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Chocolate, Menta, Mastik

Group members:Yardena Arazi
Ruti Holzman
Lea Lupatin
National Finals:Israeli National Final 1976
ESC Entries:Emor shalom (1976)


Chocolate, Menta, Mastik was an all girl group from Israel. The group existed of Yardena Arazi, Ruti Holzman and Tamar Azaria when they started in 1972. They were working in the Israeli army, in the show band of the army, when they met. They participated in the children’s Song Contest. They also took part in the Israeli Song Festival of 1972. During the Yom Kipur War, they also performed. After that, Tamar left the group and Lea Lupatin replaced her. They took part again in the Israeli Song Festival in 1974 and released an album one year later. In 1976 they represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Emor shalom”. A new album, with the three songs from the national selection, was released. 
Chocolate, Menta, Mastik made a show called “halaylah harishon”, which was a show about the first night of the 20th century. An album was released in addition. Unfortunately it was not a success. They released another album, but in 1978 Yardena Arazi announced her departure from the group and Lea Lupatin followed her. That was the end of Chocolate, Menta, Mastik. Because they still had a contract for a tour in Scandinavia, Israela Kribushey and Ofra Haza were hired to join the group, but after the Scandinavian tour it was finally over.


Artist:Chocolate, Menta, Mastik
Song:Emor shalom
Lyrics:Ehud Manor
Composer(s):Matti Caspi
Conductor:Matti Caspi
Running order:4