Eurovision Finalists From 28 Nations Visit Israel
On April 5, 28 Eurovision finalists planted trees in Israel representing their countries during a four-day promotional tour ahead of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, May 9-13, 2017. The planting was held in the Eurovision Forest, a section of the Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund Presidents Forest.
The artists and accompanying journalists, bloggers, and videographers from 28 countries – Armenia to Switzerland, plus Israel — received a guided tour of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Herzliya. On April 5, the contestants performed their songs for local and international media at the Theater Club in Tel Aviv.
Eurovision reportedly is viewed live by some 200 million people in Europe, Australia, the United States, China, Canada, and other countries.
“Israel Calling 2017” marked the second time that the majority of Eurovision Song Contest participants have toured Israel. The project, initiated and produced by Tali Eshkoli, was held in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Jewish National Fund, StandWithUs, and the Herzliya and Tel Aviv-Yafo municipalities.
“This event offers all of us the opportunity to connect cultures and different musical styles to one huge nature, similar to that offered by the State of Israel,” said KKL-JNF World Chairman Daniel Atar. “This unique encounter leads to mutual cooperation and brotherhood between different nations and cultures under common ideas, where nature and music are one.”
Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin said he hopes to turn the “Israel Calling” event into an established tradition. “We believe that music, like tourism, is a bridge between people,” he said.
Israel Calling 2017 – Celebrating Eurovision Together!April 3rd-6thProducer: Tali EshkoliLine Producer: Shai BarakVideo Editing: Elad LahmanyPublic Relations: Ofer MenachemThe Song 'Tel Aviv'Performed by Omer AdamWritten and Composed by Doron MedalieArrangement by HenreePresenting Partners for The Israel Calling Event:Israel Ministry of Foreign AffairsIsrael Ministry of TourismIsrael Ministry of Jerusalem and HeritageMunicipality of Tel Aviv-YafoMunicipality of Herzliya Jewish National Fund – Keren Kayemet Le'IsraelSpecial Thanks:StandWithUsMinus 417Mr. Braun – Bus ExperienceLogo design by AvoxvisionThe Footage of Tel Aviv Was Shot by Barak BrinkerProduced by Tali Eshkoli Productions LTD ©
Posted by Israel Calling on Sunday, April 2, 2017
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