Tzvika Pick, the composer of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest winner for Israel, Diva, said to Ynet.co.il that he will try to write a song for Lior Narkis, Israeli entrant to the 2003 contest in Riga.
Tzvika Pick (picture) composed the winning Israeli entry in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest and has gained huge success since then. He also composed the last Israeli entry for Sarit Hadad, which reached the 12th position in Tallinn.
Pick was interviewed by the Israeli web portal Ynet.co.il, where he gave his tips for a successful Eurovision entry: “I think there is no difference between writing Eurovision songs and other ones. Not many composers write melodies anymore, and that's the problem,” says Pick. He adds that “all we need is a good, strong song. All the talking about politics is irrelevant when you come up with a hit.”
Pick says it's important that the composer writes an appropriate song for the singer himself. The final entry, according to Pick, must be chosen by the singer and his team, rather than the IBA. “Last year we all, including Sarit Hadad, wanted 'Mister DJ Superman' to be the entry, but the IBA chose 'Light a Candle'. No one listens to you there.”
Tzvika Pick also revealed that he might compose this year's entry as well: “I am trying to write something for Lior. I have all his albums, I've seen him perform and we had conversations. If I come up with something good, I'll give it to him. If not, I'll keep my fingers crossed for them,” he says.