Monday, May 13, 2019

The Land of Honey, Honey

Eurovision Tel Aviv 2019! Are you psyched for Eurovision? Abq Jew sure is. ICYMI: After Netta's grand victory in Lisbon last year, the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will travel to Expo Tel Aviv!

The first Semi-Final will be held on Tuesday May 14; the second Semi-Final on Thursday May 16; and the Grand Final will take place on Saturday May 18. The three shows will be hosted by Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar, and Lucy Ayoub.

Welcome to Tel Aviv IL

Never been to Israel? Never been to Tel Aviv? Lucy Ayoub and Elia Grinfeld welcome you! And in this delightful, highly-criticized (wait; you'll see) video, introduce you to the Holy Land's ... idiosyncracies.

And in case you're wondering: Yes, they meant lovely beaches. And God's watching from above.

Just think - for just a little bit more money than what they already paid for this PR piece, they could've hired a proofreader!

Tel Aviv Beach

They did hire one? Next time, hire two. But Abq Jew digresses. Big surprise.

Antway, here is a video of Kobi Marimi and Israel's 2019 Eurovision entry.

Kobi Marimi: Home 2019

And here is a video of Netta and Israel's winning 2018 Eurovision entry (see Netta's 'Toy' Brings Jerusalem Joy). It is thanks to Netta's winning 'Toy' that Eurovision 2019 is being held in Israel.

Netta: Toy 2018

Wondering how this year's competition stacks up? This video is a preview (recap) of all 41 Eurovision 2019 entries.

All 41 Eurovision 2019 Entries (Recap)

Got a favorite? Abq Jew is sticking with Israel and Kobi Marimi. Even though 'Home' doesn't sound at all like the old music we grew up with. Or grew older with. Or something.

You know - the good stuff. For example: Here is the earworm with which (with whom?) Abq Jew has been blessed since Jane Ellen's June 2018 OASIS class.

Ofra Haza: Chai 1983

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