Shalom! Israel is calling for the third consecutive year. The mother of all Eurovision pre-parties, which also serves as a promotional event for the state of Israel, will set the world on fire between April 8th and 11th. And the line up so far is star-studded to say the least.
Officials previously teased that “at least 25 acts” would attend. And 11 acts from this year’s Eurovision have already been announced with more set to follow.
The latest confirmed include Madame Monsieur — the electro-pop duo singing “Mercy” — and the Danish viking Rasmussen. He will take a leap and land on higher ground in Tel Aviv. He’ll also bring his pacifist viking anthem with him…and that red beard which we are dying to grab hold of.
FYROM’s Eye Cue have also been confirmed with their Reggeae-bop “Lost and Found” and are bound to bring people to the dance floor. Cesár Sampson will fly in from Austria to perform “Nobody But You”…and there truly is no one like him this year. How many former backing vocalists do you know who have moved centre stage with such confidence and power, and who can model and teach fitness classes in their spare time? All hail, all hail!
Other acts confirmed for the bash so far are Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Switzerland’s Zibbz, Montenegro’s Vanja Radovanovic, Spain’s number one sweethearts Amaia & Alfred, the Georgian vocal group Iriao, Alekseev from Belarus and last but certainly not least, Israel’s homegirl, Netta Barzilai.
Organisers will continue to announce acts in the days ahead.
But that’s not all. This year they also created a little competition among Eurofans, asking them to send a video of themselves explaining why they should win an all-expenses, VIP trip for two.
The votes have been tallied, those who obtained votes through questionable means have been disqualified and the winner is in. And it’s none other than Edd, a wiwiblogger who covered Eurovision 2016 with us in Stockholm!
In his video he served “Golden Boy” realness and we’re so excited that Europe responded so positively to his video.
A buffet of talent and fun is waiting for devoted fans in Tel Aviv between April 8th and 11th. What do you think about the present line-up of Israel Calling? Are there any special acts that you want to see? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.