Natati La Khayay

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Israel "Natati La Khayay"
Eurovision Song Contest 1974 entry
Country Israel
Artist(s) Kaveret
As Poogy
Language Hebrew
Composer(s) Danny Sanderson
Lyricist(s) Danny Sanderson, Alon Oleartchik
Conductor Yoni Rechter
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 11
Appearance chronology
◄ "Ey Sham" (1973)   
"At Va'Ani" (1975) ►

"Natati La Khayay" (Hebrew script: נתתי לה חיי, English translation: "I Gave Her My Life") was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, performed in Hebrew by Kaveret (known as Poogy for this performance).

Typically of the band, the lyrics are full of unusual imagery. The song deals, at least in part, with the power of love, as in lines such as "If she refused – there's no hope".

The song was performed sixth on the night (following Greece's Marinella with "Krasi, Thalasa Ke T' Agori Mu" and preceding Yugoslavia's Korni with "Moja generacija"). At the close of voting, it had received 11 points, placing 7th in a field of 17.

It was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 1975 Contest by Shlomo Artzi with "At Va'Ani".


from Diggiloo Thrush