Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Kobi Marimi

Home

The 27-year-old Kobi Marimi will represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Kobi was born in Ramat Gan, Israel and started singing at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, majoring in theatre, he followed his passion for the stage and studied in an acting studio, for 3 years trying to build the confidence he felt he was lacking. He got much more than that; Kobi lost more than 50 kilos, starred in several plays and even won a 'Promise of the Year' award for his achievements.

Preview video

Even though Kobi pursued acting growing up, Kobi had no real professional music experience until he decided to participate and compete in the hit reality show Rising Star. Throughout the show, Kobi gained more and more public attention for his unique style and vocal capabilities, which ended with him reaching the finals, winning this year's competition and along with it, the chance to represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
Since he became the Israeli representative, Kobi has become the nation's sweetheart. His soulful singing has brought him 'home', which is the title of his participating song. The song was written especially for him, bringing his personal story and struggles to the stage.

Participation

The entry

Title
Home
Performed by
Kobi Marimi
Written by
Inbar Wizman, Ohad Shragai
Composed by
Inbar Wizman, Ohad Shragai
Broadcaster
KAN

Lyrics of Home

English (Original)

Caught up in this moment'til my heartbeat stopsI've been running barefoot to the mountain topsNothing comes as easy as it goesI can hug the water when it snows
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming home
I used to listen to the way they talkCounting down the minutes from the ticking clock
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming…
Home was so far,Collecting scars, I refuseAnother touch won't be another bruise
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneI'm standing tall not giving inCause I am someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming home

The entry

Title
Home
Performed by
Kobi Marimi
Written by
Inbar Wizman, Ohad Shragai
Composed by
Inbar Wizman, Ohad Shragai
Broadcaster
KAN

Participation

The 27-year-old Kobi Marimi will represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Kobi was born in Ramat Gan, Israel and started singing at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, majoring in theatre, he followed his passion for the stage and studied in an acting studio, for 3 years trying to build the confidence he felt he was lacking. He got much more than that; Kobi lost more than 50 kilos, starred in several plays and even won a 'Promise of the Year' award for his achievements.

Preview video

Even though Kobi pursued acting growing up, Kobi had no real professional music experience until he decided to participate and compete in the hit reality show Rising Star. Throughout the show, Kobi gained more and more public attention for his unique style and vocal capabilities, which ended with him reaching the finals, winning this year's competition and along with it, the chance to represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
Since he became the Israeli representative, Kobi has become the nation's sweetheart. His soulful singing has brought him 'home', which is the title of his participating song. The song was written especially for him, bringing his personal story and struggles to the stage.

Lyrics of Home

English (Original)

Caught up in this moment'til my heartbeat stopsI've been running barefoot to the mountain topsNothing comes as easy as it goesI can hug the water when it snows
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming home
I used to listen to the way they talkCounting down the minutes from the ticking clock
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming…
Home was so far,Collecting scars, I refuseAnother touch won't be another bruise
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneI'm standing tall not giving inCause I am someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming home

The entry

Title
Home
Performed by
Kobi Marimi
Written by
Inbar Wizman, Ohad Shragai
Composed by
Inbar Wizman, Ohad Shragai
Broadcaster
KAN

The 27-year-old Kobi Marimi will represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Kobi was born in Ramat Gan, Israel and started singing at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, majoring in theatre, he followed his passion for the stage and studied in an acting studio, for 3 years trying to build the confidence he felt he was lacking. He got much more than that; Kobi lost more than 50 kilos, starred in several plays and even won a 'Promise of the Year' award for his achievements.

Preview video

Even though Kobi pursued acting growing up, Kobi had no real professional music experience until he decided to participate and compete in the hit reality show Rising Star. Throughout the show, Kobi gained more and more public attention for his unique style and vocal capabilities, which ended with him reaching the finals, winning this year's competition and along with it, the chance to represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
Since he became the Israeli representative, Kobi has become the nation's sweetheart. His soulful singing has brought him 'home', which is the title of his participating song. The song was written especially for him, bringing his personal story and struggles to the stage.

Lyrics of Home

English (Original)

Caught up in this moment'til my heartbeat stopsI've been running barefoot to the mountain topsNothing comes as easy as it goesI can hug the water when it snows
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming home
I used to listen to the way they talkCounting down the minutes from the ticking clock
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming…
Home was so far,Collecting scars, I refuseAnother touch won't be another bruise
I feel the sun upon my skinAnd I am someone, I am someoneYou pulled my heart, I took it inIt made me someone, I am someoneI'm standing tall not giving inCause I am someone, I am someoneAnd now I'm done, I'm coming home

Participation