Natati La Khayay

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Israel "Natati La Khayay"
Eurovision Song Contest 1974 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Poogy
Language
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". However, it has been suggested, and since confirmed by band member Danny Sanderson, that the song also contained a veiled political protest against the reign of then-prime minister, Golda Meir, and in favour of the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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".


Sources[edit]

from Diggiloo Thrush