It's always worth remembering that our favourite TV show is a contest for writers, not just performers. So maybe it's time it made more of the songwriters again. Anyone recall the 1985 postcards?

I'm bigging up writers as today's song from Israel was written by the writer of the previous Israeli song. And the contrast between these two songs is striking. Today's birthday boy חובי סטאר‎/Hovi Star (né חובב סקולץ/Hovav Sekulets) sang a very nice little ballad whilst wearing Swarovski* crystals and a dark suit. His song, and Golden Boy from 2015 were written by דורון מדלי/Doron Medalie. Two more different songs you couldn't possibly imagine. Oh, and he co-wrote a certain winning song from 2018 too. I think Hovi's song is the best one. Do you?

Hovi is 32 today.

!יום הולדת שמח, חובי