Over three months ago, Israel started its path towards Eurovision 2020. After The Next Star for Eurovision 2020 ended with Eden Alene winning, the search for the song began. And now that search is almost at an end. That’s because Israeli broadcaster KAN has just revealed the four songs in contention to represent Israel in Rotterdam. The Israeli song selection committee chose the four from a longlist of 248 entries. All songs are now available on YouTube with a lyric video.
Eden’s four songs for The Next Song for Eurovision
The songs Eden Alene will perform in Neve Ilan on 3 March are out. She will sing these entries, in this running order:
- “Savior in the Sound”
- “Rakata – רק אתה”
- “Feker Libi”
Listen to the songs now
“Savior in the Sound”
“Savior in the Sound” was written by Oren Emanuel, Talia Londoner and Uri Avni. Eden Alene will sing this song first on the night of 3 March 2020.
The songwriters of “Roots” are Nathan Goshen and Stav Beger. This is one of two songs with big names behind them. That is because Nathan Goshen is a rather popular Israeli singer, who you may know for his hit “Thinking About It”. Beger is also an impressive name, having composed Netta’s winning song “Toy”. The song includes a lyrical reference to “Toy”, as well.
“Rakata – רק אתה” has a clever title. “Raq Ata” also means “Only You” in Hebrew, but it’s designed to sound like an Afro beat. Gal Jo Cohen, Eyal Ishay, Zlil Kalifi, Eran Kashi wrote the song, which will play third on Tuesday night.
“Feker Libi” (Amharic for “My Love”) has a team of Eurovision experts behind it. Doron Medalie has participated in Eurovision as a songwriter (three times, with one win) and Idan Raichel performed on the ESC stage in Tel Aviv as an interval act. Since this song will close the show and has an Israeli dream team behind it, fans are predicting success for it. The song is also notable for being in five different languages – English, Amharic, Hebrew, Arabic and a made-up African language.
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