Shiri Maymon wins more awards in Israel

by Itamar Barak 222 views

Today is the jewish new year and Israel's radio stations and websites are celebrating the holiday with the annual Hebrew music charts. Shiri Maymon, who represented Israel at the recent Eurovision Song Contest seems to rule them all.

After Shiri Maymon won the prestigious award of 'Leading Musical Figure' by Israeli Television Channel 2 a few weeks ago, she continues her journey of success in this new year's holiday: Yesterday the biggest web portal in Israel, Ynet.co.il, announced that Hasheket Shenish'ar, Israel's entry to the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, was selected as the best song of the year by the website's surfers.

In the annual radio chart of Galei Tzahal the song reached the second place. Today however, in Reshet Gimmel's (IBA's radio station) chart Shiri Maymon won the title of Best Female Singer and her Eurovision entry was chosen as best song of the year.

It has been a very long time since the Eurovision entry and entrant won so much titles. The last Eurovision entry to win the title of Best Song of the Year was Hi back in 1983 by the late Ofra Haza, an honor even Diva, the last Israeli Eurovision winner, did not receive. Shiri Maymon and Hasheket Shenish'ar reached the 4th place in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

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