Actually I didn't really plan to talk to him, I happened to be near the mixed zone and then decided to just tell him how great it is that he continues, but he was suddenly so chatty. And he is lovely positive person in general, always a joy to have a conversation with. He continued talking even after I switched off the recorder. Told, for example, that he was very surprised when he got recognised in Israel. He was at his mother's hometown, Netanya, went to his bank and then one lady there was like: "Noooo, is that really you?!" He was sure she was talking about someone else at first. People here don't really follow skating and don't really follow Winter Olympics even, but he was second at the team event after the short with his "Hava Nagila", and it made news here (some posters on social media were even sure he got silver at Olympics. I was tired to correct everyone who was wrong on the Internet that day ). And so apparently people now recognise him.That was a really nice interview Reut. He comes across very well and great to hear that he really enjoyed his Olympic experience especially after all his hard work in getting Israel there.
There are other Harel Skaat's songs I love much more, but that one is also great (unfortunately live performance at Eurovision was not good at all and he was out of tune, something I never heard him doing before or after that ). Alexey said that Hebrew version is the one he loves and listens to, but maybe Galit's suggestion to take the version with the lyrics people can understand made sense?I seen his SP for the first time at Skate America last night, it really works for him I only wish they went with the Hebrew version. One of my favourite Eurovision songs.