Pick: 'I will back my song for Ukraine in Riga'

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Israeli composer, Tzvika Pick (picture), has confirmed to the web portal Ynet.co.il that he and his ex-wife have written the Ukraine's first ever Eurovision Song Contest's entry, called Hasta la Vista. This information is also confirmed by a press release of Pick's PR management, obtained by esctoday.com.

Pick composed the winning song of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel and the Israeli entry last year. This year, he will cooperate with his ex-wife, Mirit Shem-Or, who penned most of his hits in the past.

Pick says that when the Ukranian entrant, Olexandr Ponomaryov, visited Israel a few weeks ago, he was handed with a few options and he chose Hasta la Vista, which is a very up-beat dance number, as Pick describes it, totally in English.

“Writing the song for the Ukraine is a great privilege and honor for me and for Israeli culture, it took me two weeks to fully understand this right I've been given”, says Tzvika Pick. Pick also says that “Israel will have two songs in Riga. I will back my song because this is a contest, and everyone wants to win”

Other major media in Israel reported on this item today, including the main news magazine on Israel's Channel 2.

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