Mei Finegold

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Mei Finegold
Mei Feingold, ESC2014 Meet & Greet 12 (crop).jpg
Mei Finegold (2014)
Background information
Birth nameMeital Slonimsky
Born (1982-12-16) 16 December 1982 (age 36)
Rishon LeZion, Israel
GenresSoft rock, pop, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2009–present
LabelsHelicon
Associated actsDisiac

Meital Slominsky (Hebrew: מיי פיינגולד‎, born 16 December 1982), known by her stage name Mei Finegold, also credited as Mei Feingold, is an Israeli singer. Her third-place finish in Kokhav Nolad 7, Israel's version of Pop Idol, launched her career in 2009. Finegold represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[1]

Early life[edit]

Finegold was born in 1982 in Rishon LeZion, where she still lives today. Her musical career started in school ceremonies, and she continued by taking singing lessons and learning to sing classical songs. Since her childhood, Finegold used to throw lots of shows, including night clubs and bars. Since then, Finegold became the lead singer of a band called Disiac. The band participated in Hebrew Labor, a special CD containing covers of old Israeli songs.

Kokhav Nolad[edit]

Finegold's place in the show was promised since her first audition. The judges were charmed by her and not even a single piece of criticism was given to Finegold.

During the show Finegold kept on the rock line, covering songs mainly from Israel's mid-1980s.[2] She was awarded the performance of the week for five times, two of them in a row. Finegold's performances were as follows:

Eurovision Song Contest 2014[edit]

Mei Finegold presenting herself (2014).

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.[3] Finegold competed in the second semi-final of the competition, placing 14th and scoring 19 points, ultimately failing to qualify to the final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (12 January 2014). "Mei Finegold to fly the Israeli flag in Copenhagen". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArtStEngPE.jhtml?itemNo=1106995&contrassID=2&subContrassID=11&title='Born%20again%20'&dyn_server=172.20.5.5
  3. ^ "Israel: Mei To Sing "Same Heart" At Eurovision". Eurovoix. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Moran Mazor
with "Rak bishvilo"
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
2014
Succeeded by
Nadav Guedj
with "Golden Boy"