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David D'Or
David D'Or
(Hebrew: דוד ד'אור‎; born David Nehaisi on October 2, 1965) is an Israeli singer, composer, and songwriter. A countertenor with a vocal range of more than four octaves, he is a three-time winner of the Israeli " Singer
Singer
of the Year" and "Best Vocal Performer" awards.[1] He was also chosen to represent Israel in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, at which he placed 11th in the semifinal.[2][3] By February 2008, nine of his albums had gone platinum.[3][4] D'Or performs a wide variety of music, including pop, rock, dance, folk, klezmer, Yemenite prayers, holy music, ancient chants, classical, opera, and baroque arias (in the original Italian).[1][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Contents

1 Biography 2 Music career

2.1 1992–99: Early years 2.2 Singer
Singer
of the Year and Eurovision

3 Vocal style 4 Performances 5 Pseudonym meaning 6 Discography

6.1 Albums

7 References 8 External links

Biography[edit]

David D'or singing at Israel Prize ceremony

David D'Or
David D'Or
was born in Holon, Israel.[6] He is a descendant of Libyan Jews, His great-grandfather was a prominent Libyan
Libyan
rabbi, and his father brought the family from Libya to Israel.[7][9] When he was young, D'Or's parents encouraged him to become a lawyer or a doctor, but he simply loved to sing.[11] When his voice began to change, he worked to retain his ability to sing notes in a high range. For a while he was quite shy about singing using his high range, as it was unusual in Israel—which he explains used to be "quite a machoistic country—for someone to sing with such a high voice, and he had no one to imitate as no Israeli men sang in such a high voice, but he says that now it is "part of me."[11][12] "[I]t was like using [only] part of me", he said. "I could sing low and I could sing high; [I]t's like using only one hand...you have two hands, and you're using only your right hand."[12] During his three years of military service, D'Or served as a singer in the Israeli Military Band, and in 1985–86 he was in the Israeli Army Central Command troops entertainment group, and took part in the record Be'sha'araikh Yerikho.[7][13][14] Though thankful for the opportunity, and sensitive to Israel's need to have an army to defend itself, D'Or felt that music and the army didn't mesh well together, and viewed his years in the army as a difficult period in terms of his musical development.[15] D'Or is married to Pazit, formerly a jewelry designer and now his manager. They met as high school students in Bat Yam.[16] They have two children and reside in the Israeli town of Savyon
Savyon
near Tel Aviv.[15] Music career[edit] After his army service, D'Or and two army colleagues (Benny Nadler and Rivi Ben-Basht) formed a trio named HaShlishiya (the "Threesome"), but it disbanded after just one single. A few months later he formed another group, named Kav 4 ("Fourth Chord"), but it disbanded before completing its inaugural album.[17] At the same time he was invited by the Israeli National Theater ("Habima Theater") to be in various performances, among them "Blood Marriage", "Cabaret", "Cry the Beloved Country (music by Kurt Weill)", and " Tartuffe
Tartuffe
(music by Giya Kancheli)."[14][18][19] D’Or performed at the Habima Theater
Habima Theater
for four years, during which time he received outstanding reviews, such as Maariv's review of Cry the Beloved Country: "D'or's outstanding voice is meant for great parts. His voice and presence embraces the audience, who showed their appreciation by a lengthy standing ovation".[20] He was at the same time professionally trained, and tutored by Soprano
Soprano
Miriam Melzer, from 1987–90 at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, from which he graduated.[7][21][22] In 1991, D'Or was accepted into and enrolled in the classical music department of the Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Conservatory.[7] That year D'Or also began his musical career as a classical tenor. Zubin Mehta, Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, heard D'Or sing and invited him to perform as soloist in "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff, performing in a series of concerts all over the country.[12][14][19] Yediot Achronot reviewed his performance, writing: "David D’Or is a contra tenor with tone, colour and exceptional style well beyond other soloists".[20] 1992–99: Early years[edit] In 1992, D’Or released his first album entitled David D'Or.[21] It included hit song "Yad Anuga", also known as "Yad Agunah" ("Gentle Hand", or "Tender Hand"), which was remixed by Nelson "Paradise" Roman and Bump, produced by Ofer Meiri and Yehudit Ravitz, released as a vinyl 12-inch single
