Israel has voted, HaShir Shelanu L’Eurovizion has aired and we now know Eden Alene‘s Eurovision 2021 song: “Set Me Free”.
The song moves from semi-funky verses to a soaring chorus that allows Eden to show off her ethereal vocals and control. When she cries “Set Me Free”, you just want to cut her chains and open a window.
The spirit of freedom was enough to overcome the other two songs in the final “Ue La La” and “La La Love”. Originally, the final was set to feature three live-performances from Eden. But plans were downscaled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, viewers voted based on music videos. Online voting opened on 19 January and closed during the selection show. The end result was determined solely by the public.
“Set Me Free” is Eden Alene’s Eurovision 2021 song for Israel
Ahead of the final, Wiwiblogger Suzanne named this her personal winner, praising the music and the message. Here’s what she wrote:
“Eden delivers a powerful message as ‘Set Me Free’ opens up. That message is: ‘There is strength in letting go and the heart beats in perfect harmony when free.’ This is a love song, about loving oneself.”
“I love Eden’s look and vibe in this video. The white pantsuit alludes to purity and innocence while the black and red braids showcase her wilder side that holds the maturity of life lessons. The lighting is cool, playing a dual role — mirror-like and a prison. The multitude of faces, ages, ethnicities, sexes, and species (such a cute pup) represent oneness and the common goals of love and freedom. Well done! References to TikTok and 2021 degrees are current and made me smile. At the end, Eden delivers a kick before the powerful ‘Set Me Free’ chorus. We know, in this moment, that she WILL win!”
What do you think about Eden’s song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021? Is this a sure-fire ticket to the grand final for Israel? Are you moving to the song? Let us know down below!