Just a few moments ago, it has been revealed by KAN that the Israeli superstar Noa Kirel will represent Israel at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and will be Israel’s 45th entrant for the contest. The artist was chosen by a 10 person committee of singers, producers and past Eurovision artists. Noa Kirel was chosen amongst 70 other artists.
About Noa Kirel
Noa has been a big name in Israel’s music industries for a few years now. Her music career started from uploading an original song in 2015 on her YouTube channel. Following that she released several new songs. In 2016 she was titled the “Best Singer of the Year” award. But this award was just a beginning of her success. In the years of 2017 and 2020 she won the MTV Europe Music Award. After having signed with an american company, in 2021 she made an international debut with her song “Please Don’t Suck”. Noa is also known for her work as an activist for gay rights, rememberance of Holocaust, fight with COVID19 and drawing attention to accidents of cyclists without helmets.
There is no information about the potential date of the song release.
Israel’s Eurovision Journey
Israel has a long and wealthy history in the Eurovision Song Contest, making their debut in 1973 with Ilanit and “Ey Sham”. Their first entry scored 97 points, placing 4th. Israel has since gone on to win the Contest on four separate occasions – in 1978, 1979, 1998 and 2018.
Michael Ben David represented Israel in Turin during the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “I.M.”. At the close of voting, Israel finished in 13th place, scoring 61 points and therefore, not qualifying for the final.
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News Source: KAN
Photo Credit: Michael Tumarkin