Next Up: 2021 – Israel

Eden Alene will represent Israel in Eurovision 2021, we already know that. But will her new entry have the same energy as the one Israel picked for her this year? Or will the nation go for something different.

In today’s episode we look at Israel in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: Eden Alene knows her way with several music genres

As we all could see and hear in the Israeli final for Eden Alene, she is a talentful singer that can work within several music genres. Eden Alene is an incredible singer, and she made all four songs come alive on stage. It also gave the stereotypical song ‘Feker Libi’ some extra appeal.

It seems likely to keep an ethnic song with a strong Israeli-sound to it. It has worked for the nation before. Knowing that Doron Medalie had co-written the song made a lot of sense, because Feker Libi had that same style of chaos as Netta’s winning entry Toy. This entry was a bit more dated, so that is something that can be improved for 2021.

How should Israel proceed with Eden Alene in Eurovision 2021?

Israel will be bringing Eden back for 2021, and it wouldn’t surprise us to see Doron Medalie as the songwriter once again. Whether they will opt for another public song selection or not is uncertain as it’s still early days, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see that format again.

It all depends on these songs. They need to be judged by their merits. If the total package of another ethno-pop song is best, Israel should go with that. But it might be interesting to hear Eden do a ballad, since her vocal qualities are outstanding.

This was supposed to be Israel’s Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?