Israel: Eden Alene will sing "Feker Libi" at Eurovision 2020

Israel has decided. Feker Libi​​ is the winning song of "The Next Song", Israel's national song selection show for Eurovision 2020

The Israeli singer Eden Alene was selected in the beginning of February 2020 to represent Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2020. And tonight it was decided which song she will sing in Rotterdam.

The winning song of "The Next Song" – that was aired tonight by the Israeli broadcaster KAN – is Feker Libi.

Israel 2020: Eden Alene – "Feker Libi"

The song Feker Libi is written by Doron Medalie and Idan Raichel. The composer Doron Medalie (דורון מדלי‎) was also behind Toy (Israel 2018), Made of Stars (Israel 2016) and Golden Boy (Israel 2015).

Feker Libi has lyrics in English, Amharic (Ethiopian), Hebrew and Arabic.

Israel 2020: Eden Alene
Photo: Sagi Klein / Eurovisionworld
Israel 2020: Eden Alene
Photo: Sagi Klein / Eurovisionworld
Israel 2020: Eden Alene
Photo: Sagi Klein / Eurovisionworld

The Next Song

As part of the song selection show, "The Next Song", the public had a total of 40% (4% pre-show voting and 36% during the show) of the votes for the winner song, a panel of judges and 3 special judging points (guest judges during the show) had 60% of the votes.

Israeli Selection 2020 – HaShir HaBa L'Eurovizion

The winning song Feker Libi will now be submitted to the EBU as the Israeli song for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, on the Head of Delegations meeting next week. A meeting the Israeli delegation won't attend due to the coronavirus.

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: Sagi Klein (Israel)

authorSagi Klein is our correspondent from Israel. Sagi sees Eurovision as a unique platform that brings people together and bridging differences between them, through the amazing power of music.

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