Hovav Sekulets aka Hovi Star is the Israeli singer who will represent his country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Following success in last year's edition, which saw Israel qualify for the grand final for the first time since 2010, Israel Broadcasting Authority decided to collaborate again with the original talent show 'Rising Star' franchise 'The Next Star' -a format combining the Internet, smartphones and television. Hovi Star drew mixed reactions when he was announced as the winner of the third season earlier this month. The problem wasn’t him as a performer, but rather the fact that his song "Made of stars" didn’t really suit him. But the team behind the song has revealed a remastered version that works well with the singer’s voice and personality -and greatly increases Israel’s chances of success in Stockholm. The song went from being a high energy anthem, to a much more stripped down ballad, mostly using piano as the music to begin with and throughout the song much more orchestra sounds. "I decided to connect to Hovi’s real musical roots. He is half American, and loves big R&B ballads. So I turned the song into a ballad, revamped the chorus and wanted to make everybody feel the real message of the song : we must start looking at humanity in a different way. We are all made of stars. We are all equal. We must overcome the differences that tear us apart", said author Doron Medalie. In the music video, Hovi Star walks around the streets of Tel Aviv at night as hundreds of drones fly around him and around the city representing the stars of the song, with the final scene writing its title in the sky. The singer will compete in the first half of the second semi-final on May 12th.