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escYOUnited
22nd April 2014, 23:04
http://escunited.com/esc2015/israel.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQNNtbdZ4Zg


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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD23_fsEZXM

Sean
23rd April 2014, 00:36
Yoni said Israel may withdraw in 2015...

Good luck with the hate Yoni

greece
23rd April 2014, 07:01
Yoni said Israel may withdraw in 2015...

Good luck with the hate Yoni

Why xshrug

It will do well this year....Ot at least it seems

Yoni
23rd April 2014, 12:03
Nothing to do with eurovision, but more to IBA going through something similar to what ERT (Greece) this year, only that the switch is supposed to be around April-may...

greece
23rd April 2014, 12:07
Nothing to do with eurovision, but more to IBA going through something similar to what ERT (Greece) this year, only that the switch is supposed to be around April-may...

But ERT closed cause they were director employed his relatives,friend or people who paid money to take a great job. And it close to open a new one with less people

Yoni
23rd April 2014, 13:37
But ERT closed cause they were director employed his relatives,friend or people who paid money to take a great job. And it close to open a new one with less people

well here it's pretty much the same only without the family part, according to many IBA has been using way too much money while it's sitll being watched by 2% of the population at best.

Tinchey
23rd April 2014, 14:54
well here it's pretty much the same only without the family part, according to many IBA has been using way too much money while it's sitll being watched by 2% of the population at best.

Well is there a chance of some other broadcaster joining EBU soon?

Yoni
23rd April 2014, 14:59
Well is there a chance of some other broadcaster joining EBU soon?

Hmm I doubt it since the others are all public.

meh :(

my main hope is that IBA won't be dissolved in the end (or even better, dissolved and reformed so the new IBA could sign up on time).

Sean
25th April 2014, 00:34
If Israel want to win these guys need to go


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67RjSi0V9WI

RainyWoods
25th April 2014, 00:43
Actually, if Israel want to win then the incredible Aderet must be internally selected with a song as brilliantly triumphant as her last attempt "Victory".



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smh_ANyjdX8

PashonFrut
25th April 2014, 15:34
I want something like this xlove:
(2008 was such a magical year!!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R8YWN_FnqI

Yoni
26th April 2014, 11:24
If Israel want to win these guys need to go


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67RjSi0V9WI

meh their new EP sucks.

Alberca
30th April 2014, 06:28
I can see Israel 2014 as the new Azerbaijan 2011...

A-lister
8th May 2014, 19:49
I want a real booty-shaker Mizrhait-Pop uptempo stuff in Hebrew next year... I want Israel to go all out there on the booty shaking scale :lol:

I'm dying for it! :lol:

greece
9th May 2014, 18:45
I hope you won't withdraw cause of the bad results guys xpray At least the last two years you deserved to be in the final

Israeliboy
9th May 2014, 19:29
Sorry guys but Israel will withdraw and probably won't come back to the contest!

joancamo
9th May 2014, 21:49
Sorry guys but Israel will withdraw and probably won't come back to the contest!

xcry

Nooo I loved Mei :( She didn't deserve to be eliminated in the semi, I was so shocked

GRE
10th May 2014, 00:11
Sorry guys but Israel will withdraw and probably won't come back to the contest!

Ex-ussr's,Israel and Fyr Macedonia will not withdraw.

Israeliboy
10th May 2014, 07:37
Ex-ussr's,Israel and Fyr Macedonia will not withdraw.

They gonna close our broadcast so for next year we won't take part anyway!

Yoni
10th May 2014, 07:45
hmm the EBU could do the same they did with ERT and give us some sort of a pass to make the new broadcaster participate in ESC despite joining the EBU only later?

Israeliboy
10th May 2014, 07:52
hmm the EBU could do the same they did with ERT and give us some sort of a pass to make the new broadcaster participate in ESC despite joining the EBU only later?

Yoni, I really wonder if IBA still interested in taking part, 4 years in a row without final is much especially with the rating here!

