Liel's eyes on Canada

by Stella Floras 149 views

Liel Kolet, the seventeen-year-old Israeli member of Six4One, who represented Switzerland in Athens 2006, has released her new album as she prepares to hit the Canadian music scene.

The album is called Unison and it includes, among other tracks, Send me an Angel, a duet with Scorpion’s singer Claus Meine, Bigger Than Life (Liel feat.The Scorpions) and Jerusalem, a translation of Naomi Shemer's song Jerusalem of Gold. It also incudes a bonus track of her live duet with former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton. The album is a pot-pourri of ethnic-tinged love ballads, upbeat pop songs and music with a message.

Rising star of Israel – and the World
Liel, born on a Kibutz on 11th July, 1989, has been singing since she was four, but her career really kicked off at the tender age of 11. She sings in five languages and in March 2005 she received the German Radio Award for Most Promising Rising Star. Liel achieved instant recognition in December 2005 when she audaciouslyinvited former U.S. President Bill Clinton onto the stage, and sang together with him John Lennon’s song Imagine at the 80th birthday of Shimon Peres – former Israeli Prime Minister. In 2006, Liel represented Switzerland as part of the multi-national group Six4One with the song If we all give a little which ranked 17th with 30 pts.

On the whole, very few artists at Liel’s age can boast singing together with legends such as José Careras, Sir Elton John, U2’s Bono, The Scorpions, Andrea Boccelli and Richard Geer!

Her first Canadian concert is scheduled for 11th November at the Toronto Center for Performing Arts. Click here to watch Liel’s videos, including the famous Bill Clinton duet!

Special thanks to Michalis Vranis for providing the sources for this article.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.