Dana International is back, but is she better than ever? Eurovision fans tend to agree that “Diva,” the song that won her the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, was a worthy winner. But fans seem more divided about this year’s entry “Ding Dong”—and whether it deserved to win Israel’s national selection at all. As Nicole wrote […]
The mystery of Dana International’s “Ding Dong” has been revealed—along with the other nine entries—and Israel is gearing up for the 2011 Kdam competition which takes place on March 8. But you don’t have to be Israeli to get in on the action. You can listen to all of the finalists here, and then vote […]
When news broke that 1998 Eurovision winner Dana International was competing for Eurovision glory in 2011, Wiwi got rul rul excited. But when the IBA, Israel’s national broadcaster, revealed the 10 songs earlier today, Wiwi was left rul rul disappointed. Dana’s “Ding Dong” lacks the vigor and excitement we’ve come to expect from the fiery […]
Dana International, the only transsexual ever to win Eurovision, is bidding to represent Israel again in 2011—and this time she’s fighting with a ding dong. Well, a song called “Ding Dong” anyway.
Photo by Vincent Hasselgard, Aktiv I Oslo.no After years of speculation, Israeli pop star and 2010 Eurovision contestant Harel Skaat has finally come out of the glass closet. (We’ve chosen the word “glass” because we could all see right through it).
Harel’s official Eurovision video has finally arrived—and it was worth the wait. He’s wearing a tank top and sweating and bashing furniture in a way that only a scorned lover can. The video highlights his voice and his natural good looks, and it really captures the pain and emotion behind the song. It makes you […]
Y’all keep asking Wiwi for more video footage of Harel Skaat. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the kinds of videos y’all wanted. This is NOT that kind of web site. But I did find some interviews with Harel in English, and in Hebrew with English subtitles. He has such a nice manner about him. Douze points […]
Ahead of his first rehearsal, Harel Skaat told eurovision.tv that “this is the moment I’ve been waiting for.” Given his undeniable good looks, it’s the moment women (and men) all across Europe have been waiting for, too. WATCH: Harel’s producers wanted his act to focus on the music, so spectacle has been put aside. The […]