Israel: Tonight Israel Calling 2023!

Tonight takes place the Israeli Eurovision Pre-Party “Israel Calling” with more than 20 artists in the line-up.

This is going to be the fifth edition of the Israel Calling and has a special meaning as this year marks 50 years since this first participation of Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest alongside with the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. 18 of this year’s Eurovision participants are going to perform tonight.

  • Albania – Albina & Familija Kelmendi
  • Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  • Croatia – Let 3
  • Czechia – Vesna
  • Denmark – Reiley
  • Estonia – Alika
  • Georgia – Iru
  • Ireland – Wild Youth
  • Latvia – Sudden Lights
  • Lithuania – Monika Linkyte
  • Malta – The Busker
  • Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  • Poland – Blanka
  • San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  • Serbia – Luka Black
  • Slovenia – Joker Out
  • Spain – Blanca Paloma
  • Ukraine – TVORCHI

The rest of the line-up includes the bellow guest performers:

  • Anne-Marie David – Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1973
  • Eden Alene – Represented Israel at Eurovision 2020 and 2021
  • Ilanit – Represented Israel at Eurovision 1973 and 1977
  • Imri – Represented Israel at Eurovision 2017
  • Johnny Logan – Winner of Eurovision 1980 & 1987, and winning songwriter in 1992
  • Katrina – Winner of Eurovision 1997
  • Mei Finegold – Represented Israel at Eurovision 2014
  • Shlomit Aharon- Represented Israel at Eurovision 1981

The Israeli Calling 2023 hosts are Dafna Dekel and Sigal Shachmon, who co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 in Jerusalem. Dafna also represented Israel at Eurovision 1992. The event is going to take place at Hangar 11, a familiar place for the Eurofans as it was the venue of the Eurovision Village for the 2019 contest.

Israel Calling is not scheduled to be broadcast live tonight, but those interested can watch it on the upcoming Saturday 08/04 at 20:00 CET through the official YouTube channel of the event.

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra film their postcard in Israel!

Having special permission from the Ukrainian government, Kalush Orchestra started the promotion of their song abroad. First stop is Israel, in the special Eurovision Party called, Israel Calling. Taking advantage of this trip, the group decided to film the postcard for their participation, that is shown before their performance in the semi-final, and hopefully the Final.

With the help of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Kalush Orchestra traveled from Ukraine to Tel Aviv, to perform in Israel Calling, but also to film their postcard.

The group met up with Ukrainian refugees in Israel, singing them what else but “Stefania”, the song that will represent Ukraine in Eurovision 2022.

Kalush Orchestra reunited a few days ago in Lviv, singing in “Stefania” in the roads of the town. The song that is devoted to mothers, has become an hymn to all Ukrainians, in this battle against the Russian invasion.

Ukraine will participate normally in Eurovision 2022, with Kalush Orchestra performing live on stage their song, despite all the possible scenarios emerging in the previous days. Less than a month before the rehearsals, Ukraine is still the favorite to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, according to the betting odds.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Ukrainian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy!