Top of the pops: Israeli sets high-note record

Top of the pops: Israeli sets high-note record


norman lebrecht

May 24, 2021

Sharp ears at the BBC Symphony Orchestra heard a 25-year record fall at Saturday’s Eurovision contest:


  • Edward says:

    Don’t have to be particularly alert. Graham Norton mentioned it specifically in his commentary before the song was performed.

  • Y says:

    Setting a record in Eurovision is like earning a gold star in kindergarten.

  • NYMike says:

    In other words – B-flat.

  • Peter San Diego says:

    Out of curiosity: how high did Mado Robin go? And Yma Sumac?

  • Nick says:

    One is Art, the other is Entertainment!

  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    The real winner is Italy and Sanremo!

  • Do they actually sing live in this contest or do they lip sync to a pre-recorded track?

    • Emil says:

      Main vocals are live. Instruments are recorded. Until 2019, all vocals were live; this year they allowed recorded back vocals.