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Noa Kirel enjoying a lollypop

Noa Kirel will definitely represent Israel in 2023

10 August 2022 at 11:00 CEST
Noa Kirel has been announced as Israel’s participant at the Eurovision Song Contest next May.


[Article updated: Tuesday 10 August, 2022]

In a surprisingly early move, Israel's broadcaster KAN revealed the news after a meeting of their Eurovision Selection Committee on Monday 11 July; some 8 months before the official deadline for entries. The selection was confirmed on Tuesday 10 August, when Noa took part in a press conference with broadcaster KAN.

A total of 78 artists were discussed, all with 'rich and proven experience in standing in front of a large audience,’ according to a KAN spokesperson. No worries there; Kirel is a mainstay of the pop festival circuit, and has a clutch of hit singles to her name including Please Don’t Suck, I Have Love, and her debut track Talking. 

The rockstar from Ra'anana is well known domestically, winning two MTV EMA awards and performing last year at the 70th Miss Universe pageant when it came to town. 

We look forward to hearing more about the song selection process, and are thrilled to welcome Noa as the first member of the Class of ‘23.