WATCH: Israel unveils its 2019 Eurovision song 'Home'

Kobi Marimi: 'The song speaks about empowerment and self confidence, a topic that is close to my heart.'

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March 11, 2019 11:49
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Kobi Marimi will be singing 'Home' at the Eurovision this year

Kobi Marimi will be singing 'Home' at the Eurovision this year. (photo credit: RONEN AKERMAN)

 
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Can Israel bring the Eurovision “Home” again in 2020?

On Sunday evening, the KAN public broadcaster released the official video for its 2019 Eurovision song: “Home,” by Kobi Marimi. The video, shot completely in black and white, features Marimi singing dramatically while his reflection is graphically reproduced in the background. The song was written by musicians Ohad Shragai and Inbar Vaitzman.



In the ballad, which is entirely in English, Marimi sings about “coming home.”

“I feel the sun upon my skin/ And I am someone, I am someone,” he sings in his signature, opera-tinged style. “You pulled my heart, I took it in/ It made me someone, I am someone/ And now I’m done, I’m coming home.”


Marimi said Sunday, “I am excited and proud to represent my country here at home. The song speaks about empowerment and self-confidence, a topic that is close to my heart, and I believe that everyone can relate to it like I can.”

Since Israel is hosting the competition this year after winning in Portugal in 2018, Marimi will not be competing in either of the semi-finals. Instead, he will advance straight to the live grand finale on May 18.

Can Israel pull off a double win like it did in 1978 and 1979, and bring the contest “Home” once more? Tune in to KAN 11 on May 18 and find out.

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