Last month Israel‘s broadcaster KAN ditched its plans for a three-show televised national final. The new plan is to use an online vote to choose Eden Alene‘s song for Rotterdam. And now the shortlisted songs are out and Israeli viewers can vote for their favourites.
Each viewer can vote once, for two songs. The two songs with the most votes overall will qualify for the online grand final. They’ll be joined by a third song, a wildcard entry selected by KAN’s song selection committee.
The three songs will then face a superfinal and the winning entry will become Eden’s song for Eurovision 2021.
The voting is open now and will close on 13 December, giving viewers just under two weeks to decide their favourites.
Eden Alene’s potential songs for Eurovision 2021
Demos of the nine songs for Eden have been released. At this stage, Eden has not recorded her version of any of the songs, with various studio singers taking vocal duty on the demos. One of the songs is titled “La La Love”, but it has no relation to Ivi Adamou’s Eurovision 2012 fan favourite.
The songs cover different genres of music, from soul to pop to dance music. The clips on the voting site may be geo-blocked, however we’re adding links to other versions as they become available.
- “Coming Out”
- “Can’t Stop a Hurricane”
- “La La Love”
- “Rise Up Today”
- “Set Me Free”
- “Spilling Magic”
- “Ue La La”
Eden Alene’s journey to Eurovision 2021
Eden came to fame on the 2017 edition of The X Factor in Israel. In 2019 she was a contestant on The Next Star for Eurovision, which selected the artist Israel would have sent to Eurovision 2020. Eden’s song for 2020 was selected on a separate national final, where “Feker Libi” won.
After Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, broadcaster KAN invited Eden back to represent Israel at Eurovision 2021. This year, rather than using a televised show, her song for Rotterdam will be selected using an online vote.
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