Tal Sondak, who represented Israel in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, is about to release his debut album, almost 4 years after his Eurovision performance.
Tal Sondak was a surprise winner in Israel's 2001 Kdam-Eurovision, since he was then (and in to some extent even today) totally unknown in the Israeli music scene. Tal went on to represent Israel in Copenhagen with Ein Davar, a journey that ended at the 16th place. Adding this to the fact that his Eurovision entry didn't top the Israeli charts back then, were all the cause for his return to anonymity.
Tal Sondak, who recently married one of his Copenhagen backing singers, will release a new album at the beginning of 2005. “It was very important for me to search myself in depth and to build myself as an artist for years to come”, explained Tal Sondak to Yediot Ahronot. Important Israeli writers contributed to Sondak's album, such as Ehud Manor (lyricist of many Israeli Eurovision entries) and the late Uzi Chitman (composer of Kan, Israel 1991).