In the run-up to the Israel’s song selection, Mei Finegold filmed three videos in less than a week. That must have been exhausting, but her vocals sound on point in the three competing songs “Same Heart”, “Nisheret iti”, and “Be Proud.” After having a listen, we have a feeling that Israel is headed back to the final for the first time since 2010. These songs are amazing.
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Mei starts out by telling us that someone has filled her with poisoned love. You know this is going to be a dark one. This song is driven by anger, but it doesn’t come off as angry. Instead you’re left in awe of a woman who has taken charge and will not let anyone hold her down. This comes through in the Beyonce-esque choreography…and in the samurai warrior princess brandishing a sword. Don’t mess with Mei!
Memorable lyrics: “I’m not an animal in captivity.”
Nisheret iti / Staying with me
Mei Finegold knows how to bring the passion—and we’re not just talking about the revealing red dress and bustier she wears in this video. This number doesn’t build as nicely as “Same Heart”, but it has a great 1980s anthemic quality. The protagonist of this song seems kind of crazy, and Mei does a convincing job bringing the madness.
Memorable lyrics: “You’re staying with me, staying with me, staying with me.”
Be Proud Video
Mei has the unique ability to make rock music highly danceable. She’s a rocker chick who knows how to move, as evidenced by the finely choreographed leg crossing in this video. This song sounds the most dated of all of them, but the message is nice.
Memorable lyrics: “Be proud of who you are.”
- READ: Israel sending Mei Finegold to Eurovision (Y Net News)
- VISIT: Mei Finegold’s official Facebook page
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