Throughout the month of September have took place in Israel a series of auditions to select the representative with whom Israel will make its debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. An expert jury chose these six young artists who are presented together as a band under the name of Kids.il.
The first ever Israeli Junior Eurovision entry has been revealed by the Israeli broadcaster IBA and they are the specially put together band called Kids.il composed by five girls and one boy. The group’s name refers to Israel’s international domain suffix, which is .il.
During the past weeks they have been working with the musician Ohad Hitman and together they wrote their song which is called Let The Music Win whose chorus will be performed in no less than four languages: English, Russian, French and of course, Hebrew.
Their names are Libi Panker, Adi Bity, Adel Korshov, Tali Sorokin, Adi Mesilati and the boy Daniel Pruzansky. Let’s know a bit more about them:
Libi Panker was born in 1998 and lives in Rosh Ha’ayin. She writes and composes music. She had studied vocal pedagogy and she has learned by herself to play keyboard and guitar. Her singing career started at the age of four and her biggest achievement was being a finalist at the prime-time TV show Beit Sefer Le’muzika (Music School), which aimed to discover young singing talents. She is also a member of the Rosh Ha’ayin youth band performing at many festivals around Israel.
Adi Bity was born in 2001 and she lives in Hod HaSharon. She started her singing career at the age of two, when she performed in front of a large audience in a young talent show. At the age of 3 she joined the Sharonit choir where she studied vocal pedagogy. She took part in more than forty programs for children, and she has also participated at the Israeli TV show Beit Sefer Le’muzika.
Adel Korshov was born in 2001 and she lives in Oranit. Music has a main part in Adel’s life. Her parents are musicians and former opera singers and her older sister is also singing and playing the guitar and all together they perform in family events. She also took part at the TV show Beit Sefer Le’muzika.
Adi Mesilati was born in 1998 and she lives in Kfar Saba. She is a member of two youth groups and studies vocal pedagogy. She sings at the school choir and takes part in all the ceremonies held at school and in the city. She took part in a competition called To Be A Star hosted by the Israeli Ministry of Education, where she ended up as a finalist and this achievement brought her to the auditions for representing Israel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Tali Sorokin was born in 2002 and she lives in Rehovot. Her parents say that she started singing before talking and that was why they decided to send her to study musical theatre. She already won many international awards and represented Israel at the Slavic Bazzar festival in 2012. Nowadays, she is the solo singer of the Pirchei Ashdod (Flowers of Ashdod) band and also a talented gymnast.
Daniel Pruzansky was born in 1999 and he lives in Rosh Ha’ayin. He plays the piano and clarinet and knows how to sing opera. When he was six he won the first place in a young talent competition becoming the solo singer of the band Kinderlach. At the age of nine he released his first album which contains sixteen songs and he represented Israel at the Slavic Bazzar festival two years ago.
You can watch the official music video of their Junior Eurovision entry Let The Music Win below: