ISRAEL 2014: MEI TO COPENHAGEN
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Last Thursday IBA commitee had chosen it’s represatative to the coming ESC 2014. The singer is Mei Feingold that was in Star is Born reality show.
This is not the first time that IBA is choosing a singer from this show. 3 singers from this reality show had representede Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Shiri Maimon (2005) Boaz Maudah (2008) and Harel Skaat (2010)
In case the artist would have turned down the proposal of IBA, Maya Bouskilla would have represented Israel in the contest. This is not the first time that Maya Boukilla tries to represent Israel in the contest. She was a candidate in 2012 where she lost with one point to Izabo Band that had represented Israel in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The chosen artist will perform 3-4 songs that the audience and the jury will decide for the song that will represent Israel in the contest.
special thanks to Moshe Melman (Israel)
INFORMATION ABOUT MEI FINEGOLD
Mei Finegold is an Israeli singer. Recently, Finegold participated in Kokhav Nolad 7, Israel’s version of American Idol. Though considered to be the winner from the season premier, she finished only in the 3rd place.
Mei was born in 1982 in Rishon LeZion (born as Meital), where she lives until today. Her musical career started in school ceremonies, and she continued by taking singing lessons with majority of classic opera. Since her childhood, Mei used to throw lots of shows, including night clubs and bars. Since then, Mei leads a band called Disiac. The band even participated in Hebrew Labor, a special CD containing covers to old Israeli songs.
Mei’s place in the show was promised since her first audition. The judges were charmed by her and not even a single negative criticism was appointed. During the show Mei kept on the rock line, covering songs mainly from Israel’s mid-1980s. She was awarded as the performance of the week for 5 times, 2 of them in a row.