May 25, 2019

Shalva Band Wows World at Eurovision

A Million Dreams, by The Shalva Band, at Eurovision

We started out with a dream, and never did we dream that it would get us all the way to one of the world's biggest musical stages – Eurovision 2019 – with our own rendition of "A Million Dreams".Watch the breathtaking performance that captured the hearts of audiences in Israel and around the world. The Shalva Band להקת שלוה performed A Million Dreams at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Finals.—-Footage courtesy of כאן

Posted by Shalva National Children's Center on Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Shalva Band, made up of eight musicians who have disabilities, gave an emotional performance during Eurovision’s second semi-final  competition May 16 when they sang “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman.”

The group, who dropped their bid to represent Israel so they could preform during Shabbat, received a long standing ovation following the performance.

Eurovision tweeted following their performance saying, “Meet Shalva. They’re one the most beloved musical acts in Israel. And it’s not because they inspire us to think differently about challenges and acceptance. We love them for one simple reason – they make incredible music!”

Many more took notice and shared their support for the group.