Yoni
10th May 2014, 07:56
The ratings may be low but it's still high for IBA standards :lol:
Anyways I think they should stick to their agenda of showing what Israel is capable of Musically-wise to Europe, whether we qualify or not the participation itself gives a massive exposure to artists, I mean I don't get artists who have nothing to lose when they show their music to tens of millions of Europeans their music!

Quent91
11th May 2014, 01:37
Dana International would love to come back, now :lol:

Charly
11th May 2014, 13:08
hmm the EBU could do the same they did with ERT and give us some sort of a pass to make the new broadcaster participate in ESC despite joining the EBU only later?

EBU - EBU insists Israeli lawmakers protect public broadcasting as they dismantle IBA (http://www3.ebu.ch/sites/ebu/contents/news/2014/05/ebu-insists-israeli-lawmakers-pr.html)

They planning to shut down IBA in March 2015 xshrug

AshleyWright
11th May 2014, 13:09
14th in the semi final is actually a disgrace.

kengaIME
11th May 2014, 21:49
Please don't withdraw! xpray

A-lister
11th May 2014, 22:19
Dana International would love to come back, now :lol:

Maybe with a beard and FAKING her transgenderism, she'd be considered "progressive and gender neutral" enough xshrug

12Points
12th May 2014, 08:40
A-lister, or more vocal training, seriously :|

Sean
12th May 2014, 09:17
Maybe with a beard and FAKING her transgenderism, she'd be considered "progressive and gender neutral" enough xshrug

She already won Eurovision once when Europe was in a far worse place for LGBT acceptance, what more do you need? ;)

NemesisNick
12th May 2014, 17:25
Yoni, I really wonder if IBA still interested in taking part, 4 years in a row without final is much especially with the rating here!
What's wrong with 4 years of failing to qualify. Just look at The Netherlands, they entered and failed to qualify every year 2005 to 2012 inclusive (that's 8 years altogether), but still entered in 2013 and qualified.

Like it or not, thanks to the current system of semi-finals (a necessity due to so many countries wanting to participate), countries will have to accept the possibility of failing to qualify for several consecutive years sometimes. It's inevitably going to happen. Each year is an independent event, failing to qualify for two or three years has no bearing on whether or not you'll qualify the following year.

The EBU doesn't have a system whereby if you fail to qualify for 4 or 5 consecutive years of entering, you get an automatic bye to the final the next year. Would you like them to introduce such a system, or is that unfair? You decide.

A-lister
12th May 2014, 22:20
She already won Eurovision once when Europe was in a far worse place for LGBT acceptance, what more do you need? ;)

Atleast it was a good song and Eurovision classic :)

Mrm
12th May 2014, 23:39
Sarit Hadad to return! xlove xheart xkiss :)

With Bulgarian singer Alisia! :)


http://youtu.be/-RVzyx_wJ5U

DanielLuis
12th May 2014, 23:40
Atleast it was a good song and Eurovision classic :)

"Rise like a phoenix" is a much better song than "Diva".

Yoni
14th May 2014, 08:52
Sarit Hadad to return! xlove xheart xkiss :)

With Bulgarian singer Alisia! :)


http://youtu.be/-RVzyx_wJ5U

Hopefully she won't change her Mizrahi style (I believe some Israeli fans called it "Lehishtaknez" - to be more an Ashkenazi-friendly style) for Eurovision like she did in 2002 and Narkis did in 2003..

BGN
14th May 2014, 14:23
Confirmation about the problems with IBA
EBU - EBU insists Israeli lawmakers protect public broadcasting as they dismantle IBA (http://www3.ebu.ch/sites/ebu/contents/news/2014/05/ebu-insists-israeli-lawmakers-pr.html)

Mrm
14th May 2014, 15:41
Yoni

Exactly! :)

Quent91
14th May 2014, 17:13
Why do they want to shut down IBA ???

Yoni
14th May 2014, 17:30
Why do they want to shut down IBA ???

To be honest they have all the reasons to, IBA has an extremely low reputation here, old fashioned, no ratings and corruption isn't exactly new there, people have been wanting to shut the IBA down for many years now.

