Today, Israeli broadcaster Kan have announced the title of Noa Kirel’s Eurovision entry – “Unicorn”! They also shared a picture of Kirel alongside her fellow songwriters Doron Madali, Yinon Yahel and May Sfadia, as they prepare for the competition in Liverpool this May.
KAN have said that the song will be released “in about two months” on a special broadcast TV show.
Previously, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that Kirel’s entry would be in English and Hebrew, and would be an uptempo song. Kirel recorded multiple options for her entry, and has chosen Unicorn alongside her team and KAN.
About Noa Kirel
Noa has been a big name in Israel’s music industries for a few years now. Her music career started by 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 the beginning of her success. In the years 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, remembrance of the Holocaust, fight against COVID-19, and drawing attention to accidents of cyclists without helmets.
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
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