Minsk 2018

Israel: KAN releases full version of Junior Eurovision entry”Yelaad’im Kaeele”

Back in early September, Noam Dadon earned the right to represent Israel at Junior Eurovision in Minsk. Today, Israeli broadcaster (KAN) released the full version of his song “Yellad’im Kaeele“. 

A Eden Hason composition

13-year-old Noam defeated the competition of 5 other candidates to win the ticket for Minsk. There, he will sing the song in Hebrew called “Yellad’im Kaeele“, in English translated as children like these. Listen to the song here: 

The third Israeli entry at Junior Eurovision!

The song is a composition of Israeli artist Eden Hason. Actually, he had already published the song back in May, however, the EBU made an exception to allow the song to compete in Minsk.

Israel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Israel has a rather short history at Junior Eurovision. In fact, they only appeared at the contest twice, in 2012 in Amsterdam and 2016 in Malta. So far, their best result is the 8th place with 68 points achieved in 2012 by Kids.il while 2016’s entrants Shir& Tim placed 15th with 27 points. You can read about Israel’s Junior Eurovision journey  in our feature here

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Belarus’s capital Minsk will be the host of the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision. This is the second time the event takes place in the city, who previously hosted it in 2010. A record-breaking 20 countries will participate in Minsk on November 25. Wales and Kazakhstan will both make a debut with Kazakhstan participating for the first time to any Eurovision related event. Besides, the contest will also feature three returning countries: France, that last participated in 2004, Azerbaijan that last participated in 2013 and Israel that last participated in 2016. Last year’s participant Cyprus will instead withdraw from the competition.

Are you satisfied with the Israeli song? Do you think Israel can win both the adult and junior version of Eurovision? Do you have a favourite entry so far? 

Let us know in the comment section below or on all social media platforms @ESCXTRA.

Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!

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