Even though Israeli actress, model and all around Wonder Woman Gal Gadot was too busy to host Eurovision in Tel Aviv this year, it doesn’t mean she won’t make an appearance…even if it’s pre-recorded. And today long awaited details of the star’s involvement in the contest were finally revealed by Israeli Magazine Israel Hayom.
According to the tabloid, Gal will appear in a video sketch where she lands in Israel and gets into a taxi driven by none other than Yuval Semo.
Although the name Yuval Semo may be unfamiliar to those outside of Israel, he’s a big deal. The Israeli actor and comedian played a taxi driver in the popular comedy show Erez Nehedert (“A Great Country” in English) for several seasons. In-between punchlines the celebrity-duo will introduce the host country to viewers and show them everything it has to offer.
As amazing as this sounds, the paper also reports that Yuval Semo wasn’t KAN’s first choice. Apparently producers tried to get James Corden — the British comedian and host of the American viral hit “Carpool Karaoke”. They wanted him to discover the country alongside viewers.
Although Plan A and James Corden didn’t work out, we think Yuval is perfect for the role. We have the slightest suspicion that he’s more familiar with Tel Aviv than James anyway…
With Eurovision less than a month away, KAN’s full plans are slowly being revealed — and it’s clear they want Israel to put on a proper star-studded spectacle. International stars such as Madonna and a host of previous Eurovision winners have already been announced as interval acts, and it seems that Eurovision won’t be shy of local queens either!
Suddenly those sky-high ticket prices seem more than worth it.
What do you think? Which celebrity are you most excited to see appear at Eurovision in Tel Aviv? Let us know in the comments!