Shara Barkhovot

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Israel "Shara Barkhovot"
Eurovision Song Contest 1990 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Rita
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Rami Levine
Finals performance
Final result
18th
Final points
16
Appearance chronology
◄ "Derekh Hamelekh" (1989)   
"Kan" (1991) ►

"Shara Barkhovot" (Hebrew script: שרה ברחובות, English translation: "Singing In The Streets") was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, performed in Hebrew by Rita.

The song is a ballad, with Rita describing her ambiguous feelings about a relationship. She sings of her lover that "you, who are all my life/Will remain a salt inscription on my hands" and remarks that "the great waters/Have gone far away and don't come to me anymore". As a result of this, she sings that she has left her lover and is now singing in the streets to avoid confronting her feelings on the matter.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following Norway's Ketil Stokkan with "Brandenburger Tor" and preceding Denmark's Lonnie Devantier with "Hallo Hallo"). At the close of voting, it had received 16 points, placing 18th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 1991 Contest by Duo Datz with "Kan".