12-inch single
by Big Beat Records and Magnet Records, and reached # 3 in the most frequently played charts in Great Britain.[19][23] His second album, Be'govah Mishtane ("Changing Altitudes", or "Changing Heights"), released January 1, 1993,[24] included the song "Ani Af" ("I Fly", or "I am Flying"),[25] and what was to become an iconic Israeli song, "Tishmor al HaOlam Yeled" ("Watch Over the World, Child", or "Protect Our World, Child").[26][27][28] The latter song was subsequently covered by Liel Kolet
Liel Kolet
and Scorpions' singer Klaus Meine, as well as by Shuly Nathan.[29][30] The CD consisting mostly of songs composed by D'Or was even more successful than its predecessor and went platinum.[26][31] Globus reviewed the album and wrote the following: "In an age in which it seems that a good voice is not particularly necessary to be a singer, David D'Or
David D'Or
comes along and reminds anyone who had forgotten that not only can things be different, they need to be different. Simply put, D'Or sings beautifully and knows how to choose songs that fit his unique voice...One has to credit him for fulfilling his mission with bravura; his voice on stage sounds as good and convincing as it does in the recording studio. The wide variety of styles that he incorporates in his music, along with his superb vocal ability, allows him to appeal to adults and youths alike."[20] Later in 1993, D'Or participated in the televised competition to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest (Kdam Erovizion), with his song "Parpar,"[32] and came in fourth place.[33][34] Side by side with his classical education, D'Or was drawn to ethnic music. This interest led him in 1995 to record with Moroccan Israeli Shlomo Bar
Shlomo Bar
and the band "Habrera Hativit" ("The Natural Gathering", "Natural Choice", or "Natural Selection"; composed of ethnic musicians) and release a popular new album, David & Shlomo (also known as David and Salomon).[12][35][36][37] Maariv
Maariv
reviewed the album, writing: "The Duet
Duet
of David and Shlomo is wonderful and stunning."[20] He also joined Dudu Fisher, Meir Banai, and Eran Zur in the song "Lisa" on the 1994 album "Radio Blah-Blah" by the Israeli band "The Friends of Natasha".[38] In 1995, as Israel and the Holy See
Holy See
had just established political relations, D'Or also received an invitation from the Vatican to perform for Pope John Paul II.[12] His repertoire at this concert, which was broadcast worldwide and received enthusiastic reviews, united original ethnic music with European classics, and included a song D'Or composed specifically for the Pope in both Hebrew
Hebrew
and Italian.[12][14][39] He was the first Israeli singer to sing in Hebrew for the Pope.[40] After he performed for the Pope ("He held my hand and gave me his blessing", D'Or said. "I just kept thinking: 'Here I am, little David from Israel, singing in Hebrew...It was a very powerful thing.'"),[7] D'Or was invited to perform in Italy, where he appeared on TV shows such as Maurizio Costanzo
Maurizio Costanzo
on Channel 1, and Paulo Limiti on Channel 2.[14][36] The Italian press, such as Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica, gave D'Or positive reviews.[36] In 1997, D'Or released his fourth album, David D’Or & Etti Ankri,[41] with Etti Ankri, which included them singing a duet of Ankri's hit "Lolita".[42] That year as well the Ra'anana
Ra'anana
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
commissioned an original work, a small cantata, specially written for D'Or, entitled "The Children of God" ("Yeldai Ha Elohim").[12] The lyrics consist of sentences that appear in the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian
Christian
religions, emphasizing the message of "love your neighbor." The work was composed by Georgian-born Israeli composer Josef Bardanashvilli, subsequently opened in a series of concerts of the orchestra in Israel and throughout the US, and was a great success.[14][43] Singer
Singer
