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Halayla (Hebrew script: הלילה, English translation: "Tonight"), listed as Halaylah in the official Eurovision website, was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in Hebrew by Hakol Over Habibi.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry|
Shlomit Aharon, Yuval Dor
|◄ "Hallelujah" (1979)|
|"Hora" (1982) ►|
The song is a dramatic ballad, with the singer describing what will happen between herself and a lover "tonight". The exact details are left unsaid, but she sings, for example, that "We'll say things that we've never said before/Tonight, tonight, it will be the night", implying a level of intimacy which the couple had not previously achieved.
The song was performed fifth on the night, following Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Pascal with "C'est peut-être pas l'Amérique" and preceding Denmark's Debbie Cameron & Tommy Seebach with "Krøller eller ej". At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 7th in a field of 20.
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