Hovi Star talks a lot and we love to listen. But in all of our conversations the Israeli singer hasn’t given us a clue about his performance in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Now, with rehearsals just a few days away, he has spoken with Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, revealing the scale of his ambitions.
Hovi’s original plan was to have 20 drones flying over him and above the audience — just like in his glossy video for “Made of Stars”. He secured the financial resources, only to learn that SVT couldn’t get approval because of safety issues. So he hit the drawing board and came up with something equally fabulous — but he’s not ready to show his glorious hand just yet.
Instead the 29-year-old singer revealed that he will have pyro — 16,000 euros worth to be exact. Hovi, who sings that we are made of stars, won’t need to melt all of his silver shards, as the pyro will be covered with the help of a few sponsorships, and by IBA and Keshet Broadcasting (the broadcaster of “The Next Star for Eurovision 2016”).
And what will he wear on stage?
Hovi will go for a very expensive outfit that he designed and which he promises will look amazing.
Many have suggested that he cut his asymmetrical hair, which features a dramatic side-part that swoops to the right, but he loves it the way it is and says that he knows exactly how to make it sit perfectly. After all, he does his own hair and even has a diploma in hairdressing! At this point locals go into their hair salon asking for the “Hovi Star” cut, he says.
Speaking to Israeli news website Ynet, he said that he wants to reach the Top 10 in the final.
“The goal is to aim for the highest, a victory will be a sweet surprise, but I want to represent the country with dignity and that’s what matters to me.”
“It’s only us and Poland that have ballads, so we will stand out. My ballad is organic, while all the other songs are electronic and uptempo songs.”