UK record deal for Shiri?

by Richard West-Soley 53 views

Shiri Maimon, who sang Israel to a celebrated fourth place at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, has reportedly been working on a new album with a UK producer in London.

Leading daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot ran the story on Shiri's latest venture, also announced on Shiri's offical site, and explained how, after meeting British producer TJ Cases in March, she was invited back to record a selection of songs in London this October.

Soul and R 'n' B
The new album is said to focus on soul and R 'n' B music. Shiri, who was the runner-up in Israel's talent reality show Kochav nolad before being the surprise winner of the Kdam Eurovision in 2005, released her self-titled debut album in September of the same year, achieving gold status in Israel after selling in excess of 20,000 copies.

Since March, she has starred on Israeli television sets in the soap opera Yeladot Ra'ot (Mean Girls), and continues to enjoy wide popularity amongst the audience at home. This Summer, fans could already catch Shiri abroad as a guest star in Los Angeles, on tour with Rami Kleinstein. These days Shiri stars in the National Theater's musical Halehaka (The Band).

Shiri's latest exploits could see an international leap forward for the girl who sang her way into televoters' hearts from Kyiv last year.

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site