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Israel: Shir & Tim
Israel: Shir & Tim
Photo: Raphael Delouya

Israel: Official video released

Shir & Tim will represent Israel in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Follow My Heart. Today the official video was released.

Auditions to find Israel's representative in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were held in October. Participants were scouted from various youth groups, competitions and stage schools. Shira Frieman and TimoTi Sannikov were selected to represent Israel as a duo, Shir & Tim.

Shira is 13 years old and goes to school in Galilee. She likes singing, dancing and acting and took a film course as a young girl. She also performed at family events as a young girl. Shira also plays the saxophone and enjoys dancing to jazz music.

Tim is also 13 years old and comes from Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. In addition to Hebrew and French, he speaks Russian and English and can sing in 8 different languages.

From a very young age, TimoTi has been learning to play the piano and the organ. He writes and composes songs and has taken professional singing lessons since the age of 7. He also takes dance classes in various genres including classic, freestyle and tap dancing. You can find out more about the duo on their participant profile page. Check out the video for Follow My Heart below.