Earlier this week, Israel’s Eurovision broadcaster KAN confirmed the three songs Eden Alene will sing in the national final HaShir HaBa: “La La Love”, “Set Me Free”, and “Ue La La”. Now, after teasing us with snippets of her singing the three tunes, KAN has dropped the full and final versions with Eden’s glorious voice. That leads us to one very important question: Which song do you think she should sing at Eurovision 2021?

HaShir HaBa 2021: The final versions of Eden Alene’s three songs

On Tuesday, KAN released the full versions of the three songs Eden will perform in the upcoming national final HaShir HaBa. This comes after the Monday reveal of 20-second snippets of the studio cuts.  In an earlier preview, Eden sang short portions of each song in a “Carpool Karaoke” style.

Israeli Eurovision site EuroMix claimed that some of the songwriters were unhappy with that carpool video, as Eden appeared to show a clear favourite — “La La Love” — and even forgot some of the lyrics for “Ue La La”. Whoops!

KAN originally intended to release the official versions of the full songs on KAN Gimmel Radio on 18 January. The plan also included revealing three official music videos, which KAN is currently producing. The public will be able to vote on the songs from the 19th until the live show on the 25th.

Here are the official studio cuts of the three entries, which Israel Hayom revealed on Tuesday.

“La La Love”

The “La La Love” revamp was the most subtle of the three, focusing mostly on small instrumental improvements. Seemingly Eden’s favourite based on the car snippets, it now gives Eden much more room to slay the stage.

“Set Me Free”

“Set Me Free” has been given a Mizrahi pop twist and additional string instruments. Its bridge, which previously had unfulfilled potential, has been revamped entirely, and new lyrics were added. The song now includes a sharp key change that could resonate with juries.

“Ue La La”

“Ue La La”, one of the early fan favourites, is now almost unrecognisable. The song is in an entirely different key, a full minute longer, and features a very different set of instruments. Fans of the original version of the song may find themselves disappointed with the changes, but the song has also earned some new fans. The lyrics of the track were also largely altered.

Which song should Eden Alene sing at Eurovision 2021?

Are you excited for the 25 January live show? Which song do you want to see win?

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Philipp
Philipp
6 days ago

“I don’t need no medication, I just want to infect my generation” might not be the smartest lyric choice in La La Love… But nevertheless, UE LA LA should be it.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
7 days ago

Ue La La is really different and will stand out the most but might be the hardest to stage. La La Love is incredibly catchy and has the right balance, great song and staging potential. Set Me Free hits me in the feels for sure, its the weakest out of the 3 but still a definite qualifier. Overall these songs are way better than last year’s. Israel definitely has some great composers!

Last edited 7 days ago by Charli Cheer Up
Jerome
Jerome
8 days ago

I think last year Eden could won ESC with literally any song. This year IS NOT BAD but also not amazing like last year. And Eden is by far one of the best artists in last year and probably this year as well. So I do hop Ue La La will win and they will revamp a little more and stage well.

Joe Lestingi
Joe Lestingi
9 days ago

My favorite out of the 9 was Spilling Magic. But out of these three, Set Me Free or La La Love are the best choices.

Myles
Myles
9 days ago

Nothing can beat Roots for me. Was my favourite of all Eurovision season songs last year (Narrowly above Bulletproof)!

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
10 days ago

The reviewers are in love with Ue La La (“with the right staging this could be a top 5 or winner”). Reviews like this all over YouTube.

https://youtu.be/rhluwvRAN8g

Liki
10 days ago

All the songs are good , but ue la la is thd best eden vocals is wowwwwwww my winner

marron
marron
10 days ago

The rehearsal for UE LA LA music video!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey7gwxMNxj4

marron
marron
10 days ago

OMG! she’s giving us VOCALS in Ue La La.. DAMN!
That last part… I ******* can’t!!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited 10 days ago by marron
Jakub
Jakub
10 days ago

Unfortunately none of this songs is as good as each one was last year 🙁 Pity because Eden has such a powerful voice!

