Israel: Demo of ‘Home’ Leaks Online

Israel – A little ahead of schedule today,  a demo of the Israeli entry ‘Home‘, sung by the songwriter Ohad Shragai seems to have leaked online. Kobi Marimi will perform it in Tel Aviv and his version will be revealed later today.

You can hear the demo here.

UPDATE:  Kobi’s version HERE



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114 comments on “Israel: Demo of ‘Home’ Leaks Online

  1. It’s more a song for a “best musical song competition”
    Not my cup of tea…….

  2. I don’t know what to think about Malta. That’s at least two songs in one. And I just like the cheesier parts (which add personality to the song) and not the bland Symphonix mainstream pop parts.

  3. Actually, at one of the Melodi Grand Prix’es we had at musicology, I was in a group that made a song about a Chameleon (the theme that year was “Jungle Jingle”). Our song was more like a funk/jazz thing though.

  4. Nevena Bozivic is filiming her official video at Palic lake according to some rumors..
    Ahahahahahaa I’m so afraid for he scene now.. :DDD :P

  5. Malta has upped its game for sure. I don’t think it’s better than Switzerland but it is definately very good and better than Cyprus at the very least. Very Dua Lipa, nice groovy tune. And very contemporary for Maltese standards. They put an effort this year. The chorus is a tad annoying for my taste and this is the only thing that makes me prefer Switzerland. Good job Malta !

  6. On Malta: I actually quite like it. It’s a professionally produced summary tune. I have an issue with the lyrics though: “Give me fire / I am a fighter / Give me love / I am your lover”. Really?

    I hope that they won’t overstage it and that they won’t dress Michela like a 50 year old lady attending the village festa. Good luck!

    • I can’t understand her English pronunciation a lot of the time, so a lot of the lyrics are kinda lost on me. Sonically, the song is interesting. I’m not in love with it but it’s good. I think the chorus is by far better than the verses. I hope it gets a good performance in Tel Aviv because that could save it for me.

    • I’ll put it on the average shelf for now.

    • Music by: Lost Capital, tokionine
      Lyrics by: Garik Papoyan

    • They tried to sound alternative but in the end it is a pompous and all over the place piece. Srbuks vocals are still quite weak as I remember them from ETSC.

      • It’s a contemporary pop song and her voice sounds nice but it’s a song hard to sing live so he has to be really good.

  7. Malta is the best of the 3 today, sorry Armenia

    1. 🇸🇮 Slovenia
    2. 🇵🇱 Poland
    3. 🇳🇱 Netherlands
    4. 🇨🇭 Switzerland
    5. 🇲🇹Malta
    6. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
    7. 🇦🇹 Austria
    8. 🇧🇪 Belgium
    9. 🇮🇹 Italy

    10. 🇳🇴 Norway
    11. 🇧🇾 Belarus
    12. 🇨🇾 Cyprus
    13. 🇷🇴 Romania
    14. 🇦🇲 Armenia
    15. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
    16. 🇮🇸 Iceland
    17. 🇷🇸 Serbia
    18. 🇷🇺 Russia
    19. 🇦🇱 Albania

    20. 🇪🇸 Spain
    21. 🇲🇪 Montenegro
    22. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
    23. 🇬🇷 Greece
    24. 🇱🇻 Latvia
    25. 🇱🇹 Lithuania
    26. 🇵🇹 Portugal

    27. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
    28. 🇮🇪 Ireland
    29. 🇪🇪 Estonia
    30. 🇫🇮 Finland
    31. 🇭🇺 Hungary
    32. 🇦🇺 Australia
    33. 🇩🇰 Denmark
    34. 🇩🇪 Germany
    35. 🇸🇪 Sweden
    36. 🇲🇩 Moldova
    37. 🇮🇱 Israel

    38. 🇬🇪 Georgia
    39. 🇫🇷 France
    40. 🇭🇷 Croatia
    41. 🇸🇲 San Marino

    As of right now, my final ranking. Things will probably move up and down as we get closer to May, but here it is with all 41 entries.

  9. Srbuk: too cold for Eurovision.

  10. The three releases today just made the Dutch odds even better lol

  11. I personally really like Armenia mainly for the chorus and the belting (I needed a screaming ESC lady this year) but the intro is off putting. Reminds me of Shelter from Serbia. I expect a good live from her but she needs to practice her pronunciation a lot.

  12. Well, it’s official now: 22 won ‘19!
    Had to listen to that after what I went through the last 2 days. Haha

    Truth be told, I knew in my heart of hearts that Sarah would be the one, and wouldn’t be unseated.

    Good luck Sarah.

  13. Israel: Why couldn’t he sing something in hebrew? That act he does is why they chose him, but did he really have to bring the crooner parody persona to their entry? This is an overblown Disney piano ballad where the whole song is the “I am someone, I am someone” phrase (like Russia’s “they scream, they screeeeeam”). Another host that flirts with last place it seems.

    I know that after they won they decided to pick something “just for themsleves” but is this really what they like? Do they hire singers like that in weddings and bar-mitzvahs?

  14. Israel 19 – pompous, vapid , melodramatic, borderline ludicrous. No! Good luck, Israel!

  15. I’m so disappointed in Israel. I expected something really nice from them. But this is such a weak ballad… I don’t have anything nice to say about it unfortunately. :/

  16. I like his voice a lot, but the song is overdramatic. The video focus on the singer and this black and white theme makes it even worse. If this is part of a musical I would get it, but I don’t think they have the intention to perform it in that way.

  17. Israel is very below average to me. A Disney ballad incredibly over-dramatised and cliche. Has a promising start but nothing after that. Could he another host bottom 5…

  18. Israel’s entry is unable to keep the balance between emotional and overtly pompous. It could be something very good if it wasn’t for Kobi’s over the top vocal performance at the chorus especially (the verses have a gentleness that I appreciate). This makes it feel not quite authentic and the feeling it wants to convey is lost somewhere in between Kobi’s efforts to look good and sound impressive. I’d say they really don’t want to win this again.

  19. Israel creeping into my top-20 now

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