- February 10, 2021
Unfortunately, I can totally see such comments coming in at some point.no „oh that‘s a Chanel-copycat“-posts here yet? no? anyone?
well it won‘t last long I guess…
Next in line: MerguiAnyone who followed Israel’s Eurovision 2018 selection, or knows current Israeli pop music, will recognise this name. Mergui, who placed second to Netta in Next Star for Eurovision, and also happens to be Noa Kirel’s ex-boyfriend, lost to Noa Kirel in the internal selection by only one point, according to a report by Eran Swissa.
Chen Aharoni, who wrote Israel’s 2021 entry and participated in the Israeli selection a couple of times, made the following prediction in the comments: “Both Noa and Mergui will turn down the offer, and so will the third-placer”.
Yeah, I can´t believe how unprofessional and messy this has become within a few hours.
The Israeli delegation should have known better. Noa Kirel is a singer of high calibre - they won´t be getting an artist who will be even more "desired"/"adored" by Eurovision fans.... if she turns it down, they will be disappointed (despite the runner-ups being great as well (perhaps)). If you ask me, they can only lose if she turns it down now.
And I agree with you... I prefer her songs in Hebrew but "Please Don´t Suck" would have been quite a success at Eurovision (in my opinion).
^^ If we speak of international viewers, this will clearly not have any impact - just like the "broken and dead kinetic sun" and that issue was at least "visible".
This will be completely different in Israel since Noa Kirel is a huge star - probably bigger than Xavier Naidoo in Germany at the time he got announced as our entrant. She´s already been making headlines, got interviewed, etc.
Her turning that offer down may have an impact on future submissions, the overall repuation of the contest in Israel and the fans will be furious about it, for sure - Noa has been on top of their wishlist for a while now (same applies to hardcore Eurovision from abroad).