LOREIN
LOREIN
10 days ago

Ue la la top 10 for sure

TAL
TAL
10 days ago

UE la la cant stop listing and also u la la love is good.
Eden’s voice is perfection!

AM2PM
AM2PM
11 days ago

From possible Top 10 to probable NQ…. it was going to happen to someone and I’m sad it’s Eden.

Nestor
11 days ago

Unpopular opinion: I think set me free should win and I believe it’s much better than the other two

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 days ago
Reply to  Nestor

I think it can have really fun staging and if done right can maybe do a lot better than most people seem to think.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
10 days ago

It should be added though that all three of these songs are going to need to have some excellent staging if they want to become sure qualifiers

Chromium
Chromium
11 days ago

Echoing the sentiment that none of these songs can top Feker Libi or any of the NF songs from last year, but these are much improved from the demos. Mostly because of how much Eden adds to the songs. Ue La La – has the best production of the three and has the most non-English in it, but its sound really isn’t my cup of tea. Set Me Free – beginning is super weird to me; I feel like it should start at the 00:13 mark instead of that shortened verse. Not a fan of the chanting in the 2nd… Read more »

Yudhistira Mahasena
11 days ago

This is a difficult choice to make…

Between “Ue la la” and “La la love”, I prefer the latter better, but “Ue la la” is mostly in Hebrew, and I miss how Israel used to sing in mostly Hebrew in Eurovision. So yeah, I think “Ue la la” must go to Rotterdam, but nonetheless very hard.

Florence PETIT
Florence PETIT
11 days ago

All the songs are bad this year; sorry…Loved last year’s entry though

marron
marron
11 days ago

“eim lo tihaye hazak lo tisrod yomaaim” – “if you won’t be strong you will not last even 2 days”… DAMN EDEN THE SLAYER!!! love UE LA LA!

marron
marron
11 days ago

I hear UE LA LA in loops! I can’t stop! it’s AMAZING! top 10 for sure!

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
11 days ago

Am i the only one who likes SET ME FREE, orchestration and vocals reminds me of Ofra Haza. Love the song, This version is better than demo. On the other hand Ue La La was better in its original demo form.

Nobody
Nobody
11 days ago

I voted for Ue La La! I know it has been said a lot already but (in my opinion) Shoulders topped all of these songs and the selection last year was stronger. However, we are in 2021 now and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Eden performs these songs live. Israel knows how to stage a song so I wouldn’t count her out just yet 🙂

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
11 days ago

Option D: Can’t Stop A Hurricane. Thank you 😀

marron
marron
11 days ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

Ohh darling.. we already did…

Laburnum
Laburnum
11 days ago

So the songs have some interesting parts in them mostly the choruses. But they all are fairly repetitive and don’t make much of an impact. Honestly it’s not a good selection but the stage performances can always surprise us

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
11 days ago

Israel don’t be silly, don’t make the same mistake as Me Tana or Lo malo

Ue lala !! 😀

Last edited 11 days ago by Pastora Soler
zeev
zeev
11 days ago
Reply to  Pastora Soler

i hope to i will vote to this song

marron
marron
11 days ago

Let’s be real… the only song I would love to hear again is UE LA LA..
I can see it in the top 10 this year. On the stage it will be F-I-R-E!!

Héctor
Héctor
11 days ago

To be honest none of them. “Feker lebi” wasn’t a masterpiece but it is miles above these. For some reason Eden’s voice sound too high pitched in these songs, to the point that I find it unpleasant.

Last edited 11 days ago by Héctor
zeev
zeev
11 days ago
Reply to  Héctor

but in escradio it even no in the top 250 this year
so i dont know…

Florence PETIT
Florence PETIT
11 days ago
Reply to  Héctor

AGREED

Bella
Bella
11 days ago

Let’s be honest, last year Eden has amazing songs. This year all songs are bad.
La La Love is repetitive
Set me Free is ok but it hasn’t the wow moment
Ue La La is also repetitive, with bad lyrics…The only interesting is the music

Overall, Israel won’t have an easy semi final

eurofan
eurofan
11 days ago
Reply to  Bella

Plus they are in the bloodbath semi

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
11 days ago

UE la la has the all package ??. Very catchy and it has great high notes for the jury!! Finally Eddn can show her vocal potential. Also i love those ethnic sounds, mistery atmosphere, and 3 languages.

