Exclusive interview with Harel Skaat[1pl-12pt(top-3)]
OGAE Armenia spoke to representative of Israel Harel Skaat. You can read the exclusive interview below:) 12 points from OGAE Armenia(1st place)!
Hello! We are very happy to talk to you.
What is the main reason to take part in the ESC?
Ever since I was a child I’ve been imagining myself competing in the Eurovision and the show in Oslo is a very important experience for me, it’s one of the most exciting moments of my personal and professional life.
Moreover, the competition has come up over the past five years, when The Israeli Broadcasting Authority approached me and asked if I would represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest.
What it feels like to represent a whole country at the ESC?
I’m honored to represent Israel and Israeli music. I believe that participating in the Eurovision is a great, interesting and exciting experience
Will you disclose any details of your performance in Oslo?
Most details are final, and rather simple, as the song is very specific in its form of expression. «Milim» requires maximum focus on the song itself, and not on external stage motives.
Have you already listened the songs of other participants? Do you like the song by representatives of Armenia «Apricot Stone»?
I haven’t heard many of the other songs, but I have listened to the Armenian song and I must say I like it very much. It has a modern ethnic touch which is well made and sung beautifully.
What in the whole process of Eurovision you like the most?
Working on the song and everything that entails. This is the best part since I love music so much. Furthermore, I’m very excited by the great interaction I have with the European audience, which is one of the reasons I chose to participate in the competition.
What are your plans after the competition?
I hope to go on a long tour across Europe, it’s an old dream of mine.
What can you tell to Armenian fans and members of OGAE ARMENIA?
I’d like to thank you for the interview and wish Armenia great success and pleasure from the ESC. I would also like to personally thank all of my Armenian supporters, some of which I’ve seen in a YouTube video and was very touched by it!
Thank you for the interview! Good luck in Oslo!:)