So far, Israel’s selection for Eurovision 2021 has been one of constant changes and adjustments. Over the past few months, we’ve seen changes to the number of songs and the format of the selection. The latest of these changes is the scrapping of Eden’s live performances for the national final, which will now consist of videos instead. The selection is still due to commence in two weeks.
As a result of increasing COVID cases in Israel and a national lockdown, a live national final will no longer be possible in two weeks. Rather than delay or cancel, KAN have reportedly opted to broadcast music videos for the three entries.
This marks a departure from the original concept, where all three songs were due to be performed live by Eden ahead of the announcement of the online voting results. The entry itself will still be chosen by 100% public vote, with voting due to open on Tuesday.
Eden Alene’s Eurovision journey (so far)
In 2020, Eden Alene was selected to represent Israel at Rotterdam. Another national final took place, which saw ‘Feker Libi’ chosen as their entry. Despite the cancellation of the 2020 contest, it’s been confirmed that Eden will represent Israel at the 2021 contest.
Having whittled down over 200 submissions to just nine, the public were able to hear nine demos. After 11 days of public voting, the top two were automatically qualified and third song was selected by an expert jury assembled by KAN. On January 25, one of La La Love, Ue La La or Set Me Free will be selected to be her entry for Rotterdam 2021.
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