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Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)

"Yom Huledet (Birthday)"
Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Rafael Dahan,
Gabriel Butler,
Doron Oren,
Eddie Butler
As
Eden
Languages
Composer(s)
Moshe Datz,
Gabriel Butler,
Ya'akov Lamai,
Jacky Oved
Lyricist(s)
Moshe Datz,
Gabriel Butler,
Ya'akov Lamai,
Jacky Oved
Finals performance
Final result
5th
Final points
93
Appearance chronology
◄ "Diva" (1998)   
"Sameyakh" (2000) ►

"Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)" (Hebrew script: יום הולדת) was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, performed in Hebrew and English by Eden.

The song is an up-tempo number, heralding the increasingly dance-oriented outlook of the Contest, with the band singing about the simple joy of having a birthday and celebrating it with a party. Significantly, the somewhat American sound of the song was provided in part by two of the vocalists (Eddie Butler and Gabriel Butler) being black Israelis, the first black participants on the Eurovision stage for Israel.

The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Austria's Bobbie Singer with "Reflection" and preceding Malta's Times Three with "Believe 'n Peace". At the close of voting, it had received 93 points, placing 5th in a field of 23.

It was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 2000 Contest by PingPong with "Sameyakh".


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