Olé, Olé (Izhar Cohen song)

Israel "Olé, Olé"
Eurovision Song Contest 1985 entry
Izhar Cohen
Hamutal Ben-Ze'ev
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Hi" (1983)   
"Yavo Yom" (1986) ►

"Olé, Olé" (Hebrew script: עולה, עולה) was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, performed in Hebrew by Izhar Cohen. This was Cohen's second participation, in 1978 he and the group Alphabeta had won the Contest with "A-Ba-Ni-Bi".

The song is an up-tempo number, with Cohen singing about the joy to be had when the whole world sings together. He explains that this is the only way to bring peace to the world.

The song was performed eleventh on the night (following Germany's Wind with "Für Alle" and preceding Italy's Al Bano & Romina Power with "Magic Oh Magic"). At the close of voting, it had received 93 points, placing 5th in a field of 19.

It was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 1986 Contest by Moti Giladi & Sarai Tzuriel with "Yavo Yom".

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