Israel Calling – As part of the Eurovision pre-events, Israel added an event to this year’s calendar. Israel Calling, a three day event, has seen 12 acts visit Israel, sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The main concert has taken place tonight in the Theatre venue in Tel Aviv.
- Amir (France)
- Michal Szpak (Poland)
- Joe and Jake (United Kingdom)
- Jüri Pootsmann (Estonia)
- ManuElla (Slovenia)
- Rykka (Switzerland)
- Lidia Isac (Moldova)
- Ivan (Belarus)
- Ovidiu Anton (Romania)
- Zoe (Austria) and host;
- Hovi Star (Israel).
Edit: Justs (Latvia) and Agnete (Norway) had to cancel. Also added from the original listing were Samra (AZE), Sandhja (FIN), Sanja (SRB), Eneda (ALB), Lidia (MOL), Donny (LITH) and Freddie (HUN).
Moran Mazor (Israel 2013) sang ‘Rak Bishvelo‘ live at the Pre-Party Welcome Ceremony and red carpet gala.
Today the acts all went off in the pouring rain to plant a tree in the Eurovision forest where some interviews were done.
The concert was live streamed on YouTube although there were broadcast and sound issues, and there are also concert videos online already by Esckaz:
As well as the 12 acts, the Drag Queens band “Peot Kdoshot” also performed to a Eurovision medley and former winner Izhar Cohen (Israel 1978) permed ‘A-Ba-Ni-Bi‘.
The BBC have also published a video of the UK’s Joe and Jake performing here.
Source: Esckaz, Wiwibloggs, Israel calling Facebook, BBC