Eden (Israeli band)

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Eden (Hebrew: עדן‎‎) were an Israeli vocal group active between 1998 and 2001, consisting of Doren Oren, Rafael Dahan and brothers Gabriel and Eddie Butler. They are known primarily for their participation in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest.

Eden were chosen by internal selection to represent Israel in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)".[1] As a result of Dana International's Eurovision victory the previous year, the 1999 contest was held on their home ground in Jerusalem on 29 May, when "Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)" finished in a respectable fifth place of the 23 entries.[2] The group were not able to capitalise on their Eurovision appearance, and disbanded in 2001. Member Eddie Butler went on to represent Israel as a solo artist in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dana International
with Diva
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with Sameyakh