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There Must Be Another Way

"There Must Be Another Way"
Mira Awad
from the album TBA
Released February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
Format Radio single, CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop
Length 2:58
Label EmArcy
Producer Noa, Mira Awad, Gil Dor

Israel "There Must Be Another Way"
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 entry
Country Israel
Artist(s) Noa and Mira Awad
Languages English, Hebrew, Arabic
Composer(s) Noa, Mira Awad, Gil Dor
Lyricist(s) Noa, Mira Awad, Gil Dor
Finals performance
Semi-final result 7th
Semi-final points 75
Final result 16th
Final points 53
Appearance chronology
◄ "The Fire in Your Eyes" (2008)   
"Milim" (2010) ►

"There Must Be Another Way" is a song by Israeli singers Noa and Mira Awad, and was Israel's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, finishing 16th with 53 points. The song competed in the first semifinal on 12 May, qualifying for the final round. The song was composed by Noa, Awad, and Gil Dor, and contains lyrics in English, Hebrew and Arabic.[1][2]

Awad, an Arab-Israeli, and Noa, a Jewish-Israeli, performed it together as a song that emphasises hope and understanding through common humanity. The singers describe "There Must Be Another Way" not as a song of peace, but as a simple call to respect the humanity of others.[3]

The song also has a Hebrew title, "Einaiych" (Hebrew script: עינייך; English translation: "Your Eyes").

There was some controversy about the duo performing together for Eurovision. Several Jewish and Arab local artists and intellectuals called for Awad to step down because, in their view, her participation would convey a false impression of national coexistence that would be used to cover up the deaths of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.[4] In an interview on National Public Radio, Awad acknowledged this criticism, and said, "We're not naïve enough to think that we're representing any existing situation. We are trying to show a possible situation that we believe is possible if we just make the necessary efforts."[5]


Chart (2009) Peak
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 93

External links

  • Lyrics from the official Eurovision website
  • English lyrics from Diggiloo Thrush
  • YouTube
  • Haaretz


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