Israel – He’s got star quality all right


Hovi is 4th on and it is a complete contrast from Rykka…. not only ‘cos his act is something good but because he is a proper live contender.

I hate to compare anything to Conchita, but in the same way that you were disarmed by the look and concentrated on the voice in 2014, in 2016 the same thing happens with Hovi.  Yes, there will be a minority of people that will concentrate on the perceived campness but when you can sing the song that well, that rightly goes out of the window.

He absolutely belts this out and does’t do any choreography that isn’t required and the feeling around this bit of the press centre is that it was “stunning”. And that doesn’t really do it justice.  It was a totally captivating, engaging, connected and, yes, beautiful performance.

This will qualify and will more than likely do business in the final.