Time-Warp Tuesday: Junior Eurovision, 1980s style


Contest: 34th, 1989 – Lausanne,Switzerland

Song: Derekh Hamelekh

Artist: Gili and Galit


Result: 12th, 50 points

If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if Justin Beiber was born in Israel in the late 70s and sang a duet with his older sister (whether he has an older sister in reality, I don’t know. But as he wasn’t born in the 70s in Israel, for the purposes of this it is extremely irrelevant), wonder no more! I’d rather hear 12-year-old Gili sing anytime over Beiber however, despite the fact that his voice is so high I have to play the song in a room with no glass for fear of it shattering. 1989 was a stellar edition of the ESC – though not fashion-wise, as the abundance of neck-high waists and voluminous crotches is testament to – and for me, this is one of the reasons why.


About Jaz

Hi there – I’m Jaz, a 27-year-old Aussie with a serious Eurovision obsession. The ESC is the biggest and best party on the planet, and I like to keep it going way beyond May. That’s why I write about anything and everything contest-related (the songs, the costumes, the choreography and my undying love for Ott Lepland, for example) on my blog. Visit and subscribe for rankings, reviews and more fun stuff. You’ll get an automatic douze points from me! www.eurovisionbyjaz.com

Posted on July 12, 2011, in Random Stuff, Time-Warp Tuesdays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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