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Esther Ofarim

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Name:Esther Zaied
Born:13-6-1941
Nationality:Israeli
   
National Finals:Swiss National Final 1963
ESC Entries:T’en va pas (1963)
   
Website:http://www.esther-ofarim.de/

Biography

Esther Ofarim is an Israeli singer.S he came second in the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 with the song “T’en va pas”, representing Switzerland. After marrying Abi Ofarim, in 1958 and for a full decade in the 1960s, she was half of the singing husband and wife duo, Esther & Abi Ofarim. After the couple divorced, the duo broke up and she undertook a successful solo career, with several albums and concerts. On 25 February 1970, Ofarim co-starred in her own BBC Television ‘Special’ The Young Generation Meet Esther Ofarim broadcast on BBC1. In 1984, she played in Joshua Sobol’s play Ghetto in Berlin. There she sang songs including “Frühling” and “Unter deinen weissen Sternen”. Ofarim’s songs were featured in the 2004 Israeli film, Walk on Water.

Entries

Country:Switzerland
Year:1963
Language:French
   
Artist:Esther Ofarim
Song:T’en va pas
Lyrics:Emile Gardaz
Composer(s):Géo Voumard
Conductor:Eric Robinson
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:40
Position:2
Running order:10
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