Israeli artist and 2005 Eurovision representative Shiri Maimon will replace pop star Selena Gomez at DJ Kygo’s concert in Tel Aviv.
Shiri Maimon is very excited and proud, and shared the news of her collaboration with well-known Norwegian DJ Kygo on her official Facebook-page:
כבוד גדול לשתף פעולה עם אמן בינלאומי כמו Kygoנתראה ב- 2 בדצמבר בגני התערוכה!KYGO Tel Aviv – קייגו בתל אביב 02/12/17
Geplaatst door Shiri Maimon – שירי מימון op woensdag 22 november 2017
Shiri Maimon will perform the hit-song It ain’t me, taking the place of pop icon Selena Gomez, who originally delivers the vocals for DJ Kygo’s track. Shiri Maimon will take to the stage during DJ Kygo’s concert at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on 2 December.
It ain’t me has received international acclaim, including recently winning the award for Best International Video at the LOS40 Music Awards in Madrid.
About Shiri Maimon
Shiri Maimon (Haifa, 1981) is an Iraeli pop and R&B singer of Sephardic Jewish descent (including Algerian-, Greek-, and Syrian Jewish roots). She is also an actress and TV host.
Shiri Maimon began singing at age ten, and had her major breakthrough when she participated in the music contest Kokhav Nolad (A Star Is Born, the Israeli version of Pop Idol) in 2003, placing 2nd.
In 2005, Shiri Maimon represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. With her powerful ballad HaSheket SheNish’ar (The silence that remains), sung in Hebrew and English, she eventually reached an honourable 4th place in the Grand Final, receiving 154 points. Shiri Maimon also recorded an all-English version of the song, titled Time to say goodbye.
Shiri Maimon has evolved into a popular Israeli artist, releasing various albums. She is also a judge in the talent show The X Factor Israel, and has ventured into acting in the soap opera Yeladot Ra’ot (Bad Girls), and on stage in the musical version of the Israeli cult movie The Band.
Enjoy Shiri Maimon performing HaSheket SheNish’ar at the Grand Final of Eurovision 2005: