The national final in Israel has changed in the past years and even this year only the singer has been chosen in the “Hakochav Haba 2017” show (Rising Star), all participants had to sing cover songs, where Imri Ziv could convince the Israeli TV spectators and the five jury members with his voice. Some weeks later the song has been presented with a video-clip. This is probably due to the fact that last year the winning song had to be completely re-arranged, this was to avoid. Imri is no stranger to the ESC, he has been the background singer in 2015 and 2016, so this is a great advantage to the other singers, who have not been on a Eurovision stage before. This time Imri is appearing as a solo artist in front of many millions watching.
Imri Ziv was born in Hod haScharon in 1991 and been raised close to Tel Aviv. One of his grandparents come from the Ukraine, this can be seen as good omen. He studied music at the Ilan-Ramon school playing guitar and piano and also participated in the choir of the university. In 2012 he took part at The Voice Israel. Since then Imri performed in dozens of concerts all around the world. Currently he studies visual communications in the second year.
The Israeli entry “I Feel Alive” is a pop dance song which reflects the positive lifestyle of the trend city Tel Aviv – the sun is shining, the beach is close and young people are dancing and having fun. This is the feeling by watching the ambitious video-clip of Imri. If he can transfer this atmosphere to the stage in Kiev, he will definitely shape up well.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.