Netta Barzilai, the Israeli who brought us the victory in 2018, will take the Eurovision 2023 final stage tomorrow and perform a new song. In the dress rehearsal held today, it was revealed that Barzilai at the beginning of the performance descends from the ceiling and renews the eighties hit Spin Me Round. “It’s the fear of God, what will happen if I fall on them?” she said in an interview with the Israeli media
Leon Kichler, Liverpool
| Published 12/05/23 18:02 | Updated 12/05/23 22:56
“A dream I’ve had all my career is to fly in the air”: Neta Barzilai will perform tomorrow as part of the artistic program at the Eurovision 2023 final. Today she already did a dress rehearsal – the same one in which Noa Kirel bombarded and swept away the journalists watching – for her performance and what do you know, she descends from the ceiling at the beginning of her performance. “I’m not sure how many meters I’m in the air, but it’s something like 10-13, it’s very scary up there,” Neta told the Israeli media after the rehearsal. “I’m supposed to be standing above the audience of an entire arena, so it’s like I’m afraid of what will happen if I fall on them? I’m imagining all the possible scenarios. My microphone is tied to my wrist like a bracelet so that I don’t drop a microphone on someone’s head and drop them, I literally take off above them “.
“It’s great fun, it’s a dream I’ve had my whole career to fly in the air and they made it come true,” when asked if she felt five years had passed since her Eurovision 2018 win, she replied: “It feels like a lot more has passed and it feels like a lot less has passed. I don’t know how to explain It’s in the words. It feels like you’re also taking in something that is a great writer and how fun it is to be here when Noa does it. All the stories come together – Doron and Noa, and with me (Bezaleli, the stylist for both) like a very complete and fun story.”--
“It’s a very warm family (the Eurovision community), they’ve always hugged me very tight. And it’s a great happiness and fun. What’s going to happen on stage is something we’ve really worked very hard on. Twelve crew members worked on my look. Currently six are working on it, one holding I have the wings, someone makes sure the corset stays in place. It’s really a hysterical celebration that you can only crack like that at Eurovision.”
Netta will perform a new song tomorrow, as mentioned, a cover version of You Spin Me Round, the eighties hit by the band Dead Or Alive. “It’s actually an artistic part, all the great songs that came out of Liverpool, of course the Beatles came from here and it was hard for me to touch the Beatles’ song Dead Or Alive, it’s a song that had a terrible effect on me as Casha and Flo-Rida released it and then as if I went looking for it, I remember it was the first time I went to investigate where the music came from She came because I realized it was a cover.”
“When I realized that they were from Liverpool, I said well, there is no other option, I have to do this song. There is something so fun about renovating a song like this that it was a back-and-forth job that we send to England, they send back. I worked on it with my producer Avshalom Ariel and it was exciting.”
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