The Promised Podcast: Eurovisionaries

PART 3: On why Israelis go gaga over the cheesy, trashy, irresistible Eurovision song contest

Israel's IMRI performs the song "I Feel Alive" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 2 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 11, 2017.
Israel's IMRI performs the song "I Feel Alive" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 2 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 11, 2017. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Noah, Don and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag ponder why Israelis are gaga over the cheesy, trashy, irresistible Eurovision song contest!

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.