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Noa Kirel Announces Details of 2023 Eurovision Entry, Reveals She Consulted Netta Before Accepting Eurovision Gig

Earlier this week, Noa Kirel unveiled some key details about the preparations for her 2023 Eurovision bow. Speaking with Israeli publication Mako, the 21-year-old chart topper said that KAN, the broadcaster responsible for the country’s participation at Eurovision, has given her and her team complete creative freedom over the songwriting and staging design. She also revealed that KAN has committed …

Noa Kirel has signed contract with KAN, set to officially represent Israel in Eurovision 2023

News that Noa Kirel would be going to Eurovision broke last month from KAN, but contract negotiations had not been finalized prior to the announcement. When asked about the opportunity immediately after the announcement, Kirel said in an interview that she was excited about the opportunity, but needed time to “brainstorm her approach to this thing”. However, it seems that …

Team ESC United Weighs In: Our Top 10 of Eurovision 1982

On the night of April 24, 1982, delegations from 18 countries descended on the Harrogate International Centre for the 27th Eurovision Song Contest. Which of that year’s entries would Team ESCUnited crown? To decide, we have gathered five of our best (?) and brightest (??) from around the globe to weigh in with their 1982 Top 10s. They are: From …

Noa Kirel still “brainstorming” Eurovision and hints that she didn’t know KAN was considering her

Earlier this week, KAN made a surprise announcement that Israeli popstar Noa Kirel would represent the country at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement created intense excitement from the Eurovision community and Israeli citizens, and it appears that the star has been riding the wave of publicity all week. But it also appears that the announcement came as a …

ESC 2023: First name set, Noa Kirel will sing for Israel next year

The summer is upon us, which usually means the news section for the contest are far in between, with broadcasters planning things out and waiting for song submissions, but not in Israel! Instead, the country decided to do some VERY early homework and preparation for next year’s contest, despite we don’t even know where it will be held yet. That’s …

ESC 2022: From the first semi-final live on tapes to the second semi-final

Over yesterday and today, more and more live on tapes are being released by the EBU on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. By now, we’ve gotten to the point, where we have now seen “all” of the first semi-final tapes and now we step into the second semi-final. This is great moment to remind everyone, that some broadcasters …

Israel’s Eurovision 2023 artist to be selected internally by committee

After failing to qualify for the grand final in Turin for the first time since 2014, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC/KAN) has decided to move back to an internal artist selection for the 2023 contest. The artist will be selected by a 9 member committee appointed by IPBC, with the committee bring comprised of the director of IPBC’s radio stations, …

Second rehearsals: A report on Iceland, Norway, Armenia, Finland and Israel.

Turin, 05 May 2022 Buongiorno everyone! We’ve here with the live report on this morning’s rehearsals. Note: Images and videos will be added once they go online on the official channel.  Country: Iceland Act: Systur Song: “Með hækkandi sól” [With the rising sun] Semifinal: First (10/05/2022) Position in Running Order: 14/17 Icelandic sister trio Sigga, Beta and Elin (also known …

Michael Ben David reveals revamp of I.M

After winning X-factor and being selected to go to Eurovision for Israel, Michael Ben David presents us with a revamped version of his winning song ‘I.M’. You can listen to it right now! The song was already chosen back on the 5th of February. It won a proces which saw four artists first release two songs each. Then the Israeli …

Israel: Five Things to Know About Michael Ben David

Two contests after Netta‘s wild, outsider energy won Israel its fourth Eurovision victory, the country is sending another flamboyant superstar: Michael Ben David. But who is this 25-year-old entertainer bringing “I.M” to life on stage in Turin? You know the drill: He’s a True ‘Cinderella Story’ Michael Ben David‘s life has not always been easy. Born the second of six …

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