Very soon, the class of Eurovision 2021 will be headed to The Netherlands. And moments before rehearsals begin, Israel’s Eden Alene is warming up with a farewell concert before she jets off for Rotterdam. Live from the DCity media complex, the “Set Me Free” singer performed an acoustic version of her Eurovision 2021 entry for the first time.
This is Eden’s first live performance of the Israeli entry for Eurovision 2021, to which she will fly with the Israeli delegation this Saturday 8 May. Accompanied by Shimon Yahya on guitar, Eden performed the acoustic version of her Eurovision 2021 song live from DCity — where she filmed the “Set Me Free” music video.
Israel Eurovision 2021: Eden Alene — Set Me Free (Acoustic Version)
“Set Me Free” wasn’t the only Eurovision song to be heard at the event. Eden also tackled two very different song contest classics from recent years — Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego” and Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”. Beyoncé’s “Listen” was also part of the set. You can watch the full 12-minute concert here.
Eden Alene “Fuego” (cover)
Eden Alene “Arcade” (cover)
In recent days, Eden has been working around the clock in daily rehearsals on her stage performance for Rotterdam, as well as conducting dozens of interviews for the international media.
“I am happy and excited that the moment has finally come”, Eden said in a press release. “After the cancellation of last year’s Eurovision and all the difficulties along the way there were moments when I thought the Eurovision Song Contest will be cancelled again and it feels great to be able to stand on the big stage in Rotterdam and represent Israel in the best way”.
Israel’s first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage will take place on Sunday 9 May at 14:40 Israel time. At this time, journalists and fans will see for the first time the “Set Me Free” choreography and staging, as well as Eden dress, designed by the famous Israeli designer Alon Livne and the stylist Itay Bezaleli.
At Eurovision, Eden Alene will perform “Set Me Free” starting 12th in the first semi-final.
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