2018 Breaking News Israel Latest News Israel: Five acts qualify on dramatic evening By Sean Tarbuck Posted on January 15, 2018 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr HaKokhav HaBa continued tonight with six of the remaining twelve participants once again paired up into duels, with the three successful participants making it through to the next round. The losing trio were then put into a second round to determine who would qualify, but a dramatic twist to proceedings certainly spiced up the selection! As ever, the four judges (Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Harel Ska’at and Static and Ben El-Tavori) presided over the selection, each having a 10% sway in the total votes. The first round saw the contestants once again paired off, with the following results; Howie Danao (82%) beat Rinat Bar (50%) José Steinberg (82%) beat Shay & Gilad (36%) Ravit Batashvili (76%) beat Riki Ben Ari (56%) In the second round, Rinat, Shay & Gilad and Riki were all set to perform again, however after Rinat Bar’s performance, she shockingly withdrew from the competition, thus leavin Shay & Gilad and Riki Ben Ari as the remaining qualifiers from tonight’s show! The second half of the contestants will perform tomorrow night in the same format; Chen Aharoni Sarit Hativa Eden Meiri Adva Omer Jonathan Mergui Netta Barzilai #YOU can watch all of the performances from HaKokhav HaBa so far, including tonight’s showing, right HERE! Which acts do #YOU think deserve to qualify in Israel? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE, or join the discussion below and on social media @escYOUnited!