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Israel: Everything that happened in the third HaKokhav Haba episode!

The third episode of HaKokhav Haba (special edition), the talent show through which the Israeli representative for Eurovision 2024 will be selected, aired on Sunday, December 3rd!

Four more artists qualified for the next round of HaKokhav Haba and are still vying for the Israeli representation in Malmö. The broadcaster determined they could broadcast the third episode of the show just one day after the second one, without making any statements beforehand.

Out of the five auditions in the third episode, four qualified for the next round. Assi Azar and Rotem Sela, who have been hosting HaKokhav Haba since 2014, are the show’s presenters. The jury is made up of Eden Hasson, Shiri Maimon, Itay Levy, Assaf Amdorsky, Ran Dankar, and Keren Pels.

Shaoli Grinlik

Currently fighting Hamas in Gaza, 25-year-old Shaoli is a member of the Israeli military forces. His performance was well-received by most of the judges, as well as by the majority of the studio audience. He advanced to the next round of the competition with 83%.

Michelle Shimonov

Michelle, who is 26 years old, currently works as a waitress, although she aspires to be an actress and singer. The judges all voted for her and gave her favorable feedback on the tone of her voice. She advanced to the next round after receiving 88% of the vote.

Ido Bartel

Ido Bartel is 39 years old. She has acted in numerous TV shows in Israel. In addition to being a businessman, tens of thousands of followers on Instagram watch him regularly showcasing his singing prowess. Among his greatest interests are musical mashups. Despite not receiving a unanimous vote from the judges, Ido advanced to the next round with 80% of the vote.

Adele Seltzer

Adele, a 19-year-old resident of southern Israel, relocated to Tel Aviv due to the ongoing conflict. Her performance was considered by the judges to be among the best thus far this season. Many told her they could totally picture her performing on the Eurovision stage. Adele advanced to the next round with an 87%.

In the upcoming episode—the airdate of which is still unknown— additional auditions will be broadcasted. Israel qualified for the finals every year from 2015 to 2020 through HaKokhav HaBa, and Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 with the song “Toy”.

Israel was represented this year by Noa Kirel and the song “Unicorn”, which came in third place with 362 points overall.


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Israel: The second episode of HaKokhav Haba will air tonight!

The second episode of the special edition of HaKokhav Haba, through which Israel’s representative for Eurovision 2024 will be selected, airs today!

This Saturday, 2/12, the second episode of HaKokhav Haba will air after much delay due to the extraordinary occurrences that have shaken Israel for weeks following the terrorist attack by Hamas.

Three artists from the first episode have advanced to the next round, with Eden Golan being the most notable as she garnered 100% of the votes from the audience and the jury.

Assi Azar and Rotem Sela, who have been hosting HaKokhav Haba since 2014, are the show’s presenters. The jury is made up of Eden Hasson, Shiri Maimon, Itay Levy, Assaf Amdorsky, Ran Dankar, and Keren Pels.

Israel qualified for the finals every year from 2015 to 2020 through HaKokhav HaBa, and Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 with the song “Toy”.

Israel was represented this year by Noa Kirel and the song “Unicorn”, which came in third place with 362 points overall.


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Israel: Due to security concerns, Gali Atari will not be attending Het Grote Songfestivalfeest!

Het Grote Songfestivalfeest, which will be hosted in Amsterdam this month, will not feature Gali Atari, who was a member of Milk and Honey, the band that won Eurovision in 1979 in Jerusalem.

The organizers have announced that Gali Atari will not be performing at the concert for security considerations caused by the current state of affairs in Israel and around the world.

The eurostars who will be performing in Het Grote Songfestivalfeest 2023!

Co-produced by AVROTROS and PILOTSTUDIO, the major concert will be broadcasted on Dutch state television on November 16 from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

The event will be hosted once again by Edsilia Rombley (The Netherlands 1998 and 2007, host of Eurovision 2021).

The concert’s official Instagram account regularly announces new performers. The following artists, listed in alphabetical order, along with the songs they will be singing, are confirmed for the concert:

