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Israelis Get Ready to Choose 2014 Eurovision Song

Public will choose among three songs by talent show finalist Mei Finegold.

Israelis will vote March 5 for which of three songs by a talent show finalist will represent the country at the 2014 Eurovision song contest in Copenhagen, the Eurovision website announced Wednesday.

The three songs, all by Israeli rock singer Mei Finegold, will be aired by the Israel Broadcasting Authority at 8 P.M. on the day of the vote.

The three songs are "Nisheret Iti" ("Staying with Me"), whose music video was filmed inside an old train at the Israel Railway Museum in Haifa, and two English-only titles, "Same Heart" and "Be Proud."

"Facing a project like this is more different than anything I knew, as decisions must be made right away and without a plan B, but this was very magical as well," the Eurovision site quoted Finegold as saying about the music videos. IBA will be airing the music videos on its Channel 1 television station from February 27 until the vote.

The video for "Same Heart" was filmed at Hameginim Forest and in abandoned industrial complex, and "Be Proud" was shot at Tel Aviv's Reading power plant, the Eurovision website reported.

Finegold, who caught the public eye when she sang on the talent show "Kochav Nolad," Israel's "American Idol," in 2009, was selected in January to represent Israel at Eurovision.

The semifinal will be held at the B&W-Hallerne in Copenhagen on May 8 and the final takes place May 10.

Raphael Delouya