of the Year and Eurovision[edit] His fifth album entitled Baneshama ("In the Soul") was released on March 31, 2001, with 11 of the 12 tracks written by D'Or.[36][44][45][46] In 2001, D'Or was named Israel's Singer
Singer
of the Year and Best Vocal Performer.[43][47] In 2002, he was again named Israel's Singer
Singer
of the Year (receiving the Tamuz Prize) and Best Vocal Performer, and also received the award for Best Song for "Kol HaCochavim" at the Israel Music Awards.[19][31] After 9/11
9/11
D'Or and Etti Ankri, Zehava Ben, Arkady Duchin, and other Israeli singers recorded the title song "Yesh Od Tikvah" ("Our Hope Endures"), for which D'Or wrote the music and lyrics, on the CD Yesh Od Tikvah/You've Got a Friend.[48][49] The CD released by Hed Arzi in 2002 benefited Israeli terror victims, with all proceeds going to "NATAL": the "Israel Trauma Center
Trauma Center
for Victims of Terror and War".[50] D’Or then released David D’Or & the Philharmonic; Live Concert on April 1, 2003,[51][52] which successfully broke traditional barriers as it combined a medley of pop, classical, and opera which he sang, backed by the 120-member Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.[53][54] The album, which included among other pieces "Agnus Dei", "Orfeo", "Let Me Cry", and "The Phantom of the Opera" reached gold status in just two weeks.[55] The newspaper Yediot Achronot
Yediot Achronot
reviewed the CD in its opera section and wrote the following: "D’Or excelled...with his fantastic counter tenor voice...in a most exciting performance. All in all, this is a very moving CD."[20] That year D'Or also released the CD "Shma Israel", [1] and "The Hidden Gate: Jewish
Jewish
Music from Around the World" was released by Rounder Records
Rounder Records
on July 1, featuring what The Independent
The Independent
described as "haunting stuff" from David D'Or.[56] In November 2003, the Israel Broadcasting Authority
Israel Broadcasting Authority
(the "IBA") chose D'Or to represent the country in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.[36] D'Or represented Israel in the contest in Istanbul, with the song "Leha'amin" (To Believe),[3] which he co-wrote with Ehud Manor.[57] The song was chosen on February 5, 2004, in voting during the program "Israel Selects a Song", held during a break in a televised Maccabi Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
Euroleague
Euroleague
basketball game in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
at which videos of four songs sung by D'Or were shown.[58] The vote was by both a special IBA Eurovision Committee (including prior Israeli entrants Lior Narkis and Gali Atari), which accounted for 40% of the vote, and a televote by viewers, who accounted for the remaining 60% of the vote. The basketball game attracted 13.7% of Israeli TV viewers.[59] The song won 60% of the jury's vote, and 66% of the viewers' televotes.[60][61] During Eurovision rehearsal week, D'Or left Istanbul
Istanbul
to be with his father who was suffering from diabetes and had been rushed to a hospital where one of his legs had to be amputated.[62] D'Or then returned to Istanbul
Istanbul
to perform[63] on May 12, 2004,[11] and placed 11th in the semifinal failing to qualify to the final, while 19% of Israeli viewers watched on television.[3][64] His father has since died.[3][62] On June 1, 2004, he released the CD entitled Le Haamin ("To Believe").[65] His performance of the song was also on the official Eurovision compilation CD, Eurovision Song Contest: Istanbul
Istanbul
2004, released that year by CMC Entertainment. [2] In 2004, he also collaborated with Sarit Hadad
Sarit Hadad
to record the DVD
DVD
"Pets in Tunes. [3] His year was capped by his being awarded the titles of Israeli 2004 " Singer
Singer
of the Year" and "Best Vocal Performer".[66][67][68] In January 2005, he released a clubby, English electronic house vinyl 12" single of George Michael's "Careless Whisper" on the 3 Lanka and Hed Arzi labels, produced and mixed by DJ Amiad, with remixes by Future Funk and Michi Lange.[4][69] The track attracted international interest.[69] On March 27, 2006, D'Or released Kmo HaRuach ("Like the Wind"), which included duets with Israeli singers Arkadi Duchin, Arik Einstein, Shlomi Shabat, and Ehud Banai,[70][71] and the song "Zman Ahava" ("Time for Love") with Ehud Banai.[72] D'Or composed all the songs on the album, combining world music with jazz, Thai, and Indian elements.