Shiri Maymon, who represented Israel at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, is releasing today her debut album, which bears her own name.
2 years ago Shiri Maymon competed in Kohav Nolad (Israel's Fame Factory) and reached the second place in the final. Later on Maymon started to co-host Exit, a youth TV magazine. In 2005 Shiri Maymon won the Israeli national Eurovision pre-selection, gaining almost all possible votes with Hasheket Shenish'ar (or Time to say goodbye in its English version). With this entry Shiri took the 7th place in the semifinal of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest and went on to achieve the 4th place in the final. Since then Shiri Maymon established herself as one of the most popular figuers in Israel.
The debut album includes 13 tracks. Among them are, of course, the Eurovision entry and the latest single, Ahava K'tana (Small love) which is already a hit all over the country as well as a bonus track and a video clip. Among the musical producers who worked with Shiri on this album are Pini Aronbayev (composer of the Eurovision entry) and Momy Levi (who competed against shiri in the Kdam-Eurovision this year).
After a brilliant guest performance in the 3rd season's final of Kohav Nolad this week (available for watching on Ynet.co.il), Shiri was crowned by most of the local media as the most talented and successful participant of Kohav Nolad ever and even as a 'National diva'.
Another new CD launched this week was of David D'or, Israel's entrant to the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. This is the 8th album of David, who reached the 11th position in the 2004 semifinal, failing to qualify Israel to that year's final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.