One Israeli call away from Charlie Puth

Jerusalem Post, May 21, 2016

If you’re not female between the ages of 12 and 18, you may not yet have heard of Charlie Puth. The 24-year-old heartthrob follows a clique of young crooners who make their teenage fans cry, like Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas, with their love songs and boyish good looks. In Puth’s case, it happens to be Jewish good looks (from his mom’s side).

Puth’s “One Call Away” has conquered international airwaves – and the hearts of young German girls. When he got on stage for his Berlin concert last week at the Postbanhof Club, Puth noticed a fan’s sign that had him dressed as Superman, a play on the line: “I’m only one call away/I’ll be there to save the day/Superman’s got nothing on me.”

Puth was only one call – or rather one message – away when a mutual friend introduced me to Puth’s Israeli music director and guitarist, Asaf Rodeh, ahead of his Berlin concert, which happened to coincide with the Eurovision song contest. Rodeh arranged a “meet and greet” with the pop star for us.

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