Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Israel entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 with the song "Shiru" by Lehakat Shiru after they won the Israeli national final, Kdam Eurovision.

Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country Israel
National selection
Selection processKdam Eurovision 1993
Selection date(s)1 April 1993
Selected entrantLehakat Shiru
Selected song"Shiru"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result24th, 4 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1992 1993 1995►

Before EurovisionEdit

Kdam Eurovision 1993Edit

This Israeli broadcaster, IBA, held a national final to select the Israeli entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held in Millstreet, Ireland. The contest was held at the IBA TV Studios in Jerusalem, hosted by 1987 co-Israeli representative Nathan Dattner. 12 songs competed, with the winner being decided through the votes of 7 regional juries.

The winner was Lehakat Shiru with the song "Shiru", composed by Shaike Paikov and Yoram Tahar-Lev.[1]

Final – 1 April 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Lehakat Shiru "Shiru" 67 1
2 Dorit Reuveni "Bayit biktze hakeshet" 36 6
3 Linet "Aniana" 7 10
4 Svika Pick "Artik kartiv" 34 7
5 Doron Mazar "Re'ach vatzeva" 62 2
6 Shimi Tavori "Chai et ma sheyesh" 26 8
7 Etti Kari "Yashar letoch enay" 22 9
8 Adam "Ad" 56 3
9 Effi Ben-Israel and Nathan Nattanzon "Marconi" 3 11
10 David D'Or "Parpar" 53 4
11 Moshik Dar "Moral" 37 5
12 Reuven Lavi "Ha'olam kol kach madlik" 1 12
Detailed Regional Jury Votes
Draw Song Jerusalem Karmiel Or
Akiva
Haifa Nazareth
Illit
Beit
Shemesh
Tel Aviv Total
1 "Shiru" 8 12 10 12 6 7 12 67
2 "Bayit biktze hakeshet" 3 5 4 6 4 4 10 36
3 "Aniana" 1 1 5 7
4 "Artik kartiv" 7 3 3 10 7 1 3 34
5 "Re'ach vatzeva" 6 8 12 5 12 12 7 62
6 "Chai et ma sheyesh" 2 2 7 2 8 3 2 26
7 "Yashar letoch enay" 4 6 2 4 2 2 4 22
8 "Ad" 10 7 6 7 10 8 8 56
9 "Marconi" 1 1 1 3
10 "Parpar" 12 10 5 8 3 10 5 53
11 "Moral" 5 4 8 3 5 6 6 37
12 "Ha'olam kol kach madlik" 1 1

SongEdit

  "Shiru"
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 entry
Country
Artist(s)
  • Sarah'le Sharon
  • Benny Nadler
  • Guy Bracha
  • Julia Proiter
  • Rachel Haim
As
With
Varda Zamir
Languages
Composer(s)
Shaike Paikov
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Amir Frolich
Finals performance
Final result
24th
Final points
4
Entry chronology
◄ "Ze Rak Sport" (1992)
"Amen" (1995) ►

"Shiru" (Hebrew script: שירו; "Sing") was performed in Hebrew and English by The Shiru Group on the night of the contest, one of two bilingual songs, along with the Croatian entry.

The song is about the power of song itself. The protagonist recalls how they were "given their songs" by the people they grew up with. They say song is "all we have" and they sing to "break walls" and "open hearts". The bridge of the song is performed in English, marking the second occasion, after its 1992 entry, on which the Israeli contest entry had featured any language apart from Hebrew.

At EurovisionEdit

Lehakat Shiru performed 24th on the night of the final, preceding Norway. On stage, the members dressed in traditional Israeli dress, wearing red ribbons in solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS. Bracha, Haim, Nadler and Proiter were in the center of the stage, while Sharon was on piano and Zamir was backing singer. At the end of the song, they all joined in a row at the front of the stage.

They received 4 points, placing 24th in a field of 25, Israel's worst ever finish in the grand final, and therefore were relegated from participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994.[2]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ISRAELI NATIONAL FINAL 1993".
  2. ^ "Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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