Quent91
14th May 2014, 17:42
Wow, I wasn't aware of that at all.

So they want to shut it down and recreate a new channel like ine Greece ? Ex-ERT and new NERIT ?

Yoni
14th May 2014, 18:46
Wow, I wasn't aware of that at all.

So they want to shut it down and recreate a new channel like ine Greece ? Ex-ERT and new NERIT ?

Pretty much, either that or re-open it under the same name? either way a completely new management.

BGN
14th May 2014, 18:57
I'm sceptic about these "reforms". IMO, their main goal is to put the public broadcaster under their control.

Archer
15th May 2014, 19:56
I've been waiting to see Roni Duani for years...

Yoni
17th May 2014, 15:13
I've been waiting to see Roni Duani for years...

Her career has been waiting for years as well. (until this year when she finally released a covers album).

Archer
17th May 2014, 15:42
Her career has been waiting for years as well. (until this year when she finally released a covers album).

Do you think she could be picked in the near future?

Yoni
17th May 2014, 16:01
Do you think she could be picked in the near future?

You never know, but I doubt it :lol: she's already busy with productions and being a host in the kids channel.
perhaps after she's released from her contract it might happen, but I doubt seeing the IBA going for her.

ParadiseES
18th May 2014, 20:24
I hope Israel will not close IBA. Not only because it would be a huge loss for Eurovision, but also because a public broadcaster is something basic in a democratic country.

EscGeek
22nd May 2014, 15:38
My heart accepted Israel as an european country...They compete with us everywhere,not just in eurovision ;)
Please stay with us and send something in the style of Izabo or Mei Finegold:p

Sammy
27th May 2014, 09:56
I'd love to see Chen Aharoni representing israel next year. "Or" was brilliant and should have won Kdam in 2009!

AshleyWright
1st June 2014, 14:37
not sure if this has been posted on here, but this (http://www.salom.com.tr/newsdetails.asp?id=91026) (apparently) says that a member of the delegation has said that Israel is considering withdrawing after 4 failed attempts to qualify to the final.

Really looks like we could loose them. xcry

Sean
1st June 2014, 14:39
not sure if this has been posted on here, but this (http://www.salom.com.tr/newsdetails.asp?id=91026) (apparently) says that a member of the delegation has said that Israel is considering withdrawing after 4 failed attempts to qualify to the final.

Really looks like we could loose them. xcry

Look at the rest of this thread, it's not the results that would lead to withdrawal... the broadcaster might be shutting down in 2015.

AshleyWright
1st June 2014, 14:44
Look at the rest of this thread, it's not the results that would lead to withdrawal... the broadcaster might be shutting down in 2015.

I know, but this was added on top of that on Wikipedia with that article source. So along with possible broadcaster closure they're considering withdrawel.

Sean
1st June 2014, 14:47
Hmm...we'll see. Personally I don't think they will unless the broadcaster is gone :p

joancamo
1st June 2014, 17:07
I also think they will be withdrawing! Hey I'll withdraw too after sending Mei and still not qualify!!

Hunter
12th July 2014, 09:39
I hope they don't withdraw their 1978 entry and this year's entry was amazing.

Mrm
12th July 2014, 21:56
I'd like Kdam again, like in 2013 and like this one to win it!!


http://youtu.be/2U2ccpL18Lk

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! xbow

Mrm
12th July 2014, 22:07
Or like this one, this is EPIC, I haven't seen smth like this in ESC till now!! xbow xbow
RainyWoods


http://youtu.be/1QwsX8_3Nps

I think you would like this one from 2013 Kdam!! Check it! :)

RainyWoods
13th July 2014, 00:16
Mrm I loved that one. It was indeed something really different. I thought Kdam was really great that year. I had many favourites.

This one was really catchy..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JMrymV0AvU


Hila Ben David's song was more outdated than a Ralph Siegel composition but it had a certain charm to it. The lyrics were hilarious. "Don't hate me cause i'm beautiful"xrofl


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GHg7xlJ-RM


And the most epic song of all....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smh_ANyjdX8


Viiiiiiiiictorweeeeeeeeee... VIIIIIIICTORWEEEEEEEEEEE.. can you believe it all happened to us tonight?xyes

Mrm
13th July 2014, 00:53
RainyWoods

hahahahahahahahaha :lol: :lol:


Were you satisfied with winner - Moran Mazor?