The other songs are nice, i like to hear them, but they are very forgettable between 26 songs in Rotterdam. I will vote for Israel if Ue la la goes to Eurovision.

OpenUpToKhazakstan
OpenUpToKhazakstan
12 days ago

Unless they can figure out some outstanding staging for Ue La La I think it’ll unfortunately be a non qualification this year. They’re just not strong songs especially being compared to Feker Libi 🙁

Azaad
Azaad
12 days ago

Obviously none of these songs are iconic masterpieces that will win songwriting competitions, but the 2021 degrees line in Set Me Free is genuinely great especially with how Eden sings it.

Ari
Ari
12 days ago

1st. Ue La La – the revamp definitely patched up a lot of the issues I had with this. It went from having vibes of Netta to sounding like a Rihanna track (especially in the chorus) but still maintaining a unique sound that Eden seems to fit into very well. The key-change is a bit excessive when comparing this version to the demo, but if Eden can hit those notes, she’ll make magic in Rotterdam. (8.25/10) 2nd. Set Me Free – happy enough with this one, appreciate the addition of Mizrahi-style instrumentation for sure. Can’t help but feel the track… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
12 days ago

For me, “Ue La La” is the really bad one that is just a complete no, “Set Me Free” is the inoffensive but not very good one and “La La Love” is the one that *could* qualify, maybe…but is just ok at best.None of these songs were in my top three based on the demos and none of these songs are as good as any in Israel’s selection last year.

LawProfessor
LawProfessor
12 days ago

I’m all in for Set Me Free!!! It is a real ear worm and that’s all that matters in Eurovision. Also Eden is a total queen abs I can’t wait to see her preform these songs as her performance and infectious smile elevates all songs!!

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
12 days ago

To me La La Love feels like the biggest let down. It’s fun but it’s also very repetitive and nothing happens. I wasn’t bored while listening to it but what stands out to me are those awful lyrics. I know the desease in this song is actually love but ,,…I want it to infect my generation. Party till the morning…” just don’t sit right with me. Especially since it also stresses out that ,,We’ve been going through quite a year by now” not once but twice. That’s just poor taste. Set Me Free really grew on me. It’s actually enjoyable… Read more »

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
12 days ago

All three of these sound kind of messy and repetitive to me tbh. I would say maybe la la love is the best bet but uhhh…those lyrics really need to change. As of now as many others have said they’re a bit tone deaf given the current times we are living in. Ue la la might grow on me eventually but…as of now I don’t like it very much. Set me free could be a nice song but some parts of it sound a bit too busy and need to be cleaned up. Overall though I feel sorry for her… Read more »

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
12 days ago

Actually now that I’ve given the three of these another listen, “set me free” is my clear favorite of the three of them, and I’m actually beginning to like listening to it. I know my opinion is not popular though and I am fully prepared for disappointment when the song inevitably places third. I still do not like Ue la la. I get bored of listening to it really fast and it’s very obviously the most repetitive sounding one. Also if I’m being honest, the pre-revamp version of it was considerably better to me compared to what it is now.… Read more »

marron
marron
12 days ago

UE LA LA LYRICS WITH HEBREW TRANSLATION! all the words with CAPS LOCK are hebrew LYRICS: [Verse 1] I don’t need a boy, boy, boy I just need a man, man, man AAHAT KAMONI EIN EIN EIN (THERE IS NO SOMEONE LIKE ME) Looking for my superman, yeah MATA BALI BALI AL MATAAIM? (WHY YOU COME FOR ME SOO FULL OF YOURSELF?) MEPACHED LEISTAKEL LI BAEINAAIM (SCARED TO LOOK ME IN THE EYES) IM LO TIHAYEH HAZAK LO TISROD YOMAAIM (IF YOU WON’T BE STRONG YOU WON’T LAST EVEN 2 DAYS) AZ YALLA! keep it up, I ain’t got no… Read more »

escau
escau
12 days ago

Ue La La <3 except they took all the punchy brass stabs out and made everything more mellow 🙁

