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Habibi

Group members:Shlomit Aharon
Yuval Dor
Ami Mendelman
Kiki Rotstein
Active:1975-2002
Nationality:Israeli
   
National Finals:Kdam Eurovision 1981
ESC Entries:Halaylah (1981)
   
Website:hungama/habibi

Biography

Habibi, in Israel known as Hakol Over Habibi, is an Israeli band. The band was established in 1975, when Yuval Dor, Ami Mendelman and Kiki Rotstein appeared in a show together. It was a success, and the temporary performance became permanent under the name Hakol Over Habibi. The group recorded several songs. In 1979, they were offered a song for the national selection of the Eurovision Song Contest: “Hallelujah”. The band refused it. In december 1980, the band wrote a song for the Children’s Song Festival and won. They represented Israel in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with “Halaylah”. In december of that year, they competed in the Children’s Song Festival again, resulting in their biggest hit. The band released a total of eight albums. In 2002 they decided to stop. However, ten years later they performed again, and started a new tour.

Entries

Country:Israel
Year:1981
Language:Hebrew
   
Artist:Habibi
Song:Halaylah
Lyrics:Shlomit Aharon
Yuval Dor
Composer(s):Shuki Levi
Conductor:Eldad Shrem
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:56
Position:7
Running order:5
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