The host country certainly knows how to keep fans waiting. Israel’s Kobi Marimi has finally released his entry for Eurovision 2019, “Home”. We now have our full field of 41 songs — but can Kobi give his country a second victory in a row?
Kobi Marimi — “Home”
Kobi had already teased fans with a snippet of “Home” earlier in the week, with a tease of some of the vocals and piano instrumentation of the song.
And their all clear and present in the final, full version of the track. Kobi’s vocals are rich and powerful; “Home” focuses on Kobi’s own life journey and his attempts to find self esteem.
He proudly states that “I am someone” – and we’re given all the feels as he does so. This is an emotional ballad that is full of soul.
There’s also a timeless feel to the track, and this is shared in the music video. Filmed entirely in black and white, Kobi features front and center. He also appears as multiple copies of himself. Get you a man who can do his own backing y’all!
“Home” is certainly a far cry from the crazyness of “Toy”, but it’s a classy, powerful song that is sure to make the audience in Tel Aviv go wild.
The track was written and composed by Ohad Shragai and Inbar Vaizman, whilst the music video shares a Eurovision winning connection. Guy Sagy is the director behind the video, who also worked on Dana International’s “Diva”. Get that winning magic!
What do you think of “Home”? Do you think that Israel can do the double this year, or will we be leaving their “home” for 2020? Let us know all your thoughts on the track in the comments section.