Almost 8 months after being announced, Noa Kirel has released "Unicorn" which will represent Israel at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
The song was premiered in a special broadcaster in Israeli broadcaster KAN’s main channel.
Who is Noa Kirel?
Noa Kirel is a 21 year old singer, dancer, TV presenter and model born in Ra’anana, Israel. Kirel was born to parents of Austrian-Jewish and Moroccan-Jewish decent. Kirel is most well known for winning the MTV Europe Music Awards for the best Israeli Act between every year 2017 and 2020.
In 2015, Kirel released her debut song on Youtube called “Medabrim?”. She has had three singles reach number in the Israel charts, with the recent most one coming in 2021 called “Reashim” (Noises).
In March 2020 Kirel was enlisted to the Israel Defence Forces, serving in the military band. She completed her service in February this year.
Israel at Eurovision
Israel debuted in the contest in 1973 with Ilanit and the song “Ey Sham” which came 4th. Israel have won the contest 4 times, with their most recent success coming in 2018 when Netta won with her song “Toy“.
Last year, Israel failed to qualify for the final for the first time since 2014, after Michael Ben David and his song “I.M” came 13th place in the second semi final. Noa Kirel will be looking to get Israel back performing on the Saturday.
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