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Eurovision 2022: Israel’s Second Rehearsal!

Right before the break we have Israel rehearsing! This is how the first rehearsal was described: ‘Great vocal? Tick. Super-polished dance routine? Tick. Hot dancers in white outfits? Tick. Fully fabulous pop banger? Tick tick tick. Eurovision level complete.’

About The Second Rehearsal

Michael is one of the most charismatic artists this year! This is a… PERFORMANCE. So much energy and so much effort were put into it. I think it was missing some fireworks and some colours other than white (the primary one) and red. Vocally perfect. Everything was on point. The camerawork is nice. A very energetic performance to look forward to! They managed to create a fun performance!

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Eurovision 2022: Israel’s First Rehearsal!

The next country to hit the stage for their first rehearsal is Israel with Michael Ben David and the empowering uptempo song “I.M.

Everything about Michael Ben David :

Michael Ben David was born in 1995 in Petah Tikva, and has Ukrainian, Russian and Georgian roots. During the pandemic he worked in a supermarket but his passions include singing, dancing and acting.

In a few days he will get to showcase his talents to the entire world on the Eurovision Song Contest stage, as he was the winner of The X Factor Israel, and therefore chosen by the Israeli public and jury to represent his homecountry.

The Rehearsal

Great vocal? Tick. Super-polished dance routine? Tick. Hot dancers in white outfits? Tick. Fully fabulous pop banger? Tick tick tick. Eurovision level complete.

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

EBU / NATHAN REINDS

Below you can watch a small clip from Israel’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:

@eurovision The stunning @Michael Ben david gave his ALL during the first rehearsal🔥🇮🇱 #Eurovision #Eurovision2022 #EurovisionTikTok ♬ original sound – Eurovision

The second rehearsal of Israel will take place on Thursday 5/5 so we will have a better picture of what we will see from Michael Ben David on the stage of the competition.


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Israel: Michael Ben David will be present in Turin!

Israel’s public broadcaster, KAN, has announced that the Israeli delegation will travel to Turin as scheduled to participate in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

According to KAN, the security concerns in Italy raised by the Foreign Ministry strike have been resolved.

In a statement, KAN said:

The company thanks the Shin Bet (Israel Internal Security Agency) for it’s efforts to work for a solution for the security issues despite the difficulty, and we are confident that Michael Ben-David will represent Israel with dignity on the world stage. The operation of the Shin Bet as a substitute for the coordination activities of security officers at the embassy, ​​with a risk that may be posed to Israeli interests abroad in the long run, is a certificate of poverty for decision-makers who failed to end the foreign service crisis, threatening Israel’s ability to cope successfully with challenges in the international arena.

Israel’s Internal Security Agency said that their chief instructed officials to consider various options without the help of the Foreign Ministry because of the strike.

Israel will appear in the second place in the second semi-final on May 12.

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

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Source: The Jerusalem Post

Israel: Towards a solution for the crisis | Normally the delegation will go in Turin!

According to local media, the crisis created by the strike in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is on strike, seems to be coming to an end. It seems that the Israeli delegation will normally go to Turin, to participate in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

The news fell like a bomb yesterday, after the public television of the country KAN, announced that under the current circumstances, the Israeli delegation can not go to Turin, since the GSS, the security service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is on a permanent strike. The Italian organization and the EBU refused to provide security personnel for the Israeli mission and so KAN announced on Tuesday 12/4, that it is unable to go to Turin.

The truth is that every Israeli delegation abroad, whether it is Eurovision, sports or any other event, is necessarily accompanied by security personnel. Strict security protocols always accompany Israeli missions when traveling abroad, especially after the “Munich Massacre”, when nine Israeli athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics.

Despite the strike of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the head of the GSS (security service), instructed the security officers to consider other options, so that the delegation could travel to Turin without the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. KAN said it was in contact with GSS officials so that Michael Ben-David could properly represent Israel on the Eurovision stage. “The company thanks GSS for its help and hopes that a solution to the crisis will be found soon.”

With the crisis going to be resolved, all the 40 delegation will normally be on the stage of Pala Olimpico, to participate in Eurovision 2022!

Israel participates in the first half of the second semifinal.

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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: Marvin Dietmann will be the stage director!

