As reported yesterday, the three 2008 Eurovision Song Contest representatives, Boaz Mauda from Israel, Sirusho from Armenia and Jelena Tomasevic from Serbia will record their song for peace in Israel. today, esctoday.com can exclusively reveal that the song is written by the three artists with a special guest lyricist, it is none other than Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres.
President Peres welcomed the singersat his officialresidence and declared his hope that the trio would be the beginning of a new era of cultural exchange. He has contributed his own lyrics to the song and they will be recorded by the three artists, all of whom reached the top 10 of the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade earlier this year.
Tomorrow, the trio will be in Southern Israel to shoot their video, with the Hotel Orchid in Eilat as the central location. They will be joined by star Israeli dancer, Rona-Lee on set.
The song will feature on Boaz Mauda's debut album due for release in January. Boaz told esctoday.com: "with my two friends here, Sirusho and Jelena, I truly believe that we can make a change with our music and art. The meeting with President Shimon Peres was very exciting, he greeted us and granted us with best wishes. I hope we can make a change with this song. It is an example of how the young people can make the difference and influence others with their hopes and dreams".