Loin dici
12 days ago

I really enjoy La La Love and Set Me Free, but ever they got selected the need to revamp something out of the two: the Cov related lyrics for La La Love and cleaning the arrangement for Set Me Free. They’re good songs, but not that great. Eden’s voice, however, lifts them immensely.

cadas
cadas
12 days ago

It is criminal that Shoulders did not make the superfinal of the selection as it would have fit Eden’s vocal prowess so seemlessly, was musically dynamic, and embraced both Mizrahi and Amharic styles. Shoulders was the superior successor to Feker Libi. End of story.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
12 days ago

I don’t like the 3 songs. They are all horrible.

Nils
Nils
12 days ago

Who are the composers ?

dxi
dxi
11 days ago
Reply to  Nils

Samanta Tina, of course!

Shuester
Shuester
12 days ago

I voted for Ue La La here, but not I’m not thrilled with any of the choices. 1) Ue La La — gets points from me for being mostly non-English, and is hugely improved with Eden’s vocals. But why the French and overly simplistic lyrics? 2) La La Love — a fun song, and Eden clearly likes it. Would be my top pick if the lyrics weren’t ridiculously tone deaf. 3) Set Me Free — Eden sounds great, but there’s nothing particularly notable about this song. Wish they had a song entirely in Hebrew or added Amharic like they did… Read more »

marron
marron
12 days ago
Reply to  Shuester

On the stage Ue La La will be FIREEEE!!! with dancers and fireworks, OMG she’s gonna SLAY the **** up!

Joey
Joey
12 days ago

In sum: Israel wants to participate, but they’re not trying to host again, yet.

marron
marron
12 days ago

La La Love – I hate the ending, she’s screaming and it sounds bad, really bad, no final with this one..
Set Me Free – It’s boring, the vocal is nice but I really don’t like the retro vibe!
Ue La La – VOCAL!! DAMN! at the last part of the song it was amazing! and I love the sexy vibe, it’s very easy to remember, VERY CATCHY! it’s the best option.

Last edited 12 days ago by marron
Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago

Parts of Set Me Free are like Levitating, by Dua Lipa. Maybe that’s just me.

Monika
Monika
12 days ago

All of them are weak…. Weaker than all her previous songs from their national final in 2020….

marron
marron
12 days ago

I don’t know why but UE LA LA is very sexy, and I’m here for it!! SLAY QUEEN!

marron
marron
12 days ago

Ue La La.. should be the winner! it’s sooo good now! love the final part of it!

Colin
Colin
12 days ago

As expected, the songs sound richer in instrumental and Eden’s voice really elevates them. Still, there is so much you can do without completely altering them. I actually admire them for keeping La La Love’s lyrics intact. Some of them are so painfully bad that I almost enjoy them…. Almost. 😉 Ue La La is more straightforwardly in the ”who even cares” territory and Set Me Free is quite conflicting in which feeling it wants to evoke. Is it empowering, carefree or dramatic? Answer: Yes. 😉 Even if I can make fun of them, I’ll admit that I can see… Read more »

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
12 days ago

William please do a reaction. Your sister is really nice but she’s not a Eurovision expert like you!

Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago
Reply to  gilpgilpgilp

You don’t need to be an expert to have a reaction to a song. Suzanne’s reaction might even be more interesting, because she’s more representative of the viewers at home – the people who will actually be voting.

Cameron
Cameron
12 days ago
Reply to  gilpgilpgilp

You really think the Eurovision voters at home are experts, no, it doesn’t matter if you are an expert or not to react to a song!

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
12 days ago
Reply to  Cameron

@cameron the judges are “experts” and count for 50% of the points.

Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago
Reply to  gilpgilpgilp

She mentions Efendi and Montaigne and Feker Libi…so she’s more of an expert than you give her credit for.

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
12 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

She’s also going off the demos and not the newly released tracks sung by Eden. So I’d just love to hear William’s reaction to these.