[73] In 2006, D'Or also collaborated with rapper Subliminal for the song "Ten Koah" ("Give Me Strength") on Subliminal's hip hop album, Just When You Thought it Was Over.[74] He also joined Shlomo Bar in a duet of "Atzlano Kafar Todrah" for the CD The Rough Guide to the Music of Israel released on February 17, 2006,[75] and sang the song "Travelling North" or "Heading North" ("Nose'a Tzafonah") on the 2006 CD To the North with Love ("Latsafon Be'ahava"). [5] On May 19, 2007, D’Or performed with soprano Seiko Lee in the world premier performance of the 40-minute ten-movement "peace cantata", "Halelu—Songs of David", in Belgrade, Serbia. The concert was televised to six other Eastern European
Eastern European
countries. The composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, was a collaborative effort of D’Or and American composer/conductor David Eaton, Music Director of the New York City Symphony, who conducted the combined Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra
and the 120-voice choir of the Academic Cultural Artistic Society. Halelu is sung in English, Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin, with greetings of peace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam figuring prominently in the lyrical content of several movements, and with Psalm
Psalm
113 (sung in Hebrew
Hebrew
by D’Or) as the basis of the 4th movement.[76][77] He then released Halelu—Songs of David; Cantata for Peace (2007), in which he was accompanied by Lee, the Ra'anana Symphony Orchestra, and members of the Philharmonia Chorus of Israel.[68] D'Or sang for Dr. Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III
at a Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) Conference in the summer of 2007 in Tel Aviv. King was in tears as D'Or finished his rendition of "Summertime", and the crowd was on its feet cheering. King was so moved that he extended an invitation to D'Or to sing at the 2008 "Realize the Dream" celebration honoring King's birthday at the Covenant Avenue Baptist Church
Baptist Church
in Harlem, New York
Harlem, New York
– the last church in New York City that Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at prior to his 1968 assassination. D'Or obliged with a performance of "Amazing Grace" before a crowd including former President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
and Dr. King who was reduced to tears.[7][12] He also performed in the 2007 WOMAD
WOMAD
(World of Music, Arts and Dance) festival concert, and in reviewing his performance BBC Radio
BBC Radio
referred to his voice as "sensational".[78] D'Or described an experience that he had singing at the festival as follows: "I had a concert in the Canary Islands...in the WOMAD
WOMAD
Festival in front of something like 20,000 people, and then I saw just in front of me, a group of Palestinian young people with a huge Palestinian flag. And at the beginning I was very tense because I didn't know what their intentions were. I closed my eyes and said 'Look, you speak always about the power of music and how music can get people close to each other', and I was like aiming to their heart, and I'm singing especially for them, and then when I opened my eyes and I saw those people dancing with the Palestinian flag and singing with me together, and it was for me like an amazing sight, because this is something that I don't think ever happened before. I don't know why this world...is choosing...always...war and hate, because things are much easier to solve if you just want to solve them, that's what I feel. And maybe it's naïve, but this is my belief."[12] On December 11, 2007, D'Or released Live Concert.[79] D'Or composed most of the songs on the album, which included "Kiss from a Rose" (in English), "Sri Lanka" (instrumental), and an Arabic
Arabic
song.[46] In 2008, D'Or also released Shirat Rabim ("Prayers", or "Songs of the Many"—"A World Prayer; The Jewish
Jewish
Project of David D'Or
David D'Or
and Patric Sabag"), a collection of prayers that he had originally heard from his father, and which he focused on when he started attending synagogue to say kaddish after his father's death. The album went gold in just three weeks.[12][80][15][81] He also performed in all the 2008 WOMAD festival concerts, including in London with Peter Gabriel, the founder of the world music festival,[82] and won the WOMAD
WOMAD
