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?