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Israel: Eden Alene releases final version of "Set Me Free" for Eurovision 2021

The final version of the song that Eden Alene will sing in Eurovision 2021 has just been released. Listen to the revamped version of "Set Me Free"

Eden Alene was internally selected for Israel and "Set Me Free" was chosen through a song selection "HaShir Shelanu L'Eurovizion 2021". Eden was also set to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with "Feker Libi".

Shortly after winning with "Set Me Free", Eden alongside with her team have been working on a revamped version which will be performed at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.

Eden Alene together with her team have now released the Eurovision version of "Set Me Free". The song for Israel at Eurovision is written by Noam Zlatin, Ido and Amit, Ron Karmi and Efi Netzer.

Israel 2021: Eden Alene – "Set Me Free"

Eden Alene

Eden Alene was born in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Katamon to Ethiopian-born Jewish parents who immigrated separately to Israel during the aliyah from Ethiopia. She studied in religious schools and then attended the Hebrew University High School.

In 2018, she was enlisted to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and serves in a military band.

In October 2017, she participated in the third season of the 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 April 2018, she performed a song by Arkadi Duchin at the torch-lighting ceremony that opened the celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel.

In December 2018, she released her debut single, "Better."

Israel in Eurovision Song Contest

Israel 2018: Netta Barzilai - "Toy"

Israel has participated 42 times in Eurovision since debut in 1973. They have won the contest four times:

Israel 2018: Netta Barzilai - "Toy"

Israel has never ended last in the contest! Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Israel qualified for the Grand Final 10 out of 16 times.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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