Imri has announced that he is working with the designer David Sassoon on his outfit for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
David Sassoon the British-Israeli designer is working with Imri to work on the outfit that the singer will wear at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This is not the first year that David Sassoon has worked with an Israeli act to design their outfit for the contest. In 2015 the designer also worked with Nadav Guedj to decide on the outfit that he and his backing dancers would wear at that year’s competition in Vienna, Austria.
Imri will be performing the song “I Feel Alive”, this May in Kyiv, Ukraine. The song has been written and composed by Dolev Ram & Penn Hazut, and 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 back in February, 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, and were represented by Ilanit who finished in 4th place with the song “Ey Sham”. Their first victory came in 1978 with Izar Cohen and the Alphabeta. Israel won again the following year with Gali Atari & Milk and Honey. Israel’s most recent victory came in 1998 when Dana International performed “Diva” in Birmingham, beating Malta to victory in a tense voting sequence. Israel struggled in the contest during the early-2010s, failing to qualify for the final from 2011-2014. However since the HaKokhav HaBa selection process was introduced in 2015 they have qualified twice, with Nadav Guedj finishing in 9th in 2015 and Hovi Star finishing in 14th in 2016.