As with many other broadcasters this year, KAN has been very discreet about its Eurovision entry. Last week they released a minimalist teaser which features the name of the song – “Home” – and an interactive drawing of a home being created.
Today KAN has gone further, releasing a 20-second snippet of the song with the following introduction.
“Eurovision is coming home. KAN are excited to reveal a snippet of Home, the song that will represent Israel in Tel Aviv. The full clip will be revealed on Sunday…”
האירוויזיון מגיע הביתה 🇮🇱
כאן מתרגשים לחשוף טעימה ראשונה מ-HOME, השיר שייצג את ישראל באירוויזיון 2019 בתל אביב. הקליפ המלא ייחשף ביום ראשון בפרמיירה ביוטיוב, בפייסבוק ובכאן 11 – במסגרת טקס פרסי האקדמיה שיועבר בשידור חי בטלוויזיה, ברדיו ובדיגיטל.#כאן_אירוויזיון pic.twitter.com/vLq7YsgIdL
— כאן (@kann) March 7, 2019
Kobi Marimi, Israel’s representative, tweeted his own message, which sounds quite promising:
Are you ready for it? Cause I am”
— Kobi Marimi (@KobiMarimi) March 7, 2019
“Home” was written and composed by Ohad Shragai and Inbar Vaizman, and it’s described as “a touching ballad that will be perfect for Kobi’s powerful voice.”
This is definitely expressed in the snippet and we can assume that Kobi’s huge vocals will play a major role in the song. The snippet was also aired on Keshet Channel 12 during their 8pm news. Curiously and perhaps wisely, the news presenter had his own observation: “This short snippet doesn’t tell us much about the song…”
Speaking of his song with Wiwibloggs about two weeks ago, Kobi said: “When I first heard the song I was very moved by it, and I immediately connected to it. Thank you to the committee for choosing a song that fits me perfectly.”
The song will be released on Sunday, 10 March, 2019 and will be broadcast during the Israeli TV awards. Does this mean a decent ranking for the host country — after previous hosts have endured so much heartache? Currently it is ranked 26th (out of 41) with the bookies…but this is before the song has been released.
We will have to wait until 18 May to find out.