Halayla

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Israel "Halayla"
Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Shlomit Aharon,
Kikki Rothstein,
Yuval Dor,
Ami Mendelman
As
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Shlomit Aharon, Yuval Dor
Conductor
Eldad Shrim
Finals performance
Final result
7th
Final points
56
Appearance chronology
◄ "Hallelujah" (1979)   
"Hora" (1982) ►

Halayla (Hebrew script: הלילה, English translation: "Tonight"), listed as Halaylah in the official Eurovision website, was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in Hebrew by Hakol Over Habibi.

The song is a dramatic ballad, with the singer describing what will happen between herself and a lover "tonight". The exact details are left unsaid, but she sings, for example, that "We'll say things that we've never said before/Tonight, tonight, it will be the night", implying a level of intimacy which the couple had not previously achieved.

The song was performed fifth on the night, following Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Pascal with "C'est peut-être pas l'Amérique" and preceding Denmark's Debbie Cameron & Tommy Seebach with "Krøller eller ej". At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 7th in a field of 20.

It was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 1982 Contest by Avi Toledano with "Hora".

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