Yardena Arazi

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Yardena Arazi in concert, 2006

Yardena Arazi (Hebrew: ירדנה ארזי‎; b. September 25, 1951) is an Israeli singer and entertainer.

Biography[edit]

Yardena Arazi was born on Kibbutz Kabri and grew up in Haifa. Arazi is the daughter of Jewish immigrants from France and Germany. She joined the Beit Rothschild group at 16 and became its lead vocalist. She did her military service in the Nahal entertainment troupe.[1] Arazi is married to engineer Nathan Tomer, with whom she has a daughter, Alona.[2]

Musical and television career[edit]

In the 1970s, Yardena Arazi was a member of the female vocal trio Chocolate, Menta, Mastik along with Leah Lupatin (he) and Ruthie Holzman (he). The group represented Israel in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Emor Shalom ("Say Hello"), placing sixth. In 1979, the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) asked Arazi to co-host the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem. Her connection with the song contest continued when she sang in the Israeli finals of 1982, 1983 and 1985. In 1987, she co-hosted the event and in 1988 she was selected by IBA to sing the Israeli entry. Arazi went to Dublin with the song Ben Adam ("Human Being"), which came in seventh. Arazi co-hosted Cafe Telad, a Channel Two morning chat show, from 1997 to 2005.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shlomo Artzi
with At Va'Ani
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
1976
Succeeded by
Ilanit
with Ahava Hi Shir Lishnayim
Preceded by
France Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Daniel Pe'er)
1979
Succeeded by
Netherlands Marlous Fluitsma
Preceded by
Lazy Bums
with Shir Habatlanim
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
1988
Succeeded by
Gili & Galit
with Derekh Hamelekh