While the regular days pass in the shadow of the COVID-19 epidemic, preparations for Eurovision 2021 are rapidly growing! Eden Alene will represent Israel in Eurovision 2021 and recently it was talked about how the song selection of Eden Alene would be. Then Israeli broadcaster KAN declared that, Eden Alene will perform 16 songs and one of them will be Eden Alene's song for Eurovision 2021.
Israeli broadcaster IPBC created a call for entries for their national final to select Eden’s entry for Eurovision 2021. This year, 16 songs will compete in national selection. It has previously been reported that 16 songs will be uploaded online, but only 8 will go through to the live shows. Israeli site Maariv stated that we will hear these 16 songs in November 2020.
All internet users are allowed to vote for their favorite song, and the 8 most voted ones will make it to the live shows that are set to take place in February, Maariv reports.
The exact date of November isn't announced yet. The deadline is extended 10 days to October 15th due to COVID-19 restrictions in Israel.
How the songs will be decreased from 16 to 8, then 8 to 4 ?
Once the song submission process is completed, a committee will select 16 of the nominated songs. These 16 songs will be published on a website and public voting will be started. The top voted 8 songs will be split into 2 different semi-finals that will contain 4 songs for each. The top two from each semi-final will make it through to the final, with the winning entry in the final being sent to Eurovision 2021.
According to some resources, live shows will take place in February 2021.
Who's Eden Alene ?
Eden Alene is an Israeli singer of Ethiopian-Jewish descent. Having won the seventh season of the singing competition HaKokhav HaBa, she was set to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, with her song "Feker Libi", planned to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After this edition of the contest had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was internally chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, but with a new song.