RainyWoods
13th July 2014, 01:55
RainyWoods

hahahahahahahahaha :lol: :lol:


Were you satisfied with winner - Moran Mazor?

Yes, I was very happy with the winner. It was beautiful and very dramatic. I know you were a fan of the song. It's such a shame she didn't reach the final:(

DanielLuis
13th July 2014, 06:13
Yes, I was very happy with the winner. It was beautiful and very dramatic. I know you were a fan of the song. It's such a shame she didn't reach the final:(

I still seE it as one if the biggest crimes of the recent Eurovision history!

Romeo
21st July 2014, 22:39
there are only 3 countries in ESC that I want to see in it every year forever and Israel is one

GRE
30th July 2014, 11:46
The Israeli parliament has accepted today the new public broadcasting law, with 45 parliament members for and only 11 against. According to the new law, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, IBA, will shut down and re-open on March 2015.

A-lister
30th July 2014, 11:56
The Israeli parliament has accepted today the new public broadcasting law, with 45 parliament members for and only 11 against. According to the new law, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, IBA, will shut down and re-open on March 2015.

Hmm, similar as the Greek case, difference is that Israel probably has less interest to actually join ESC :(

I still hope there's a chance.

AshleyWright
30th July 2014, 19:34
Will it not reopening in March be too late for it to take part? :?

DanielLuis
30th July 2014, 19:56
Won't it reopening in March be too late for it to take part? :?

NERIT opened in March I think.

anselm
30th July 2014, 20:21
Won't it reopening in March be too late for it to take part? :?

I guess the EBU membership can just be transferred to the new broadcaster (especially considering there will be a smooth transition between the old and the new channels).

AshleyWright
30th July 2014, 20:27
I see. Might be looking good then :D Although they do seem discouraged with 4 failures to qualify in a row.

DanielLuis
30th July 2014, 20:37
I see. Might be looking good then :D Although they do seem discouraged with 4 failures to qualify in a row.

That's why I think they will withdraw. It may prove too much of an hassle for the new broadcaster to participate and morale is not up, so they might vey well withdraw.

BGN
30th July 2014, 22:11
But if IBA is closed with immediate effect and new broadcaster won't step in before 15th March, who will submit the documents for the initial sign up (the deadline is 10th October)?

AshleyWright
30th July 2014, 22:14
But if IBA is closed with immediate effect and new broadcaster won't step in before 15th March, who will submit the documents for the initial sign up (the deadline is 10th October)?

Will it also have to apply for EBU membership?

GRE
30th July 2014, 22:54
NERIT opened in March I think.

Nerit opened one day defore the 1st Semifinal. :D

Sean
30th July 2014, 22:58
But if IBA is closed with immediate effect and new broadcaster won't step in before 15th March, who will submit the documents for the initial sign up (the deadline is 10th October)?

I'm pretty sure IBA is closing and reopening in March?

BGN
30th July 2014, 23:49
^ Actually you're right. According this article (http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=19133) IBA will be closed in March and then immediately new broadcasting organisation will be established. But this raises even more concerns. If IBA apply for Eurovision in Octomber 2014 how come the new organisation will submit an entry in Mid-March as the contract for Eurovision would have been signed between EBU and IBA. The greek case was different - they had interim broadcaster which was accepted as EBU member and then just renamed to NERIT. Or with the Israel case the new broadcaster will be considered as successor of IBA and won't have to apply for membership. It's big mess.

Romeo
13th August 2014, 20:16
random question and nothing to do with 2015... but...
Anyone know where I can get the 1st version of Israel 2001 'En Davar'
Not the ESC version

I ahve it on a CD somewhere but I have no idea where

Rayman
15th August 2014, 20:48
Israel is a small country but with a great musical culture.
It sends pretty good songs almost every year. Mei Feingold had a good live in Denmark.

