Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Israel – “Made Of Stars” By Hovi Star

Hovi-Star-Eurovision-2016-IsraelEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Israel song is called “The Last of Our Kind” and is performed by Hovi Star.

ARTIST

Hovi Star is one of Israel’s most recognised and beloved singers and since 2009 he has released several singles and performed hundreds of times, all over the world. Hovi also wrote and composed songs for other singers and was asked to join the dubbing ensemble for the Hebrew versions of Disney and Pixar box office hits including Frozen, Lego, Cinderella, Inside Out and others.

Hovi’s childhood dream was to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. With rare vocal abilities and a winning personality, he recently took part in the music reality TV show, The Next Star for Eurovision. Hovi was a clear favourite from the beginning, winning the hearts of both viewers at home and the panel of expert jurors. Hovi is also very interested in fashion, which will be reflected in his performance on stage in Stockholm.

SONG

The song was arranged 4 times before its final version. It was very important for the team that people will relate to the song, so they changed it, again and again, until they felt like it got the perfect treatment.

 

OPINION

Hovi seems to be like a version of Sam Smith whose lost his hair spray and his hair’s flopped down. However, he sings a nice ballad and it seems like a big change for Israel as there is no hint of their traditional sound which is slightly disappointing. As far as ballads go it’s one of the better ones this year.

PREDICTION

It will qualify as it’s one of the best ballads this year but I don’t really think it will cause too much commotion and will finish outside the top ten.

LYRICS

“A language I don’t understand.
You speak, I listen, I’m your friend,
You hypnotize me…

Take my hand,
A million faces tied in chains,
You ride a black horse in the rain,
You hypnotize me…

Don’t escape no more, no more,
no more, no more,
‘cause we are all…

Made of stars
Silver fragments fallin’
We are… made of stars.
We are made of stars,
Searching for that secret promise,
Made of stars.

You heal me, you fill me
Ignite a flame within me
Hypnotize me

mmmm… I’m begging you
Don’t escape no more, no more,
no more, no more,
‘cause we are all…

Made of stars
Silver fragments fallin’.
We are… made of stars.
We are made of stars,
Searching for that secret promise,
Made of stars.

Tell me that you understand,
Come in close and take my hand,
Let’s float across the sky line,
There’s no floor and there’s no ceiling –
Dance with me like we are made of stars.

‘Cause we are, ’cause we are,
‘Cause we are, ’cause we are,
We are, we are, we are…

We are made of stars,
Silver fragments fallin’.
We are… made of stars.
We are made of stars,
Searching for that secret promise,
Made of stars.

Dance with me like we are made of stars…
Dance with me like we are made of stars.”

Good luck Hovi!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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