"Favorite of the Audience" Award,[14] [82] though one reviewer wrote that "his reverb-drenched voice can sound bombastic, even when he is praying for peace. He is more successful when...in dance-pop".[83] His performance of the song "Lecha D'odi" is featured on the compilation album Womad New Zealand 2008, which was released on June 2, 2008, by Shock Records.[84][85] The year was capped when D'Or became an Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation ("IcExcellence") chosen artist in 2008, receiving one of Israel's highest recognitions for excellence in the arts.[86] In 2008 and 2009, D'Or performed in a series of "Voice of Love" charity concerts for the Tzu Chi Foundation
Tzu Chi Foundation
in the United States (New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.) and Asia (the Philippines
Philippines
and Taiwan), and recorded a CD and DVD
DVD
by the same name, donating all of the profits to charity. [6] [7] [8] The CD has since gone platinum.[citation needed] The foundation works to improve social and community services, medical care, education, and humanism in Taiwan and around the world. By helping others, D’Or said, the foundation, while Buddhist
Buddhist
and not Jewish, is involved in the spirit of the Jewish concept of tikun olam, or "repairing the world". "We believe that all humanity is connected in a way", said D'Or.[87] D'Or sang a medley including "Amazing Grace" and a rendition of the traditional Hebrew
Hebrew
melody "Avinu Malkeinu" at New York's Apollo Theater in Harlem on April 28, 2009, with three New York gospel choirs.[88][89] In May 2009 D'Or sang, along with Dudu Fisher and the "Arab-Jewish Girl's Choir", for Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI
in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
at the home of Israeli President
Israeli President
Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres
as the Pope visited Israel.[90][91][92] Vocal style[edit] D'Or's voice has a range (or "diapason") of more than four octaves.[18][36][93] His vocal range in head voice is from G3 in scientific pitch notation, up to a well-defined G5 (as heard in one of the final notes in the "Phantom of the Opera" track in his album David D'Or and the Philharmonic), thus making him a "mezzo-soprano" type of countertenor.[94] D'Or's voice is unusually versatile and flexible,[9][36] and notable for its unique tone and color,[95] and for having a very recognizable sound. His voice is characterized by powerful fullness and richness, making it seem as though it is his natural singing voice, created without use of the falsetto technique. However, despite its richness his voice cannot be compared to the color of a contralto, unlike singers such as David Daniels, given that D'Or has a unique, male-sounding timbre. When he sings in modern fashion, he employs his speaking—or chest—voice, instead of his singing, alto voice.[3][94] D'Or has been compared to Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli
( but with a Middle Eastern flavor),[96] and his voice has been described as having the smoothness of Jack Johnson overlaid with the falsetto style of Jeff Buckley.[97] Performances[edit] In addition to singing for two Popes, D'Or has also sung for Israeli President Shimon Peres, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Bhumibol Adulyadej
of Thailand, the King and Queen of Sweden at the Swedish Royal Palace in Stockholm, Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, and Bill Clinton.[7][8][9][21] D’Or has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Symphony Orchestra, the Rome Philharmonic, the London Symphony,[19] the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Singapore
Singapore
Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra,[18] the New York Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.[21][31] D'Or has performed across the world, including in the United States, England, the Canary Islands, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Italy, Turkey, India, Thailand, Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Morocco, and Israel. He sang before audiences of 55,000 people in Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
in London, and 40,000 in Paris.[14][21][98][99] Pseudonym meaning[edit] D'Or means "golden" or "of gold" in French, and in Francophone countries he is referred to as "golden David" or "David of gold".[citation needed] Discography[edit] Albums[edit]

