Israel’s long-awaited national selection has finally started. On Wednesday, KAN released demo versions of the nine songs that will battle to represent Israel at Eurovision 2021. Now new information is coming out thick and fast — including the full dates of the different rounds. The Israeli song for Eurovision 2021 will be chosen on January 25th.
Israel will choose Eden Alene’s song on 25 January
According to Israeli web site EuroMix, we will know Eden Alene’s song for Eurovision on the last Thursday in January. The date of the final is almost two months away, but it’s unusually early for Israel. Ahead of Eurovision 2020, Eden’s song wasn’t chosen until March 3.
The voting for the semi-final round, which consists of nine songs, has already started and runs until midnight Israel time on 14 December. The final will consist of three songs. The public will select two of them, while the other will be a wildcard chosen by the KAN committee.
At that point Eden will take over vocal control and begin working on the three songs for the final. Eden will perform them live on stage and be filmed. Voters will then vote for their favourite based on her pre-recorded performances. Voting for the final will run from 18-24 January. KAN will also air Eden’s pre-recorded performances during the results show on 25 January.
The songwriters of Eden’s potential songs remain unknown to help preserve the fairness of the contest. But we know several names of songwriters who have submitted. Amongst them are Stav Beger, who co-wrote “Toy”, the “Rakata” songwriters, and R&B singer Ester Rada.
Eden’s nine songs
You can listen to Eden’s semi-final songs now! Note that Eden does not sing in any of the demos.
- Can’t Stop a Hurricane
- Coming Out
- La La Love
- Rise Up Today
- Set Me Free
- Spilling Magic
- Ue La La
Which songs do you think will make the cut? Which songs are likely to improve with the live performance? Let us know what you think in the comments below!