  • Alika – “Bridges” (Estonia 2023, 8th place)
  • Bobbysocks – “La det Swinge” (Norway 1985, winners)
  • Charlotte Perrelli – “Take Me to Your Heaven” & “Hero” (Sweden 1999, winner & 2008, 18th place)
  • Conchita Wurst – “Rise Like a Phoenix” (Austria 2014, winner).
  • Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer” (Sweden 2022, 4th place)
  • Edsilia Rombley – “Hemel en Aarde” & “On Top of The World” (The Netherlands 1998, 4th place & 2007, DNQ)
  • Eleni Foureira – “Fuego” (Cyprus2018, 2nd place)
  • Ell & Nikki – “Running Scared” (Azerbaijan 2011, winners)
  • Emmelie de Forest – “Only Teardrops” (Denmark 2013, winner)
  • Johnny Logan – “What’s Another Year” & “Hold Me Now” (Ireland 1980 & 1987, winner)
  • KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky” (Norway 2019, 6th place)
  • Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha” (Finland 2023, 2nd place)
  • Linda Wagenmakers – “No Goodbyes” (The Netherlands 2000, 13th place)
  • Luca Hänni – “She Got Me” (Ελβετία 2019, 4η Θέση)
  • Μåns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” (Sweden 2015, winner)
  • Rosa Linn – “Snap” (Armenia 2022, 20th place)
  • Ruslana – “Wild Dances” (Ukraine 2004, winner)
  • Ruth Jacott – “Vrede” (The Netherlands 1993, 6th place)
  • Serhat – “Say Na Na Na” (San Marino 2016 DNQ  & 2019, 1th place)
  • Stefania – “Last Dance” (Greece 2020 & 2021, 10th place)
  • The Roop – “Discoteque” (Lithuania2020 & 2021, 8th place)
  • Verka Serduchka – “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (Ukraine 2007, 2nd place)
  • WRS – “Llámame” (Romania 2022, 18th place)

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Israel: Is Rising Star being postponed indefinitely?

Israel’s Home Front Command reportedly ordered the filming of the television program Rising Star, via which the country’s representative for Eurovision 2024 was anticipated to be picked, to be put off indefinitely.

The aforementioned event, which is connected to the most recent escalation of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine and the accompanying declaration of war last Saturday, was of course anticipated.

Rising Star was slated to start filming this week, with broadcasts beginning on November 12. However, the current circumstances prevent this.The question is whether Israel will choose its entry internally or decide to withdraw from the forthcoming competition in the event that this report has been confirmed and Rising Star does not move forward.

The Israeli representative was chosen using the Rising Star method from 2015 through 2021. This process also resulted in the selection of Netta, the 2018 Eurovision winner.

Israel was represented this year by Noa Kirel, one of the most popular performers in the country, whose song “Unicorn” came in third place in the competition.


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Sources: Mako, esc bubble 

Israel: Will not attend the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin!

Breaking news are coming from Israel, as their brodcaster  just announced on Twitter that Israel (at the moment) will not participate at the upcoming edition of 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, in Turin, Italy.

The Israeli public broadcaster IPBC has reported that Israel is currently not planning on competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, after security protection for the delegation cannot be guaranteed.

Workers at the GSS, the Israeli security service are currently on strike, with the organisation stating that they are unable to provide persons to accompany the delegation in Turin. The Israeli broadcaster has stated:

We can not take responsibility for the security of the delegation without security on behalf of the State of Israel.

The Israeli broadcaster released a tweet this morning saying:

Due to the strike by the Foreign Ministry, the GSS can not handle the Israeli delegation to the Eurovision Song Contest, and as of this moment, the Israeli delegation will not participate in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.

Therefore, Israel will not participate in this year’s Eurovision at Turin, for the present moment.

Michael Ben David is due to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “I.M” in 2nd position in the second semi-final on 12th May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFeohWlA20&feature=emb_title

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Source: IPBC / Mako


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Israel: Tonight, “The Next Song to Eurovision” | Which song will be selected for Eden Alene?

On February 4, the winner of the HaKokhav Haba L’Eurovizion 2020 was Eden Alene. Soon after, Israel’s national broadcaster, KAN set up a campus of composers attended by the country’s top creators. On February 13th the titles and the composers of the four candidate songs for Eden were made public, while on February 27th we listen to these four songs.

Tonight,Israel chooses entry via “The Next Song to Eurovision”, where Eden Alene will present the four candidate songs. Lucy Ayoub, one of last year’s contestants in Tel Aviv, will host the show.

The four candidate songs are:

1. “Roots”

Creators: Nathan Goshen and Stav Beger

2. Feker libi”

Creators: Doron Medalie and Idan Raichel

3.  Savior In the Sound” 

Creators: Oren Emanuel, Talia Londoner and Uri Avni

4. Rakata”

Creators: Gal Joe Cohen, Eyal Ishay, Zlil Kalifi, Eran Kashi

The results will come up  both from the television audience and a professional jury:

-30% audience / TV
-65% professional jury
-5% reviewers of HaKokhav Haba L’Eurovizion 2020
The show will start at 8:30 pm CET time and you can watch it HERE.