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Finegold was born in 1982 in Rishon LeZion (born as Meital Slonimsky), where she lived until today. Her musical career started in school ceremonies, and she continued by taking singing lessons with majority of classic opera. Since her childhood, Finegold used to throw lots of shows, including night clubs and bars. Since then, Finegold leads a band called Disiac. The band even participated in Hebrew Labor, a special CD containing covers to old Israeli songs.
Finegold's place in the show was promised since her first audition. The judges were charmed by her and not even a single negative criticism was appointed.
During the show Finegold kept on the rock line, covering songs mainly from Israel's mid-1980s. She was awarded as the performance of the week for five times, two of them in a row. Finegold's performances were as follow:
In January it was revealed that Finegold had been internally selected by the Israeli broadcaster, IBA, to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was announced on 5 March, that she would sing Same Heart for Israel. In the contest she did not make it to the final, to many peoples shock as the bookmakers had placed her as one of the favourites to win the whole contest after the first rehearsals of the second semi-final. Many people consequently took to social media, in particular twitter and the eurovision song contest web-page to express their anger at Finegold and israel not making the final held on Saturday, 10th of May 2014.