HaKokhav Haba 2024

Israel: The results of the seventeenth episode of HaKokhav Haba | Eight artists in the race for Malmo!

Yesterday, the seventeenth episode of HaKokhav Haba (special edition) was aired! Through this talent show the artist who will raise the flag of Israel at Eurovision 2024 will emerge!

As we have already informed you, 35 artists passed the scope of the auditions, with 14 of them going to the second phase – the battles phase, and they will claim the representation of the country in Eurovision 2024!

In the 17th episode we watched eight artists advancing to the next phase. We remind you that the presenters of HaKokhav Haba are Assi Azar and Rotem Sela who have been in this position since 2014, while the members of the jury are Shiri Maimon, Itay Levy, Assaf Amdorsky, Ran Dankar and Keren Pels with a new addition being Eden Hasson.

Nine contestants performed in front of the juries and the audience, and the artist with the lowest score was the one to leave the show.

Or Cohen

Or Cohen was the one to open the night, with the song “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. Another amazing performanc by Or wjo shows through the whole season that she is acrazy and great singer. She perfromed the song well, a great performance. Most judges gave their positive vote, and she collected 86%.

Shay Tamino

Shay Tamino decided to sing “What do you want from me?” by Hanan Ben Ari. Her voice moved from a whisper to a scream and it was her best performance by far. Only one judge gave a negative vote to her, saying that she should have keeped the original melody of the song. She got 83%.

Dor Shimoni

Dor decided to surprise everyone with the song “Am Yisrael Chai” by Eyal Golan. One of the best singers this season, he has a strong and full voice and confidence. Seeing the public standing up and being enthusiastic about the strong message of the song, was a spectacular moment. Every judge gave his positive vote, and he got 88%.

Mika Moshe

Mika chose to sing the song “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears tonight. At first glance the choice of this song sounds a bit strange because the song is completely different from what Mika presented herself with throughout the season so far, but when the song starts you can tell that she totally took it in her direction. Mika is a good singer, she sings very precisely and in an intriguing way. All judges voted positively and it scored 94%.

Oral Ravid

Oral chose to sing “Absurd” by Shlomo Artzi. Oral always makes sure to sing only “Israeli” songs. He is a charming singer, he has a special and intriguing voice. But as the end of the season approaches and the selection of the Israeli representative for Eurovision, the judges believe that he should also present something to the European audience. With 81% he continues but not all the judges were with him.

Eden Golan

Eden performed the song “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. She is definitely a good and talented singer. The judges were a bit divided on the song choice, but after their outburst that it’s inappropriate to dance and sing happy songs, it’s somewhat justified.

Ran Dankar said:

“I think it’s both a matter of song choice and a matter of taste. Eden is the most suitable for Eurovision. When you think about Eurovision, the size, the presentation, the look, everything you bring to the stage, you are really at a very, very high level.”

All judges gave their positive vote and she got 90%.

Yonathan Biton

Yonatan decided to sing “Fear of God” by Kafir Zafir. His performance was was static but was good overall. He didn’t manage to convince the audience and the judges and he got 62%.

Leanne Byrne

Leanne sang the song “None” by Miri Masika. She has a special voice and she always expresses her songs in a different and convincing way. Leanne wasn’t voted by all judges and she got 68%.

Arik Sinai

Arik sang “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Arik explained that he didn’t feel well and it was reflected in his performance, however he managed to give off the special feeling of the song. The judges were divided and she got 66%.

After all the performances, Yonathan Biton was the one to leave the show, as he collected the lowest score, with 62%. Now eight artists are still in the race to claim the Israeli representation in Eurovision 2024.

These are:

  1. Leanne Byrne
  2. Eden Golan
  3. Arik Sinai
  4. Shay Tamino
  5. Or Cohen
  6. Mika Moshe
  7. Dor Shimoni
  8. Oral Ravid

Through HaKokhav HaBa, Israel managed to qualify every year to the final of our favorite competition from 2015 to 2020, while in 2018 Netta was also the winner of Eurovision with the song “Toy”.

This year Israel was represented at Eurovision 2023 by Noa Kirel and the song “Unicorn” who gave the Middle Eastern country the third place in the Grand Final by collecting 362 points.

 Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Israeli participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source: euromix.co.il

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