IMRI, along with Eurovision fans, dancers and and a production team, have gathered in the Sharona District of Tel Aviv in order to film the preview video for Israel’s entry of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017,I feel alive. The video will be premiered for the first time on Thursday evening.
As revealed before, the duo behind this year’s entry is made of Dolev Ram and Penn Hazut, who are responsible for Israel’s latest and hottest radio- and YouTube hits. It was also mentioned thatI feel alivewill be an uptempo English song with oriental touches, but less exotic than 2015’sGolden boy.
Preparing for Thursday, IMRI was filmed at the arts centre of Hod HaSharon, his hometown, and joined by fans and dancers at the Sharona District of Tel Aviv to film the official preview video.
Noa Biton, one of the moderators at Israel’s online Eurovision community, states that the local supporters are very relaxed and pleased with the procedure so far. “We managed to hear parts of the song thanks to some snippets that were released online. The producers put in some oriental touches to the common dance beat which is a popular genre in Israel right now and most of the fans are happy that an entry which represents the local lifestyle will go to Eurovision. It is great to bring a refreshment to the stage and to the viewers at home in a year full of ballads.”
Snippets of the video shooting are available on social media networks and Youtube of course, but ESCToday respects the work of the artist and his team, and will not reproduce that material.
The Israeli entry will be premiered during a 20 minute program on IBA1 on Thursday, 9 March, at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time). The program will feature interviews with the songwriters, the head of the selecting committee Moshe Morad, and the representative himself.
“Filming the videoclip of my first song was very exciting. I can’t wait to reveal it to Europe and Australia!”, said IMRI.