Shalom! Team Wiwi has touched down in Tel Aviv for this year’s edition of Israel Calling. The Eurovision pre-party is in its second year, following the great success of the first edition held in 2016.

The event — which runs from April 3rd to 6th — includes numerous events for the ESC stars to enjoy. Activities include tonight’s live concert and a day of planting trees in the “Eurovision Song Contest Forest”. Eurovision is giving back to the environment, y’all.

Last night the acts hit the red carpet, slipping into their finest dress and doing a turn in front of our (iPhone) cameras. Check out each act as they appeared last night and posed and pouted for wiwibloggs.

Tonight’s concert will be live streamed on the Israel Calling Facebook page from 20:00 CET. You can follow the show by clicking here.

Israel Calling 2017: Red Carpet

Belarus: NaviBand

Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov

Czech Republic: Martina Barta

Denmark: Anja

Romania: Ilinca & Alex Florea

Poland: Kasia Mos

Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic

Norway: JOWST & Aleksander Walmann

Moldova: SunStroke Project

Malta: Claudia Faniello

Lithuania: Fusedmarc

Latvia: Triana Park

Israel: Imri Ziv

Ireland: Brendan Murray

Germany: Levina

France: Alma

Finland: Norma John

FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska

San Marino: Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson

Switzerland: Timebelle

Sweden: Robin Bengtsson

Who are you most looking forward to see perform at Israel Calling’s concert? Who snatched it on the red carpet? Shout out all your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app — or let us know in the comments below!

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Boris
Boris
3 years ago

Did you forget Serbia or what???????????????????????????

soso
soso
3 years ago

hahahaha M_K, I hope you are not upset, nothing is aggressive of what I’ve said, just that nobody knows the rules in my country, nevermind following them. I know is wrong the way I am, but is not so bad as it sounds.

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

@ soso

Everyhing’s fine, I think it’s an interesting topic to dicuss.

Oh, and I’m actually not a woman. 🙂

soso
soso
3 years ago

@ hari

I love gossip.

soso
soso
3 years ago

Again M_K, I promise this is my last message, I smell that you are a woman, but if you are a heterosexual man, just say something nice to a woman, she will not put you in jail right away, or maybe yes, but was worth it.

hari
hari
3 years ago

Here is a latest rumour from Israel.
Jana Burceska from Macdenonia spent her last night with Omar Naber Slovenia in his room after after party. Shh its a secret 😉 keep on following me.

soso
soso
3 years ago

@ M_K

Thank you for the historic context, and I hope that what I’ve said doesn’t look aggressive, but at the end of the day, do you respect all those rules?
You should say whatever you want about your country as long as it does’t hurt anyone, and about women, why is wrong to say something nice and stop if you notice in the next second, that she doesn’t want you?
Too many rules! I can’t follow, maybe is my problem.

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

Well, I just wanted to give you the historic context. In 1991, it was proposed by the President (and approved by the Chacellor) that the anthem shall only consist of the third verse. And according to the vast majority of the German poplation (including myself), this decision is indisputable. 🙂

soso
soso
3 years ago

I would never say ”let’s conquer other lands” but if I want to make a compliment to a single/unmarried woman, nothing can stop me. Period.

soso
soso
3 years ago

Sorry M_K, but I’m from Eastern Europe and if somebody would tell me how to sing my country’s anthem, me and all the citizens from my country would turn the world upside down, just like Ukraine does now.

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

@ soso

I know that the original poem was meant in a different way, but it has been decided officially that only the third verse is used.

Personally I think that the line including “Deutsche Frauen” is not acceptable in a modern day country. I think it’s degrading to women. From the context it’s obvious that they are treated as objects whom men decorate themselves with.

soso
soso
3 years ago

Just sing your anthem whatever it is, is nothing wrong about anything, is about regions, and the anthem says that above the regions is still the Germany overall.
Why do you accept anybody from your country or anywhere else, to tell you how to love your country?

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

@ soso

“Deutsche Frauen” are mentioned in the second verse of “Das Lied der Deutschen”. However, only the third verse serves as the German national anthem. Only very, very, very right-wing activists would sing the first or second verse in public. (Some people actually think that it’s forbidden to sing the first and second verse, but that’s a misconception.)

nicky
nicky
3 years ago

OMG Georgia was at Israel Calling, but not on the red carpet?
This year the news are so confusing.
Why so incomplete news?

soso
soso
3 years ago

I’m so amazed by Levina, so talented and calm, and always in control, these Deutsche Frauen are special, no wonder they are in the anthem.

nicky
nicky
3 years ago

Albania, Azerbaijan, Greece, Hungary, Italy, UK, Iceland, Ukraine, Australia, Portugal, Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Cyprus, Croatia, The Netherlands were not in Israel Calling.
27 countries were.

