Hopefully More than a Thousand Words

March 16, 2010 at 09:38 2 comments

 So, it’s been decided. Yesterday the song that will represent Israel in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo was elected — at least officially.

For anyone who saw the show, it’s hard to escape the impression that the song had in fact been elected a long time ago, and that everyone did what they could to push the audience to vote for Milim (“Words”). And they dutifully did.

I hope it’ll do well in Oslo, even though I have my doubts.

Luckily for Israel, even if the song isn’t all that it could be, at least we’re sending the right guy to sing it. The Europeans are already noticing his many talents and in this poll, the aficionados place Harel as number one.

It’s unclear, though, whether it’s the picture or the thousand words that did the trick.

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  • 1. S.  |  March 18, 2010 at 14:11

    Israel, of course, wins, only when a significant part of the song includes words that the average european can recognize or understand. Names, or words that Hebrew contributed to the vocabulary of the world (pretty much limits it to “Halleluja”).

    He is a gifted singer of course, but his moves are much like when my toddlers are shitting their pants.

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  • 2. Mikael Tossavainen  |  March 18, 2010 at 17:55

    Your linguistic analysis is true for “Halleluja” and “Diva”, but I don’t know how many words of “Abanebi” the international audience could recognize.

    As for Harel’s moves, well, he is a gifted singer but maybe not a natural born dancer…

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