Shalom! Wiwibloggs is on the ground in Israel for the new Eurovision Pre-Party on the block: Israel Calling 2018. Twenty-five acts from the Eurovision Song Contest touched down in Tel Aviv on Sunday and haven’t stopped since. Together with wiwibloggers Deban, Ron and Edd they’re exploring the state of Israel, werking the red carpet and will round out their trip with a performance at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square tomorrow night.
Israel Calling 2018 is the third edition of the pre-party, conceived by Tali Eshkoli (who Melodifestivalen fans will recognise as the Israeli spokesperson), and organised in conjunction with the Israel’s Tourism and Foreign Ministries.
And while the acts are busy warming up for their performance, wiwibloggs has been busier interviewing them and interacting across social media.
Up first was Israel’s Eurovision hopeful Netta. If the bookies have anything to say about it, she’ll be the one lifting the trophy on the night of May 12 in Lisbon.
Wiwiblogger Deban sat down with Netta, where she spoke about watching fan reactions to “Toy” and how she hopes her participation in Eurovision will empower other women.
We also caught up with Belgium’s chanteuse Sennek, who will sing “A Matter of Time” in semi-final 1. Over a glass of wine, she talked us through her song, her fears about how people would react to her song, and her forthcoming promotional tour of Europe.
FYR Macedonia’s Eye Cue also found time to give us an interview. In the clip they spoke about the selection process for Eurovision, the challenges of flitting between genres and tempos on “Lost and Found”, and their thoughts on surviving the “semi-final of death”.
There’s even more action over on our Instagram page, where among other things, wiwiblogger Deban shares a welcome drink with Australia’s Eurovision star Jessica Mauboy.
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