The song Mi amore by Velvet, which competed in the 2006 Swedish national contest, Melodifestivalen, has become a nationwide hit… in Israel.
Velvet performed the song Mi amore in the second heat of the 2006 Melodifestivalen in Karlstad. The performance on the night was not a huge success. The song managed to qualify to the second chance heat but notto the grand final in Stockholm.
Nevertheless, the song became a smashing hit lately… in Israel. The song is being played constantlyon various radio stations and scored a top 5 position in several radio charts. A summer music magazine, sponsored byNokia,also declared that Mi amore is the most refreshing hit this summer in Israel. It might not be Melodifestivalen's only entry to do well in Israel – BWO's Temple of love, which almost took the victory out of Carola's hands in the 2006 Swedish final, is also being played these days on radio stations in Israel.