It looks like the leak flowed in the right direction. Israel’s broadcaster KAN have finally and officially confirmed the three songs that Eden Alene will sing in her Eurovision 2021 national final: “La La Love”, “Ue La La” and “Set Me Free”.
In a Carpool Karaoke style video, filmed alongside Eurovision 2019 co-host Lucy Ayoub, Eden sings snippets of the three songs — the titles of which each consist of three syllables.
Last month Israel revealed nine demos. A public vote, which closed on December 14, selected two of the songs. The third and final song was chosen by a KAN committee. KAN has not revealed which songs made it through which route. Here’s how KAN captioned their reveal video upload:
“Get a first taste: Eden and Lucy sing excerpts of the three songs that went to the grand final — two according to the audience’s choice, and one according to the song’s choice committee. From January 19, voting will open on the site here and you, and only you, will determine which song we will be sent this year to represent us at the Eurovision.”
“These days Eden and the team are working around the clock, in the meantime you are invited to join Eden’s ride with Lucy, which will lead the broadcast of ‘Our Song to Eurovision’ on January 25.”
Voting is set to take place from January 19 to January 24.
“Shoulders” is not among the finalists
When we reported on the leak on December 29, readers on our web site were outraged that “Shoulders” — considered a fan favourite — was not on the list.
KostPiL wrote: “I hope that’s fake news because I wanted Shoulders to win.”
Briekimchi wrote: “This has to be wrong, right? A year after missing out on ‘Roots’, there’s no way that Israel miss out on ‘Shoulders’. I won’t believe it until it’s written down in stone!”
The results of the unofficial poll from Wiwibloggs also put “Shoulders” on top.
We discuss Eden’s 9 demos from 8:20 in our podcast below.
What do you think? Which song does Eden seem most comfortable with? What could translate well to the stage? Let us know in the comments box below!