In mid-February, we reported that Kobi Marimi won the Israel national selection show, HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion, and last weekend saw him drop his official Eurovision song, which is titled “Home”.
The track has been written by Ohad Shargai and Inbar Weitzman. It really allows Kobi Marimi to shine, showing off his soulful, big voice. It’s full of power and emotion which is bound to stun us on the Eurovision stage. It’s quite the fitting title since he is performing the song in his home country of Israel, in the city of Tel Aviv.
The music video is a pure performance visual displayed in black and white, showing off what we can expect from him on stage. We’re excited to see how he performs this live.
Watch Kobi Marimi Perform His Eurovision Track “Home” Here:
Could Israel defend their title and host Eurovision a second time in a row? Or will another country snatch the crown? All acts of the acts have now been announced, they are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Katerine Duska for Greece, Joci Pápai for Hungary, Jurijus for Lithuania, Leonora for Denmark, S!sters for Germany, Ester Peony for Romania, Victor Crone for Estonia, Roko for Croatia, Carousel for Latvia, Tulia for Poland, Hatari for Iceland, Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl for Slovenia, KEiiNO for Norway, Nevena Bozovic for Serbia, Conan Osíris for Portugal, Oto Nemsadze for Georgia, Anna Odobescu for Moldova, Luca Hänni for Switzerland, John Lundvik for Sweden, Zena for Belarus, Sarah McTernan for Ireland, and Chingiz for Azerbaijan.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 41 countries will compete in the contest.