The Israeli broadcast, KAN, held tonight the song selection song for the Eurovision 2020 “HaShir Haba 2020”
Earlier this year, Israel has chosen its representative for the Eurovision through the reality show “Hakohav Haba Le’Eurovision” and has decided that 19-year-old Eden Alene will raid the Israeli flag in Rotterdam
Tonight’s show, hosted by Eurovision 2019 host Lucy Ayoub, was opened with a Eurovision medley of the best Israeli songs for the contest performed by the Eight Finalists of “Hakohav Haba Le’Eurovision 2020”
One by one, Eden performed the Four potential songs that the special committee of KAN was chosen for her among 248 anonymous songs received:
- SONG #01 – Eden Alene – Savior In The Sound
(Written By Oren Emanuel, Talia Londvner, and Ori Avni)
- SONG #02 – Eden Alene – Roots
(Written By Natan Goshen and Stav Beger)
Natan Goshen is an Israeli singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. in the last few years, Natan is considered one of the most successful artists in Israel with many songs topping the Israeli charts. Stav Beger is half of the duo that co-wrote “Toy” for Netta in 2018. ever since Stave is one of the busiest music producers in Israel and stands beside Israel’s biggers hit of 2018 Omer Adam “Shnei Meshugain” reached 60M views on YouTube.
- SONG #03 – Eden Alene – Rakata
(Written By Gal “Jo” Cohen. Eyal Ishay, Tzlil Kalipi, and Eran Kashi)
- SONG #04 – Eden Alene – Feker Libi
(Written By Doron Medali, and Idan Raichel)
Idan Raichel is one of the most appreciated musicians in Israel known for his “Idan Raichel Project”. Idan performed last year in Tel-Aviv’s interval act
Doron Medali is the Israeli Mr. Eurovision. He wrote and composed the Israeli entries for Eurovision 2015 (Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy), Eurovision 2016 (Hovi Star – Made of Stars) and Eurovision 2018 winning song “Toy” For Netta. He also directed the Israeli entry for the Eurovision three times Boaz Ma’uda (2008), Harel Skaat (2010), and Moran Mazor (2013).
After all the songs were presented, the Israeli representative for Eurovision 2019 Kobi Marimi took the stage and performed his entry “home” to the melody of the best Israeli entries sent to Eurovision. during his performance, Hakohav Haba 2019 3rd place hopefuls Shefita came to assists and both performed the song in a new oriental style. Later, took the stage band Shalva. the band performed a jazz version of Netta’s “TOY”.
Moving on with the show, it is now time for the results starting with the juries have 40% of the votes. in the beginning, the juries have voted, the results scoreboard looked as follows:
After adding the publics’ vote it was announced that Eden will sing “” in Rotterdam!
Israel will perform in the second half of Semi-Final 1 on May 12th. “Feker Libi” is song no. 26 revealed for Eurovision 2020. You can listen to the full playlist here:
Follow “HaShir Haba 2020” playlist also on Spotify & AppleMusic: