Israel has decided its song for Eurovision 2020! Eden Alene has a song for Rotterdam!
Eden Alene, the 2020 Israeli hopeful, performed four songs during a special song selection show The Next Song for Eurovision. The gala was hosted by Eurovision 2019 hostess Lucy Ayoub and was broadcast on KAN.
Eden will fly to Rotterdam with Feker Libi. The 2020 Israeli Eurovision entry was determined via a combined televoting/professional jury deliberation.
‘Feker Libi‘ was co-written & produced by one of Israel’s most prominent musicians, Idan Raichel, and one of Israel’s top Hit makers, Doron Medalie, the man behind several Eurovision entries: Toy (Israel 2018- ESC winning entry), Golden Boy ( Israel 2015) and Made of Stars ( Israel 2016), this being his 4th entry for Israel.
‘Feker Libi‘ is a colorful pop gem that fuses together African dance beats with the infectious middle eastern sound. The lyrics of the song were made using four different languages: English, Hebrew, Amharic and Arabic and the name of the song, meaning my love in Amharic, connects with Eden’s roots as both her parents hail from Ethiopia.
This year’s entry is a co-production between Tedy Productions (one of the most prominent and influential content and production houses in the Israeli media), KAN (the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation and Israel’s biggest media company with 3 broadcasting platforms) and Aromamusic (one the country’s leading music companies and record labels)
Israel in Eurovision
Israel debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 and has won the competition four times ( 1978, 1979, 1998, 2018). The country has hosted the event thrice: twice in Jerusalem ( 1979, 1999) and once in Tel Aviv (2019).
Israel has partaken 42 times in our beloved song contest.
Israel is set to compete in the Second Half of the First Semi-final on 10 May in Rotterdam.