Harel’s words aim to get him a long way in Oslo

The words sung by Harel Ska’at come straight from the heart.  He took to the stage for his second rehearsal, and sang really well.

Harel Ska’at had a few problems with his rehearsal this afternoon, that is with the lighting and general stage direction.  As our hosts have been extremely punctual in their organisation, if you’re given 30 minutes to rehearse, you need to make the most of it.  So if you only get to have three run-throughs of your song, then so be it.

Harel tried to make the most of what seemed to be going wrong. He wears a dark blue suit over a white open-necked shirt, although for one attempt the jacket was discarded.  Neither he nor his supporters (two backing vocalists and a pianist) move, so it’s a very static performance.  But static in a good way.  He belts the song out and puts a lot of emotion into it.  It’s heavily orchestrated which enhances it further.

The only thing he lacks at the moment is a rapport with the camera.  He doesn’t often look directly at it.  At the end of the day, this is a TV event, so he needs to engage with the audience at home.  If he can do this next week, Millim will go far.

Source: Eurovisionary.com
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