Thursday, April 20, 2017

Israel - I feel alive - Imri

Digital release image
23 - 39 pts /3 - 207 pts in semi 2
Imri Ziv (אימרי זיו) represented Israel in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Sad news reached us that it's likely to be the last entry for Israel for some, as the national broadcaster IBA has been dismantled by the gouvernment.
Israel participated since 1973 and gave us many memorable entries including three winners with A Ba Ni Bi (1978), Halleluja (1979) and Diva (1998).
I hope, no, I'm sure, there will be a solution any time soon which will see Israel return to where it belongs, to the contest, cause we're family.
Thanks for all the great years.

The singer for Kyiv was be selected through the talent show The Next Star (HaKokhav HaBa, הכוכב הבא). (a.k.a. Rising Star)
The song I Feel Alive is written by Dolev Ram and Penn Hazut.
The official presentation was on March 13, the song is already here at Eurovision.tv.

I Feel Alive has been released on digital platforms. (Tedy music, later re-issued by Universal)
A 1-track promo cds has been issued and another (commercial?) edition has also been spotted. (see comments). The new edition has a sticker on the case and a different disc, pictures below.
A remix was revealed on April 20. (Listen at Imri's Vevo). It appears to be released as a 1-track promo cds, but I'm not sure if it's a genuine release.


Remix DRI
Versions
I feel alive - ESC/single version
- Kyiv 2CD
I feel alive - karaoke
- digital releases
I feel alive - Official remix by DJ PM and Tomer Maizner
- digital release


2nd digital release image
Links and sources
Thanks to Krzysztof and to Nigel.
Imri Ziv: Facebook
Rising Star Website (in Hebrew)
Israel's recent Eurovision entries are here: 20162015 2014 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009







1st issue disc
2nd issue disc

3 comments:

  1. The song is available on iTunes

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  2. The CD seems to have been re-pressed. This version currently on sale on eBay looks slightly different from my promo CD. I suspect the seller is trying to cash in on people who can't tell it's not the promo version. Don't pay more than a normal commercial price for it - there are bound to be lots of copies of it out there now!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Israel-Eurovision-2017-promo-CD-Imri-I-feel-alive-/252986972492?hash=item3ae732d94c:g:ha4AAOSwAO9ZPkUv

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  3. The CD now seems to have been re-pressed commercially. This version which is currently on sale on eBay looks slightly different from my promo CD. The promo version doesn't have the title all in capitals on the CD and the inner sleeve doesn't have the 'baubles' design on it.

    I suspect the seller is trying to cash in on collectors who can't tell that it isn't the promo version. Don't pay more than a normal commercial price for it - there are bound to be lots of other copies on sale soon!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Israel-Eurovision-2017-promo-CD-Imri-I-feel-alive-/252986972492?hash=item3ae732d94c:g:ha4AAOSwAO9ZPkUv

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