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Shiri Maimon

Shiri Maimon
Shiri Maimon
Background information
Birth name Shiri Maimon
Born (1981-05-17) 17 May 1981
Kiryat Haim, Israel
Genres pop, soul, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2003–present
Labels Helicon
Website Official site

Shiri Maimon (Hebrew: שירי מימון‎; born 17 May 1981) is an Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress, who rose to fame as the runner-up in the TV show Kokhav Nolad. She represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, where she came fourth.

In June 2013 Shiri became one of the judges for the first season of The X Factor Israel.[1] She continued her role for the second season.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Discography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Maimon was born in Haifa, Israel, and raised in Kiryat Haim. She is of Sephardi Jewish descent and was born to a father of Tunisian and Greek origin and a Moroccan mother; both parents are Jewish from North African countries. She made her debut at the age of ten, at a children's song festival. She joined the Israel Defense Forces, where she sang with the Israeli Air Force Entertainment Corp. In 2001, she featured on a music video by the band Teapacks. Later, she worked a year and a half as a singer and bartender in Eilat.[2] In 2003, she auditioned for Kokhav Nolad and ended up the first runner-up.


She released her first single, "Ad SheTavin Oti" (Until You Understand Me) in 2004. While working on her debut album, she was a presenter on a popular daily youth TV program in Israel, EXIT.[3] In 2005, Maimon took part in Kdam Eurovision, the Israel's Eurovision selection show and was not the favorite to win. She won first place for her performance of HaSheket SheNish'ar (The Silence that Remains). Thus she became Israel's representative at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev.[4] She initially rebuffed suggestions that parts of the song should be performed in English. In the end, considering that foreign language songs had not been successful in the past, she agreed to sing half in Hebrew and half in English.[5] She was placed fourth in the contest, winning 154 points.[6]

In September 2005, Maimon released her eponymous debut album,

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David D'Or
with Leha'amin
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Eddie Butler
with Together We Are One
  • Official website
  • Israeli forum
  • International forum
  • Israeli website
  • Spanish website
  • SHIRI EUROPE: Polish/English website about Shiri

External links

  1. ^ "Professional career of Shiri Maimon". Reshet. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Davis, Barry (23 January 2008). "Don't stop me now". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Shiri Maimon". Globalone Official site. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  4. ^ Haller, Roee (3 March 2005). "Israel picks Shiri Maimon for Eurovision". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  5. ^ Cohen, Ziv (20 May 2005). "Israel advances to Eurovision finals". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Ziv (23 May 2005). "Israel captures 4th place in Eurovision". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  7. ^ Press, Viva Sarah (17 March 2008). "Sabra Sounds: Momy Levy and Shiri Maimon". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  8. ^ Sukenik, Tamar. "Can't buy me album sales". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  9. ^ "Shiri Maimon comes in 3rd at MTV music awards". Ynetnews. 9 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 



Winning the MTV Europe Awards as Best Israeli Act, she went to Liverpool, where she performed a new single, "Now That You're Gone".[3] In competition for the "Europe's Favourite Act", she finished in 3rd place, before the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Dima Bilan, and the famous British singer Leona Lewis.[9] She was also chosen to take part in the Global One project, a worldwide project to record songs with successful local artists in their native languages in over 20 countries panning five continents around the world.[3]

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