatives of the government’s offices and VIPs. So far, more than 25 countries have confirmed their attendance to the event, and the number goes up every day.
“Once again the State of Israel opens its gates and welcomes dozens of leading artists and main journalists and TV crews from European media with a big hug for an extraordinary Israeli experience.” Tali said in a statement sent to wiwibloggs. “The Eurovision community all over Europe follows the event in order to see the artists perform in front of the loving Israel crowd. I am happy that we have such a wonderful opportunity to show the beauty of Israel to the artists and to celebrate Eurovision together that will promote each and every one of the artists in front of potential Israeli voters. Welcome to Israel!”
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