Eurovision 2023: It is not sure yet whether Noa Kirel will represent Israel

Last week singer Noa Kirel was announced by the Israeli National Broadcaster, KAN, as the Eurovision 2023 representative of this country. Plot twist! Noa did not say “yes” yet to being the Israeli participant.

Noa Kirel did not say “yes” yet

During a radio interview Noa Kirel stated that she was chosen, but did not say “yes” yet. Noa is still coming to terms with the fact that the Israeli broadcaster chose her out of more than 75 different acts. Next to this, she stated that she will decide together with her (management) team if she will be Israel’s 2023 participant. She also stated that she is really honored that she was chosen to represent her country.

Figuring out Noa’s contract

There have been rumors that Noa Kirel’s management is figuring out the contract for a possible participation of the singer in the contest of 2023. The contract negotiations need to be according to the likings of all parties involved, and that can take time before all things are said, written, and done.

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Internally chosen

Noa Kirel was chosen internally by a committee consisting out of 10 members that were chosen by the Israeli National broadcaster. 75 acts were presented to the committee, and one of the main focus points was to have acts in the pool of candidates that have proven experience with performing live in front of grand audience. Noa fit the bill perfectly.

More about Noa Kirel

Noa Kirel is a 21-year old singer who was born in central Israel. In 2015 she released her first single, and from there her career took off; among her single releases there is also an English-language one with the name, “Drum”, which was released in 2019, when Noa was just 18 years of age. In 2017, at age 16, Noa Kirel won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Israeli Artist. This female singer is also known for her performance during the Miss Universe pageant of 2021, which was held in Eilat, Israel.

As soon as we know more about Noa Kirel’s participation, we will inform you about this exciting matter on the website of ESCplus International!


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