Since he became Israel's Eurovision entrant, Kobi has become the nation's sweetheart. His soulful singing has brought him 'home', which is also the title of the song that has been written especially for him to perform at the competition. The song brings his personal story and struggles to the Eurovision Song Contest stage.
Home was co-written by Inbar Wizman and Ohad Shragai, whoa re both singers and songwriters from Tel Aviv.
The music video was directed by one of Israel’s leading directors, Guy Sagy. Guy also directed Diva by 1998 Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana International. The video was filmed in black and white, using classic shooting techniques that brings Kobi to the center and makes his unique vocals stand out.
Kobi Marimi was already a well known performer and artist in Israel before he won this year’s edition of Rising Star, Israel’s national selection show to pick the artist that will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Kobi won the 2017 Music Celebrations ‘Promising Actor’ award for his role in Messiah Now.
Although he started singing at 13 years of age, Kobi pursued an acting career growing up and had no real professional music experience until he decided to participate and compete in 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 and winning the show.
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