Spotlight on: Israel

May 18, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Eden Alene

Date of Birth: 7 May 2000

Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: Set Me Free

Composer: Amit Mordechai, Ido Netzer, Noam Zlatin, Ron Carmi

Producer: Amit Mordechai, Ido Netzer, Noam Zlatin

Eurovision Result: 17th Place

Eden Alene is an Israeli singer. In 2017, Alene was a contestant in the third season of the singing competition The X Factor Israel.  In January 2018, she won the season finale.

In 2020, she won the seventh season of the singing competition HaKokhav HaBa. She was set to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, with her song “Feker Libi”, planned to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

After the cancellation of the 2020 contest due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was internally chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, this time with “Set Me Free”.

Song Lyrics

Take a look what we’ve become, it’s been so long
Getting you out of my life, I feel so strong

Set me free
Feel my beating heart in perfect harmony
Don’t let me down

I’ma, I’ma, ah
I’ma, I’ma, ah, huh

Feeling like in prison, looking for the reason
I don’t wanna say goodbye
Feels like no tomorrow, everywhere that I go
Babe, I’m gonna lose my mind
Just another story, tell me not to worry
Everything will be just fine
Used to be your treasure, now I’m gone forever
Think I’m going back in time

Set me free
Feel my beating heart in perfect harmony
Don’t let me down

I’ma, I’ma, ah
I’ma make it on my own
I’ma, I’ma, ah
חאלס עם השיגעון
I’ma, I’ma, ah
I’ma make it on my own
I’ma, I’ma, ah

Life has been so easy, used to call us cheesy
It was paradise
In my bed so lonely, you’re the one and only
Hell, I know I paid my price
Clock is ticking tik-tak, everything is צ’יק צ’ק
And I don’t know what to do
People tell me, “Honey, יאללה בלאגנים
One day dreams will become true”

Set me free
Feel my beating heart in perfect harmony
Don’t let me down, oh
Set me free
Feel my beating heart in perfect harmony
Don’t let me down

I’ma, I’ma, ah
I’ma make it on my own
I’ma, I’ma, ah
חאלס עם השיגעון
I’ma, I’ma, ah
I’ma make it on my own
I’ma, I’ma, ah

I’m so awesome, come and get some
What are we living for? (What are we living?)
I’m your reason, spicy season
Like we did before (Like we did before)
Let me take you higher, set the place on fire
Twenty twenty-one degrees
Feel my beating heart and set me free

Set me free (I’ma, I’ma, ah)
Set me free (I’ma make it on my own)
Set me free (I’ma, I’ma, ah)
Set me free (חאלס עם השיגעון)
(I’ma, I’ma, ah)
(I’ma make it on my own)
(I’ma, I’ma ah)

Harmony, don’t let me down
Just set me free

Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1973

Appearances: 42

Finals: 36

Best Result: 1st (1978, 1979, 1998, 2018)

Top 5:

1973 – Ilanit – Ey Sham, 4th Place

1978 – Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta – A-Ba-Ni-Bi, 1st Place

1979 – Milk and Honey – Hallelujah, 1st Place

1982 – Avi Toledano – Hora, 2nd Place

1983 – Ofra Haza – Hi, 2nd Place

1985 – Izhar Cohen – Olé, Olé, 5th Place

1991 – Duo Datz – Kan, 3rd Place

1998 – Dana International – Diva, 1st Place

1999 – Eden – Yom Huledet, 5th Place

2005 – Shiri Maimon – HaSheket SheNish’ar, 4th Place

2018 – Netta – Toy, 1st Place

Marcel Benzençon Awards:

2010 – Press Award, Artistic Award, Composer Award

 

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