Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package
Imri is a good-looking fella, but if he appears too cocky and unapproachable to televoters, there’s a danger he could lose out.
Imri’s I Feel Alive bring some much needed BPM to this year’s Eurovision. On first listen, it sounds very Tooji during the chorus, but without the ethno instrumentation. It’s a well produced dance track and will surely be a Euroclub favourite.
This isn’t an infectious Golden Boy type track, so I doubt we’ll see Israel invading the top-10 this year unless they have amazing staging. From a jury perspective, though, the song feels rather generic, so again, any prediction of high score looks rather ambitious. And had it been performed by Mei Finegold, I fear we’d be predicting non-qualifier or borderline at best. Luckily for Imri, Israel are in the second half of the easier semi-final; however, that doesn’t make Israel certain qualifiers. Imri is a good-looking fella, but if he appears too cocky and unapproachable to televoters, there’s a danger he could lose out to the more natural, likeable and accessible Belarus or bat shit crazy Croatia.
Israel should qualify, but it’s worth waiting to see how Imri performs his song before committing to the position.