Mei Finegold is a woman taking success in stride. ‘Same Heart’ topped the Wiwi Jury for several weeks and has been tipped by many as Israel’s strongest entry in recent years. We caught up with her at a Russian cafe in Moscow ahead of the Russia Eurovision Party in April. Mei was glowing in the sunlight and full of life.

On Her April Fools Joke

I put it up and said my dress is ready and the reactions…came very quickly!

On Her Internal Selection

We sat together for 7 or 8 hours and listened to more than 100 songs.

On What Skinning Out Means

It’s a metaphor for dealing with your demons.

This interview came from Deban Aderemi in the UK. You can find him on Twitter @debanaderemi and once you’ve followed him you can also like our Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest from ESC 2014 in Copenhagen. 

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Rogesc
Rogesc
6 years ago

Deban is a hilarious and a good interviewer. He brings up serious subjects in a light-minded and humorous way. And his attitude is totally fab

Patrick
Patrick
6 years ago

Great interview and I love Mei’s personality!

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

Love Mei, love Wiwibloggs. Best ESC blog out there, by a mile.

Emma
Emma
6 years ago

Great interview; agree that Wiwibloggers always give excellent interviews. And Mei is so well-spoken and gorgeous and talented. Tel Aviv 2015 please 🙂

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

yeah I’ve noticed! And that’s great, well done wiwibloggers! (:

sopon
sopon
6 years ago

@Theifo

The Wiwibloggs interviews are very relaxed because the Wiwibloggers keep constant, friendly relations with the singers rather than stalk around. Look at Valentina, for example. Wiwibloggs makes an effort to be friendly with her and even act as tour guides rather than pesky paparazzi.

Marcelo N
6 years ago

Deban was very kind, yes. Mei SO deserves world recognition!!

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Deban, congratulations on this interview and especially for asking the meaning of “skinning you out”. I’ve been looking for weeks to the answer to that question and was just about to bribe the escxtra team to go and and get the answer. I want to use that phrase myself now.

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

Of course it also helps when the media is also as relaxed and friendly as Deban 😛

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

She’s so nice! It’s nice to know when contestants can be this relaxed and friendly with the media, it tells a lot about them.