Israel: Eden Alene wins HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion and is off to Rotterdam
Just a while ago the Israeli national selection for Eurovision 2020 reached to its end as the HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion grand final show took place. Big winner of the night was Eden Alene who will represent Israel in the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam
After series of audition, duels and live performances , the four finalists took the stage for the last time in order to battle for the ticket to Rotterdam. Today’s winner was determined in two voting rounds . During the first round we saw the four acts perform in duels . Adding up the votes by the show’s jury ( Static & Ben-El Tavori, Keren Peles, Shiri Maimon (Israel 2005), Assaf Amdursky and Itay Levy) and the public votes the winner from each duel qualified to the second round of voting.
The duels’ battles developed as following:
Eden Alene 66% VS Orr Amrami-Brockman 73%
Ella-Lee Lahav 75% VS Gaya Shaki 61%
Following the first resutls the jury had the chance to “save” one of the acts that lost in their duel. Therefore among the Orr Amrami-Brockman και Ella-Lee Lahav, the jury advanced Eden Alene to the next round of voting.
In the second round of voting Eden Alene topped both jury and public voting , winning the Israeli national final and earning the right to represent Israel in Rotterdam .Here are the overall results:
A FEW WORDS ABOUT EDEN
Alene was born in Jerusalem to parents who immigrated from Ethiopia. In October 2017, she participated in the third season of Israeli reality show The X Factor Israel. At the first audition, she sang “Stone Cold” by Demi Lovato. In January 2018 she won the season finale.
In 2018 she released her firsr single entitled “Better” while in 2019 followed two more singles, the cover single“Save Your Kisses for Me” and secondly“When It Comes to You”
Watch in the following the winner’s live performance on stage:
The Israeli entry will be determined on March 3. Among a number of submitted entries Eden Alene will perform a shorlisted number of songs before a experts’ jury and the Next Star’s jury in order to select the entry that we will see on the Rotterdam Ahoy stage.