Imri Ziv will be performing “I Feel Alive” for Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine this May.
The title of the song that Imri Ziv will be performing for Israel this May in Kyiv has been revealed as “I Feel Alive”. The reveal of the song will take place in a special broadcast on Channel One on March 9 at 20:00 CET. The song has been written and composed by Dolev Ram & Penn Hazut. Israel’s song was internally selected by a committee at the Israeli broadcaster made up of Dr. Moshe Morad, Aliza Dayan-Hamama and Yuval Ganor , Tmira Yardeni, Mira Spiegel and Tomer G and Aviad Rosenboim.
Imri Ziv won HaKokhav HaBa L’Eirovizion just under two weeks again beating off competition from four other artists in the final. The results of the Super final were as follows:
- Julietta – Shikorim me’ahava (Eden Ben-Zaken) – 58% & 4 Yes’
- Imri Ziv – Because of you (Kelly Clarkson) -74% & 4 Yes’ – 1st
- Diana Golbi – Purple rain (Prince) – 66%
Imri has previous experience of performing at the Eurovision Song Contest. For the past two years he has been a backing singer for the Israeli delegation, performing with both Hovi Star and Nadav Guedj. He will be hoping to continue Israel’s record of qualifying for the Eurovision final every year since HaKokhav HaBa was introduced as the Israeli selection process.
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Israel debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973, on their debut Ilanit finished 4th with the song “Ey Sham”. Israel’s first victory came in 1978 with Izar Cohen and the Alphabeta, Israel won again the following year represented by Gali Atari & Milk and Honey. Israel’s most recent victory came in 1998 when Dana International performed “Diva” in Birmingham, she beat Malta to victory in a tense voting sequence. Israel struggled in the contest during late 00s and early 10s, but in the past two years has qualified for the final.