Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals, we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The next artist we will be previewing is Noa Kirel.
Noa Kirel’s Eurovision journey so far….
Noa was the earliest artist announcement for Eurovision 2023, we already knew that Noa would fly the flag for Israel back in August 2022, with her participation being first suggested in July. She was chosen internally by the team at Israeli broadcaster KAN.
Noa will perform position number 9 in the first semi-final on Tuesday 9th May. You can check out his song here:
What do we think of “Unicorn”
The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Euan and Stuart gave their thoughts on “Unicorn”, which you can see here:
Who is Noa Kirel?
Noa is already an established artist in Israel at the age of 22. She has received the MTV Europe Music Award for best Israeli act each year since 2017. She is known for not only being a singer but also as an actress, dancer and television host.
Her success was kick-started following the release of her first song ‘Medabrim?’ in 2015, which was followed up with more songs featured on Youtube and played on Israeli Radio. By the end of 2016, she won the award “Singer of the Year” at the Israeli Kids’ Choice Awards. She has featured in films and has be a judge on TV Talent show in Israel including the ‘Israel’s Got Talent’.
In the summer of 2021, Noa released her first international single ‘Please Don’t Suck’. Later on that year she opened Miss Universe 2021 with ‘Thought About That’.
Noa’s Eurovision track ‘Unicorn’ was written by Doron Medalie (who co-wrote ‘Toy’ 2018’s winning song), May Sfadia and Yinon Yahel.
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 Turing 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: That Eurovision Site/Noa Kirel
Photo Credit: Eran Levi