Bring Back Denise
Bring Back Denise
3 years ago

DyGh……wiwiblogg explained Blanche is extremely young and inexperience so she is just nervous so its ok for her dull live performance and no red carpet

Jade
Jade
3 years ago

Where is Dihaj??? She is one of my favorites and I never see her presence on wiwibloggs. 🙁 Slavko looked great tonight! Alma has such and nice smile but my favorite of all is Finland! They are so simple yet elegant in everything from their clothes to their song!

Sebastian
Sebastian
3 years ago

Imri is so handsome!!!! the best male look!!! <3 ????

Irish hobo
Irish hobo
3 years ago

1. Finland <3

Such minimalism that you can not be in love with it!

Hi
Hi
3 years ago

@Domin. Stop IT.

PP
PP
3 years ago

Where is Serbia. Wiwibloggs don t like Serbia almost every year.

Eve
Eve
3 years ago

Slavko the best
Robin and Imri ok
Alma, Claudia (beautiful woman!) and Timebelle – nice!
Naviband- cute
The rest is just..meh.
And Martina darling girl, is that outfit for red carpet, lol, you look like bank officer.

Sal
Sal
3 years ago

@azaad, both Albania and Azerbaijan attended last year’s event. Same goes for U.K and Estonia if I’m not mistaken. But this year’s is huge!

jenna
jenna
3 years ago

wow all the starts in one place! i wish i was in Israel!!!!!!

Gobio
Gobio
3 years ago

@ azaad

Albania does not have any political conflict with Israel, so does Azerbaijan, who is one of Israel’s closest allies.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

@ azaad

I think Samra was in Israel last year. If I’m not wrong, Azerbaijan doesn’t have problems with Israel.
And Francesco isn’t there as well.

Harut
Harut
3 years ago

There is no interviews with Artsvik,no photographs??
Why?

Nickfan
Nickfan
3 years ago

Alma is so beautiful !! <3 Kasia was also amazing

MARY
MARY
3 years ago

Kasia Mos POland wow amazing ……..and I believe will be amazing singing as in London and Riga @@@

Penelope
Penelope
3 years ago

So last year was first Israel Calling and this year was second, and last year was so successful that everybody wants to be in Israel Calling now. WOW.
Yes, I agree that last year was fun, but still, where are the pictures from the beach?This year release them, and you will be the most famous event on the planet Earth.

Ron
Ron
3 years ago

Where is Artsvik’s entry on the red car?

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

New hair from Agnese of Priana Park! Edgy!
Alma is always stunning in simplicity! Totally chick!
My favourite Sunstroke Project slay! I was looking forward to see them in Israel!

Really glad we can watch this on facebook! Great idea!

wim
wim
3 years ago

@Dygh, she arrived yesterday in the late evening.

Domin
Domin
3 years ago

Sweden (robin) using the same dance steps of Barei last year. The song of this year by Sweden is like all the songs of these last years … (david Guetta, etc ….)

anonymous91
anonymous91
3 years ago

okay my top 3 on the red carpet here in Tel Aviv

1. Romania (Ilinca and Alex)

2. Timebelle wow Miruna looks so gorgeous

3. Montenegro (Slavko looks really nice)

Interesuje
Interesuje
3 years ago

Kasia and her legs. Omg wow

Maniac
Maniac
3 years ago

you cant tell me triana park is one person hahah , she ALWAYS looks different , HOW?? haha

DyGh
DyGh
3 years ago

Wow Alma looks amazing!
But where is Blanche? She is going to sing there but did she go over the red carpet?

Penelope
Penelope
3 years ago

I don’t think there is anything in this world that can make Levina nervous.
I like Serbia, she said that she is anti-star and she wears earth-friendly outfit.
Also the boys from Timebelle, they are so gentlemen, always say something to make the girl look good.
And Finland so nice and proper.

wim
wim
3 years ago

Looking forward to see Blanche singing again. Let’s hope she has already some more convidence now. Show us some girl power Blanche.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Not that this has anything to do with a song contest, but…
Slavko and Alma are my winners here. 😀
(I know nothing about fashion though – I just think they look great.)

oldschool
oldschool
3 years ago

France Alma I want to see her again, she will slay again

escfan
escfan
3 years ago

Alma is so GORGEOUS!!

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Oh my God!! Can I marry levina please?? She looks smoking hot 😀