At the beginning of 2017, Imri Ziv became won the fourth season of HaKokhav HaBa and subsequently the third HaKokhav HaBa winner to be awarded the honour of representing Israel at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Now that the Eurovision Song Contest is coming to his home of Israel, does Imri fancy participating again or even hosting? He answered these questions during an Instagram story question and answer session a couple of days ago.
Open to a Eurovision return
During the Instagram Q&A session, a fan asked Imri whether he would consider hosting the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. He certainly didn’t rule it out, asking fans to let him know what they’d think if such an opportunity arose. Furthermore, Imri was asked whether he’d return to Eurovision in the future as a participant? Once again, it looks like he’d be open to the opportunity!
A taste of the Mediterranean?
Of course, Eurovision-related questions cropped up throughout the Q&A session. Imri was asked if he’d like to collaborate with 2018 Eurovision runner-up Eleni Foureira. Imri answered with a big yes! tagging this year’s Cypriot representative in his Instagram story. Could we have witnessed the birth of a future collaboration?
It’s not just a Q&A session that has been going on in Imri’s life… he’s just finished his bachelor’s degree after four years of studying. Congratulations!
Making Europe feel alive
After winning HaKokhav HaBa, Imri represented Israel in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. He closed the second semi-final with the ethno-influenced dance track I Feel Alive, placing third and qualifying for the grand final. The tables turned in the final and Imri opened the show, eventually placing 23rd. It was the third consecutive qualification for Israel. Netta made it four this year in the most emphatic way possible, securing Israel their fourth Eurovision Song Contest victory!
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