It’s official: IBA has announced this evening that Mei Finegold is the Israeli representative for Eurovision 2014. IBA’s committee has chosen Mei Finegold to represent Israel in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. She won over Maya Buskila and Ela Doron in the race to Copenhagen.
Mei was announced on Friday as the chosen representative by the committee. However, one of the problems is that Mei had to face is the fact that she did not serve in the Israel Defense Forces and previously nominated singers like Maya Buskila and Marina Maximilian Blumin were not chosen as reperesntatives because of that reason.
In the upcoming months, a private national final will be held for Mei with 2-4 songs in the run. A part of them will be submitted by Mei herself, and a part will come from the public.
Mei Finegold had participated in the final of the Israeli idol show “Kochav Nolad”, where former representatives Shiri Maimon (2005), Boaz Mauda (2008) and Harel Ska’at (2010) have participated as well. She also plays in several musicals and was the solist of the band “Limousine Express”.
Yitzhack Sonnenshine, the Israeli HoD, has said today: “I would like to thank all committee members and the IBA representatives who are the best in the local music industry. I believe in our choice and wish the best of luck to Mei Finegold. The main mission is now in front of us, which is selecting the song that will represent Israel in Eurovision 2014”.
Israel will participate in one of the semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, to be held on May 6th and 8th.
Mey Finegold – Lehitra’ot machar (See you tomorrow)
Mei Finegold – Nag’aa bashamaim (She touched the sky) [From Kochav Nolad]
Mei Finegold – Hi lo yoda’at ma over alay (She doesn’t know what’s going on with me):
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