Introducing 2012: Israel!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Izabo

Izabo are best described as a brilliant, action packed combination of Psychadelic Rock, Disco, Punk flavoured with Arabic spices. They secured a spot as one of Israel’s most successful alternative pop bands with the 2003 release of their debut album The Fun Makers.

From there Izabo went on to sign with Sony BMG, and in the same year released “The Morning Hero EP” in the UK and began to take their funky sounds to an international audience. In January of 2005 The Fun Makers was released in the Benelux countries via the label Rough Trade NL, and in 2006 it was released in France via Roymusic/ Discograph. Since 2006, Izabo have been busy touring Europe constantly and showcasing their catchy disco beats at a variety of festivals including Trans Musicales, The Paleo Festival, and Eurosonic.

Entry: ‘Time’

As well as Izabo, IBA internally selected ‘Time’ as the israeli entry to the 2012 Eurovision, It was supposed that KDAM would return with a new concept but was cancelled, ‘Time’ is sung in Hebrew and English. It was composed and penned by Ran Shem-Tov & Shiri Hadar, both Izabo members.

Tomorrow we will introduce the Sammarinese entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!


3 comments on “Introducing 2012: Israel!

  1. Israel will be represented by a fantastic retro song this year. Everything seems to be professionally and competently produced and “Time” brings a smile to my face every time I listen to the song, I might even jump around the house. LOL The lyrics are just perfect for this kind of song where you do not expect to find any profound meaning and contain my favorite 2012 line: “I will feed you songs and wine”. Izabo are a well established group in Israel and thus I expect them not to make a mess of the song live. I certainly hope that they won’t try to bring the over the top circus theme of the video to the Baku stage. For now and without any live material to judge … 12/12 and 4th place on my pre-rehearsals list. 🙂

  2. There aren’t many songs that make me jump around the house, but I have danced in the shower on occasion – I usualy listen to music at the same time. This year’s Israeli entry just doesn’t do it for me, I am rather indifferent to it.

  3. This is a very good song. What reaaly pleases the most is the way they perform it. They would benefit immensely from being able to play their instruments live.

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