KAN has revealed the nine songs that are competing to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The first stage of the Israeli selection for Eurovision 2021 is underway, with nine songs now available online to listen to. In this first stage the public are invited to vote for their two favourite songs out of the nine. The songs are:
- Can’t Stop a Hurricane
- Coming Out
- La La Love
- Rise Up Today
- Set Me Free
- Spilling Magic
- Ue La La
You can listen to and vote for the songs here.
Two songs out of the ten will go through to the next stage, with one song being saved by a jury to go through to the final. The online vote will be repeated to determine Eden’s song for Rotterdam.
A special show titled “Our Song for Eurovision” will be broadcast on January 25. At which point the persons behind the three final songs will be revealed. The song that Eden Alene will perform at Eurovision 2021 will be announced during the show.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / Source: KAN
Israel debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973, and were represented by Ilanit who finished in 4th place with the song “Ey Sham”. Their first victory came in 1978 with Izar Cohen and the Alphabeta. Israel won again the following year with Gali Atari & Milk and Honey. Israel’s third victory came in 1998 when Dana International performed “Diva” in Birmingham, beating Malta to victory in a tense voting sequence. Israel struggled in the contest during the early-2010s, failing to qualify for the final from 2011-2014. However since the HaKokhav HaBa selection process was introduced in 2015 Israel has seen its fortunes turned around. In 2018 Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Toy”, the song has gone on to be the most viewed Eurovision entry of all time on YouTube.