Israel Calling 2022: Eurovision Promotional Event Returns!

One of the most impressive and beloved Eurovision promotional events returns this year.
Yes, you are right, “Israel Calling” will be held on April 2022!

The last time the event took place was in 2018.
In 2019, Israel hosted Eurovision 2019, and therefore the efforts focused on the orange carpert and all the Eurovision related events.

(Israel Calling 2018)

In the last two years, pandemic restrictions didn’t permit holding the event.
However, now it is time to celebrate!

About Israel Calling 2022

The event will be under the responsibility of Tali Eshkoli Productions.
They will collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage and the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

More than 20 delegations will travel to Israel. They will enjoy beautiful views, inspiring heritage and culture and a warm Israeli audience.
Artists and delegations will enjoy the cultural experience that Israel suggests with the beautiful views and sites in the capital city Jerusalem and the city Tel Aviv.
The peak of the promotional events will be on Thursday evening, the 7th of April 2022.
The audience will be able to show live performances of the acts that will arrive in Israel.
They will perform their Eurovision 2022 songs.
The show will be held at Menora Arena in Tel Aviv. Tickets will be sold soon!

A list of confirmed artists will be gradually published in the coming days.
However, some of the artists have already revealed their intention to come on their media channels .
So who are the artists that will participate in the “Israel Calling 2022“?

  1. 🇮🇱 Israel: Michael Ben David [official confirmed]
  2. 🇦🇱 Albania: Ronela Hajati [official confirmed]
  3. 🇲🇹 Malta: Emma Muscat [official confirmed]
  4. 🇩🇪 Germany: Malik Harris [official confirmed]
  5. 🇷🇴 Romania: WRS [official confirmed]
  6. 🇪🇪 Estonia: STEFAN [official confirmed]
  7. 🇲🇪 Montenegro: Vladana Vucinic [official confirmed]
  8. 🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez [official confirmed]
  9. 🇵🇱 Poland: Ochman [official confirmed]
  10. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Intelligent Music Project [official confirmed]
  11. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: We Are Domi [official confirmed]
  12. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Andrea [official confirmed]
  13. 🇭🇷 Croatia: Mia Dimšić [official confirmed]
  14. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn [official confirmed]
  15. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli [official confirmed]
  16. 🇮🇪 Ireland: Brooke [official confirmed]
  17. 🇦🇺 Australia: Sheldon Riley [official confirmed]
  18. 🇬🇪 Georgia: Circus Mircus [official confirmed]
  19. 🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika LIU [official confirmed]
  20. 🇦🇹 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria [official confirmed]
  21. 🇱🇻 Latvia: Citi Zēni [official confirmed]
  22. 🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov [official confirmed]
  23. 🇷🇸 Serbia: Konstrakta [official confirmed]
  24. 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra [official confirmed]

We will update this post once the official confirmation is given!

Tali Eshkoli, the producer of the “Israel Calling” reacted

I am excited to once again bring to Israel a major international event, artists, delegations and journalists from all over Europe for a promo ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest and an introduction to our extraordinary Israeli experience. We warmly embrace all the artists and delegations and are happy for the opportunity to provide them with unforgettable experiences as always. I am happy to produce “Israel Calling” especially after the recent Miss Universe and Eurovision events in Israel, to continue to show the world that Israel is a wonderful place like this to host international productions, invite artists to perform in the embracing and warm Israeli audience and promote the beautiful values ​​and colors of Israel. This is going to be a colorful and happy Eurovision celebration and a demonstration of connection and brotherhood. Welcome back to Israel!

Yoel Razbozov, the minister of tourism, reacted:

“After 2 difficult years, it is time to return to sanity, enjoy hosting international events and revive tourism to Israel. “Such an event symbolizes the recovery of the Israeli tourism industry, which needs certainty and continuity, but also such opportunities to present to the world the beauty, culture, and other goods we have to offer tourists”

Zeev Elkin, the minister of Jerusalem and Heritage, reacted:

“The City of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage under my leadership are happy to once again host the Eurovision artists who come to visit Israel, thus opening the celebrations of the 55th anniversary of the unification of the city. The delegations, coming from dozens of countries, will visit the main sites in the Old City, enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of Jerusalem and the rich and magical cultural offer of the capital of Israel “

Noam Katz, VP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Head of Communications Department, recated :

The Eurovision event, for its diversity, colorfulness and joy inherent in it, embodies in its spirit and color a whole liberal world of values at its core acceptance of the other, freedom of expression and the desire to connect the continent and all partners in these values. Therefore, especially today, where the cannons are roaring the muses do not keep quiet. The arrival of the artists in Israel under the title “Israel Calling”, precisely these days, is a sharp and clear voice in favor of peace and against war.

Ron Huldai, mayor of Tel Aviv Jaffa, reacted:

The Eurovision Song Contest is not only a song contest but a cultural phenomenon that encourages values of diversity, tolerance, loving and respecting each other, of friendship and coexistence. This competition makes us forget our conflicts for one night, to unite and be proud as Israelis. That’s why we can’t avoid mentioning the horrors that take place in the heart of Europe, in Ukraine. Israel Calling, the special promo event that will bring the best of the Eurovision Song Contest to Tel Aviv-Yafo, a moment before the actual contest, will be a celebration diluted with pain and hope. It will have a say that we should do whatever we can to stop the horrors, to lend a hand and help, to open our hearts and save lives

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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