Even though there are rumours the past hours regarding Michael’s withdrawal from Eurovision 2022, KAN, the Israeli Broadcasting Company, announced that Martin Dietmann will take care of the stage performance of I.M in Turin.

Martin is already well-known to the Eurovision fandom. The austrian director was the person behind Conchita Wurst’s performance back in 2014 and many more entries of the country. He was, also, the staging director of 7 countries last year, including Cyprus with the song El Diablo. It is worth mentioning, that, except Israel, it is announced that he will also stage the performance of Cyprus in 2022!

Through a post in Facebook, KAN announced the news stating the following:

Martin Dietmann will stage the Israeli entry of Eurovision 2022!

The Israeli delegation announced today that the international art director will stage the show of Michael Ben David in Turin.

Dietmann is a successful director with extensive experience in the competition. In his big career you will find a sequence of years that he was art director or participated in various other roles or with other countries. Among others, Dietmann puts his signature on the winning performance of Conchita back in 2014.

His involvement in the entry of Israel in Eurovision 2022 is justified with his huge experience in Eurovision, which stands for itself, and the wish to reach to a professional result on stage.”

Israel will perform on the first half of the second semifinal with Michael Ben David performing the song I.M, wishing to continue the qualification streak the country has since 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqu3-CHeOWM&ab_channel=TheXFactorIsrael

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Israel: Withdrawal of Michael Ben David from this year’s contest?

Ynet, one of Israel’s leading news and general content sites, reports that Michael Ben David, Israel’s representative at Eurovision 2022, is considering withdrawing from the competition. According to Ynet, the Israeli representative is dissatisfied with the behavior and internal policy of the team, with which he is working in view of participating in the contest:

Michael comes wholeheartedly to the competition, but if he understands that there are decisions that deprive him of the right to represent Israel with dignity, he will not go.

KAN, the Israeli Broadcasting Company, has stated that the singer continues to work on his song and the official video clip.

We remind you that Michael Ben David won the final of the Israeli version of X Factor with the song I.M. In case he decides not to withdraw from the competition, the song will be revamped.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqu3-CHeOWM

Michael Ben David will appear in the first half of the second semifinal, which will take place on May 12.

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Israel: “I.M” by Michael Ben David to undergo revamp

It was announced today that the song of this year’s israeli representative Michael Ben David, “I.M”, will be revamped.

Michael Ben David won the X Factor Israel and was therefore selected as Israel’s representative at Eurovision 2022 with the song I.M just last week. Today, it was announced that the version with which he won the X Factor will not be the final one.

Micheal said in an interview that I.M as it is now was produced within a very limited period time-wise and that his team, now that they have three months ahead of them, will do everything they can to improve the song.

We do not know the details of the upcoming changes at this time.

We remind you that Israel will compete in the first half of the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest in May.

https://youtu.be/nqu3-CHeOWM

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Israel: Michael Ben David is representing Israel to Eurovision 2022!

It’s time for Israel to choose their representative for Eurovision 2022 tonight, as the grand final of the X Factor Israel is taking place.

Inbal Bibi, Michael Ben David, Eli Huli and Sapir Saban fought to represent Israel at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest this May in Turin. The big winner was Michael Ben David!

In the show the day before yesterday, the four finalists performed two songs each, with the voting determining the song with which each of them will claim the ticket for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

The songs

We listened to four songs in tonight’s grand final. These songs were the following:

  • Inbal Bibi – Marionette
  • Michael Ben David – I.M 
  • Eli Huli – Blinded Dreamers
  • Sapir Saban – Breaking My Own Walls

Method of selection

Tonight’s grand final of X Factor Israel will be held in two rounds. In the first round, the four finalists will perform a cover. The artist who receives the lowest score was excluded from the continuation of the final. In the second round, the three remaining artists perofrmed their entries.

The final result was determined 25% by the jury of the show (Netta Barzilai, Aviv Geffen, Margalit Tzan’ani, Ran Danker, Miri Mesika), 25% by an international jury and 50% by the Israeli viewers.

The results

In the first round, the artist who receives the lowest score was Sapir Saban.

The winner of X factor and the next artist to represent Israel in Eurovision Song Contest in Italy is Michael Ben David, with the song “I.M”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqu3-CHeOWM

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