Lucy Ayoub who co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be the Israeli spokesperson at Eurovision 2021.
EuroMix reports that Lucy Ayoub who hosted the Green Room at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be the Israeli spokesperson for this years contest. The television presenter previously revealed the results of the Israeli jury at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
Three commentators have been chosen by KAN for the broadcasters coverage of Eurovision 2021. Assaf Lieberman will commentate on all three shows and will be joined by Guela Even for Semi-Final One and the Grand Final, while Akiva Novik will co-commentate in Semi-Final Two. All of the show will be broadcast on KAN 11.
Eden will perform in the first semi-final on May 18th.
Who is Eden Alene?
Eden Alene was born on May 7 2000 in Jerusalem to Ethiopian Jewish parents. Her parents separated when she was two and she has not had contact with her father since. She is currently serving as a member of a military band of the Israeli Defence Forces.
Before its cancellation, Eden was selected to represent her country at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. She was to sing “Feker libi”, a song in English, Amharic, Arabic, and Hebrew. She will now be performing “Set Me Free” at the 2021 contest.
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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.