Ortal, the 2005 French representative at the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, gave birth to boy-girl twins a few days ago in Paris. The singer of Andalusian and Berber origins and her new-born babies are doing very good. Esctoday.com wishes to congratulate the new mother and to welcome the babies into the Eurovision family!
Born in Israel, Ortal began to sing at a very young age. In 2000, the singer moved to Spain to join the group Gipsy Sound. When Ortal won the 2005 French national final for the Eurovision Song Contest with the up-tempo number Chacun pense à soi, she was a rather unknown artist. Her entry peaked at #52 and #47 in the French and Belgian music charts respectively but failed to impress the European viewers who awarded her song the 23rd rank out of 24 in the Eurovision big final.
Since Kyiv, Ortal has mainly focused her singing career on renditions of popular Jewish and Israeli songs, releasing no less than 7 albums. She also regularly appears as a performer in some very trendy clubs of the French capital.
Congratulations and Mazal Tov to Ortal, long life to her and the babies on behalf of the readers and the team of esctoday.com!