Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)
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|"Yom Huledet (Birthday)"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry|
|◄ "Diva" (1998)|
|"Sameyakh" (2000) ►|
The song is an up-tempo number, heralding the increasingly dance-oriented outlook of the Contest, with the band singing about the simple joy of having a birthday and celebrating it with a party. Significantly, the somewhat American sound of the song was provided in part by two of the vocalists (Eddie Butler and Gabriel Butler) being black Israelis, the first black participants on the Eurovision stage for Israel.
The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Austria's Bobbie Singer with "Reflection" and preceding Malta's Times Three with "Believe 'n Peace". At the close of voting, it had received 93 points, placing 5th in a field of 23.
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