Israel: Moran Mazor

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After singing the Hebrew powerballad Rak Bishvilo (Just For Him), Moran Mazor stormed the Israeli national selection, Kdam, last night. The country’s entry is often sung in Hebrew, but Israel has not qualified for the final since 2010.

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The beauty of these lyrics (below, courtesy of the EBU) certainly reverberate through Moran Mazor’s singing. Of all of this year’s ballads, this is one of the most heartfelt and certainly my favourite. Well-deserving of a place in the final, Moran’s recent streak of dubious press is unlikely to weigh against her at all. At least it’ll be interesting the dress she does in fact decide to pair with her retro glasses.

Contagious rating: 5/10

Only for Him

Again at nights the rain stops its drops
I’m still trying to catch a smile from his lips
How much silences can say and how much they hide
How much truth remains among all queries?

Only for him,
I forget the cold
And thanks to him
I find light in the darkness
Only for him,
I will cross the borders
Only with him the answers to questions

During the days I’ll try to keep a warm tender look
Trying softly stroking his face
How many tears have passed and how many left
How many hopes were built and how many were broken

Only for him,
I forget the cold
And thanks to him
I find light in the darkness
Only for him,
I will cross the borders
Only with him the answers to questions


16/4/2013: Moran Mazor vs. John Galliano 

What really happened…who knows. Was this a PR stunt that backfired? Quite possibly. Does Eurovision even do PR stunts that have any potential to backfire? In any case, Mazor has come out of it with a few more people knowing her name, but with no better hopes of being in the final: whatever she decides to wear will ultimately be the greatest focal point until her singing talent overshadows her fashion consciousness.

 

Last Thursday, reported that Israel’s contestant Moran Mazor had intended to wear a John Galliano dress (the couture fashion designer who was accused of anti-Semitism in 2011) at the semi-finals but was banned from doing so by the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA). Other sources reported that Mazor’s stylist been looking to designers including Galliano for their designs, and that he had ‘accepted the challenge’.

 

Galliano’s PR then came back to say that he had neither been in any ‘official correspondence’ nor had he confirmed that he would make Mazor’s dress.