Year Title (English) IFPI Israel Certification Label

1992 David D'Or "David D'Or" Platinum[36] Hed Arzi

1993 Begovah Mishtaneh "Changing Altitudes", or "Changing Heights" Double Platinum[citation needed] Hed Arzi

1995 David & Shlomo "David and Salomon" Platinum[36] Hed Arzi

1997 David D’Or & Etti Ankri "David D’Or & Etti Ankri" Double Platinum[citation needed] Hed Arzi

2001 Baneshama "In the Soul" Platinum[36] SISU

2003 David D’Or VehaPhilharmonic "David D’eor & the Philharmonic; Live Concert" Platinum[citation needed] Aviv

2004 Le Haamin "To Believe" Platinum[citation needed] SISU

2006 Kmo HaRuach "Like the Wind" Gold[citation needed] SISU

2007 Ofa'a Haia "Live Concert" Platinum[citation needed] Hed Arzi

2007 Halelu—Shirim Shel David; Cantata LeShalom "Halelu—Songs of David; Cantata for Peace" — Hed Arzi

2008 Shirat Rabim "Prayers", or "Songs of the Many—A World Prayer" Gold[14] Hed Arzi

2008 聽見愛的聲音 "Voice of Love" Platinum[citation needed] Da Jung Jang

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External links[edit]

David D'Or's official site David D'Or
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bio at Hed Arzi (in Hebrew)[permanent dead link] David D'Or
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bio at MOOMA (in Hebrew) David D'Or
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bio at E! Online (in Hebrew) David D'Or
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at AllMusic Cattan, Olivia, "Rencontre avec David d’Or; «Il faut essayer de modifier la vision que les Français ont d’Israël et la musique est un bon moyen de le faire»" Interview with David D'Or, Communauté On Line (in French) Bingham, Walter, " David D'Or
David D'Or
interview," Israel Beat Jewish
Jewish
Music Podcast – 6/6/06 Kohn, Rachel, "The Spirit of Things: Singing the Tradition," David D'Or interview, ABC Radio National
ABC Radio National
– 2/24/08 Pavey, Sasha, " David D'Or
David D'Or
interview; WOMADelaide Festival 2008," SBS World View Program – 6/13/08

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Lior Narkis with Words for Love Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Succeeded by Shiri Maimon with Hasheket Shenish'ar

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 Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest

Participation

1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 to 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Artists

1970s

Ilanit Kaveret Shlomo Artzi Chocolate, Menta, Mastik Ilanit Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta Gali Atari
Gali Atari
& Milk and Honey

1980s

1980 Hakol Over Habibi Avi Toledano Ofra Haza 1984 Izhar Cohen Moti Giladi & Sarai Tzuriel Lazy Bums Yardena Arazi Gili & Galit

1990s

Rita Duo Datz Dafna Dekel Sarah'le Sharon & The Shiru Group 1994 Liora Galit Bell 1997 Dana International Eden

2000s

PingPong Tal Sondak Sarit Hadad Lior Narkis David D'Or Shiri Maimon Eddie Butler Teapacks Bo'az Ma'uda Noa & Mira Awad

2010s

Harel Skaat Dana International Izabo Moran Mazor Mei Finegold Nadav Guedj Hovi Star Imri Ziv Netta Barzilai

Songs

1970s

"Ey Sham" "Natati La Khayay" "At Ve'Ani" "Emor Shalom" "Ahava Hi Shir Lishnayim" "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" "Hallelujah"

1980s

1980 "Halayla" "Hora" "Hi" 1984 "Olé, Olé" "Yavo Yom" "Shir Habatlanim" "Ben Adam" "Derekh Hamelekh"

1990s

"Shara Barkhovot" "Kan" "Ze Rak Sport" "Shiru" 1994 "Amen" "Shalom Olam" 1997 "Diva" "Yom Huledet"

2000s

"Sameach" "En Davar" "Nadlik Beyakhad Ner" "Words for Love" "Leha'amin" "HaSheket SheNish'ar" "Together We Are One" "Push the Button" "The Fire In Your Eyes" "There Must Be Another Way"

2010s

"Milim" "Ding Dong" "Time" "Rak Bishvilo" "Same Heart" "Golden Boy" "Made of Stars" "I Feel Alive" "Toy"

Note: Entries scored out are when Israel did not compete

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