We now have our second song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!
Israel has revealed their choice for Eden Alene in a broadcast showcasing the 3 songs that were in the running. It can now be confirmed that the Israeli artist will perform ‘Set Me Free’ in May.
The song selection for Israel’s Eden Alene started in autumn 2020 when more than 200 songs were submitted to represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest. A professional committee chose just 9 songs from the submissions which were then uploaded to a digital platform for people to vote for their preference. Anyone could vote and they had the choice of selecting one or two of the songs as their favourites.
Once the voting was complete, the following 3 songs were the most popular and went straight to the Final:
La La Love (17,2% – 2nd)
Set Me Free (71,3% – 1st)
Ue La La (11,5% – 3rd)
Prior to the show, viewers were again able to vote for their favourite song via the KAN app. In the end, Set Me Free received the most votes and will therefore be the song that Eden Alene will perform in May for Israel.
Eden Alene was born in Jerusalem and both her parents hail from Ethiopia. After studying ballet for 11 years, Eden started taking vocal training lessons and soon after she decided to pursue a career in music.
Eden takes inspiration from many different styles and genres of music, including Arabic folk music, Gospel and Opera. her eclectic style was highlighted in her Eurovision 2020 entry Feker Libi which included many genres and languages all in the one song.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place in Ahoy, Rotterdam in The Netherlands on 19, 21 and 23 May 2021. Eurofans in New Zealand can watch all three shows live on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, without commentary.