During the final of their national selection 'The Next Star', hosted by Eurovision 2019 presenter Assi Azar, Israel picked Eden Alene to be their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Eden's song will be revealed on 3 March.
Get to know Eden
Born and raised in Jerusalem, 19-year-old Eden won Israel over with her powerful voice and electrifying performances in The Next Star. With her parents both hailing from Ethiopia, Eden will bring a fresh and contemporary combination of sounds and influences to the Eurovision Song Contest.
What's next for Eden?
In the coming weeks, Eden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be selected during The Next Song For Eurovision. The show will be broadcast live on Israeli public broadcaster KAN's channels and feature 4 potential songs for Eden. These final 4 tracks will be judged by a team of professional judges and viewers. The winning song will then become Eden's participating song in Rotterdam.
About The Next Star
A total of 20 artists competed in The Next Star 2020, narrowed down to 4 in the final: Eden Alene, Ellalee Lahav, Gaya Shaki and Orr Amrami Brockman. The show is Israel's most-watched singing competition and has served as the country's selection method for some years now. Eurovision 2018 winner Netta also became Israel's representative through the format.