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Biography

שירי מימון {Shiri Maimon, sometimes spelt Shiri Maymon} (b. 1981) is an Israeli pop singer.

Maimon was born on the 17th May 1981 in Haifa, Israel. Her career began when she was a participant in Kdam-Eurovision, the Israeli national selection for their entry into the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. She was not the favourite to win, however. When the event took place in Jerusalem, her performance of "Hasheket Shenish'ar" (The Silence That Remains) scored 116 out of 120, and so she won the right to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest.

At one stage, Maimon rebuffed suggestions that segments of the song should be performed in English in the final. However the Israeli delegation decided that, considering poor history of non-English songs in the international arena, she should sing her song half in Hebrew and half in English. She placed fourth in the contest with 154 points.

Since March 2006, Maimon has been starring in a soap opera Yeladot Ra'ot (Bad Girls) on the Israeli music channel "24". She plays the role of Maya Gold, a talented singer and star of the Monokol record company, who is trying hard to keep her career and relationship together and to care for her brother who has a drug problem.

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