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Road to Rotterdam: Eden Alene (Israel)

Each day leading up to the rehearsals in Rotterdam, we will be showcasing each of the 39 acts taking part in this year’s contest and profiling their journey to this point! The first of two profiles today is for Eden Alene, the rising talent in Israel proudly representing her heritage and wowing us all with her talents in the lead …

Eurovision’s history of permitting cultural appropriation

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the escYOUnited  team as a whole or the EBU. Earlier in March, we saw the release of the Belarussian entry, and the controversy it created as a pro-Lukashenko song. Instantly, the Eurovision community took to Twitter, Facebook, and email to contact …

Eurovision 2021: Who do #YOU WANT to win?

We’re now finally at the stage where we have our completed line-up for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021! After a prolonged selection season, 39 countries remain in the running for the title in Rotterdam. With this now being the case, we want to launch one of our big polls of the year for YOUR personal preference. Which country do #YOU …

Israel: Set Me Free is Revamped

Israel was among the first countries to select their song for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Their representative, Eden Alene,  has just released the revamp of her entry Set Me Free alongside the official video that was shot in the Design City complex and was directed by Nimrod Peled. It was also revealed that Eden will shoot her back-up live-on-tape …

Israel: Eden to set free a revamp of her song!

Jerusalem, 17 March 2021 Last week, word has reached us that Israel will be reworking their entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. “Set me free”, the song Israeli-Ethiopian singer Eden Alene will be bringing in Rotterdam is to receive a proper rewrite. The mid-tempo pop song was selected in January, via an internet vote on broadcaster KAN’s website. The …

BREAKING: EBU rules out scenario A, focus on scenario B with possible downscaling

Rotterdam, 3 Feb 2021 With the pandemic still raging across all Europe, the EBU needed to make a decision concerning the organization of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The 65th contest, set to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be aired on the week of the 17th of May. Earlier, the EBU had issued four possible scenario’s underwhich the …

Israel: Eden Alene will sing Set Me Free at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

After receiving over 200 submissions, narrowing it down to 9 demos and recording 3 music videos  we finally know which song Eden Alene will sing in Rotterdam. She will represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song Set Me Free. HaShir Shelanu L’Eurovizion The song has been chosen 100% by the public vote. People from all over …

Eurovision 2021 News Roundup: North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Israel, and Italy

Good evening and welcome back to our news round-up where we recap everything you might have missed for Eurovision 2021! We have an interesting slate of news from artist confirmations, song announcements, music videos, and a national final on the rocks – let’s get started! North Macedonia confirms Vasil for Rotterdam This morning it was confirmed that MKRTV has selected …

Eden Alene Eurovision 2021

Israel: HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion cancelled for online national final

It seems that Israeli broadcaster KAN simply cannot catch a break for Eurovision this year, as their national final plans have changed once again. Earlier this year they announced a complex national selection that would feature a 16 song, multi-show national final and each week since have changed that plan. Now they have made another change, and have cancelled the …

Israel: Eden Alene versions of final three released

The versions of the final three songs in Israel’s HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion, as recorded by Eden Alene, have now been released via Israel Hayom, one of Israel’s leading news outlets. The details of each song’s amendments are also clear, in particular with “Ue La La” which has been extended to the full three minute allocation in the latest version, with …

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