Nadav Guedj, Israel’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, is only 16 years old. Although he looks like a 28-year-old financial strategy advisor, his age makes him one of the youngest contestants this year. And, as heard in our office, he might well get some older ladies in trouble.
Especially when the “Middle Eastern pop anthem” he will perform, “Golden Boy”, makes Pitbull sound like a nervous little poodle. “Did you say hello, my ladies?” (Did you?), “Pull me baby, I’m your trigger, you know that my love is bigger,” “Hold me tight, we’re not going home tonight, oh yeah, do you like my dancing?” (Do you?) are just a few examples of what this scorching volcano of a song will fire out at what will most definitely be a swooning audience. Because, before anything else, “Golden Boy” is the story of a guy attempting to repair his broken heart by partying and enjoying life. Aaw.
Nadav Guedj, who was born in Paris and raised in Israel, is the winner of season two of “The Rising Star”, Israel’s most popular singing competition. The country participated a total of 37 times in the contest since its first run in 1973, and won three times.
Israel’s Eurovision appearances have often been the subject of heated debates. Not because it’s not a European country — we’re long past that point — but because many Arab states don’t recognize the country and boycott anything Israel takes part in.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 2.5/10
Was there enough glitter? 4.25/10
Ok to quit your day job? 0/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 2.25/10