Hello world, this is Malmö calling. I am so glad I flew out here to experience Eurovision live. The people, the facilities, the energy – it’s so much more than just the three shows. The people working here are charged up. The reporters are all fans. And the acts from each country are having the […]
A few days ahead of her semi-final, Moran Mazor premiered today her video for the Eurovision entry “Rak Bishvilo” (Only for Him). The video is rather hot not just because she’s singing in the desert (and because she put the “rack” in “Rak Bishvilo” – hey, it’s a compliment!), but also because of the almost […]
Wiwi: Moran Mazor brought her voice and her body to her first rehearsal at Eurovision this morning. The “Rak Bishvilo” singer wore a hip-hugging mermaid dress that shows off her figure—and two of her biggest assets. Her song title may translate as “Only for Him” in English, but she was giving all of us a […]
Last night the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—flew to Jerusalem where we spent eight hours waiting to get through immigration. But this morning we finally had the chance to review Moran Mazor’s Eurovision 2013 song “Rak bishvilo”. Did Moran wow us with her pained ballad? Or did she merely leave us in pain? […]
So when we asked y’all whether Israel’s Moran Mazor had the best ballad of the year so far, a lot of readers snapped back, saying that the title belongs to Cyprus’ Despina Olympiou.
I don’t speak Hebrew, so can’t make much of the lyrics of Moran Mazor’s “Rak bishvilo” (Only for Him). But luckily Moran knows how to convey emotion, and I can tell she’s missing a man like Oprah misses a honey baked ham at bedtime. When Dana International was singing “Diva” she must have been thinking […]
If Wiwi’s readers have it right then Shany Zamir will represent Israel in Malmö. The “Forever” singer earned 19% of all votes in our poll, inching her ahead of runners-up Judah Gavra (“Hayom”) and Moran Mazor (“Rak bishvilo”).
Last year Israel’s Eurovision entry from Izabo—one of our favourites—crashed out during the semi-finals and we went into mourning. Fortunately the final of Israel’s Kdam 2013 takes place on March 7 and Israelis will be looking for an act to take them back to the ESC final.