Kobi Oshrat קובי אשרת
The Israeli composer and noble conductor Kobi Oshrat is most famous for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with the (initially rejected) song "Hallelujah", but as you will learn from this extensive episode about his career in general and his participations in Eurovision and the Israeli pre-selection Kdam in particular, this man has had his fingers in almost every nook and cranny of the Israel music business for many decades.
A musician of the old school, Kobi tells us that he is the most happy when conducting an orchestra, and he reveals stories of his songs and artists he has worked with such as Ofra Haza, Gali Atari and Izhar Cohen, and we also learn about his greatest regrets, one of which is heavily tied to Eurovision colleagues ABBA.
Legend: Kobi Oshrat קובי אשרת
Songs: Hallelujah (Israel 1979) Ole Ole (Israel 1985) Shir Habatlanim (Israel 1987) Kan (Israel 1991) Ze rak sport (Israel 1992)
Host: Emil Löfström