Among the possible candidates, I think that the Idan Raichel project could be able to send a magical entry:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7OY0boScEU&hd=1

GRE
14th September 2014, 23:44
Maybe we will have a positive surprise here ;)

lavieenrose
14th September 2014, 23:53
We just got some very good news from Wiwi; have any of you seen it?

AshleyWright
15th September 2014, 00:53
Israel: Radio 88FM will stage internal selection for Eurovision contestant (http://wiwibloggs.com/2014/09/14/israel-radio-88fm-internal-selection/60667/#)

Confirming their selection process without actually confirming participation. :lol: Looking positive.

dragvision
15th September 2014, 21:48
The manager of TRT quits. That means Turkey might be back next year

AshleyWright
15th September 2014, 21:48
The manager of TRT quits. That means Turkey might be back next year

wrong thread.

Hele.
17th September 2014, 10:47
It seems they took esc seriously. ;)


The editors of the radio station 88 FM made their choices and this is their ranking for the artist to represent Israel in 2015:

Marina Maximilian
Esther Rada
Asaf Avidan

The artists will be approached by the order of this ranking.

anselm
17th September 2014, 10:50
Asaf Avidan xheartxheartxheart Highly doubt he'd accept though...

GRE
17th September 2014, 12:58
It seems they took esc seriously. ;)

All 3 of them, are very interesting artists.
But will they be interested for esc?

anselm
17th September 2014, 13:10
Big names for Israel in 2015? | ESCunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/big-names-for-israel-in-2015/)

I'm really excited about the Israeli entry now (assuming they will sort out the financial issues)! I hope one of the three artists will accept.

Hele.
17th September 2014, 14:38
All 3 of them, are very interesting artists.
But will they be interested for esc?

My thoughts too...well, I hope some of them will accept. Mostly I hope for Marina and/or Asaf. :D Duet between them would be nice! :D

Sean
17th September 2014, 19:01
Asaf Avidan?? xheat

wlhlwn
21st September 2014, 15:02
I wished Ofra Haza would still be alive, she was not only the best singer from Israel but from the whole world...

A-lister
21st September 2014, 15:12
Big names for Israel in 2015? | ESCunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/big-names-for-israel-in-2015/)

I'm really excited about the Israeli entry now (assuming they will sort out the financial issues)! I hope one of the three artists will accept.

Marina Maximilian seems a great pick!

DanielLuis
21st September 2014, 15:26
I just hope that if Israel sends a great song they won't be underrated for political reasons. Their placing in the last 2 editions was a crime.

Scooby
21st September 2014, 15:30
So happy that my favorite ESC country stay with us.

Any of the three candidates seems like great choice xyesxyesxyes

xheart xheart xheart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAMNWzfjcg

Israeliboy
22nd September 2014, 08:24
Want them to represent Israel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3iOmsYD-2U

toinou03
22nd September 2014, 18:49
Want them to represent Israel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3iOmsYD-2U

Well Amandine rumoured they entered Eurovision selection for France in 2012, which is highly doubtful...
I can't see them going now, after Robin Schulz edit...

Beforewards, even in France, they were quite well-known, but not that famous. And in fact, Nili happens to be half-Israelian because she was born in Tel-Aviv "by hazard" but has almost never lived there.

Anyway, she's really great live. And for people to go further than Robin Schulz, this was their biggest hit in France beforewards. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-QTzATNNTw

And the front single of last album :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFBnrxMh9tQ

lavieenrose
22nd September 2014, 18:51
I do hope that Marina Maximilian accepts; neither of the other artists on the list struck me as very impressive (but that is, of course, a highly subjective statement).

Knubelznarm
26th September 2014, 11:43
Anyone who has turned on the radio in the last couple of years will recognize Asaf Avidan's voice from that Wankelmut remix, and I belive they have a top 5 if he wants to participate. If not, all I want is this girl to return with something like this..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_q9IAWDlvI

or this...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkYa4M5Okg

PamSwynford
26th September 2014, 17:10
What about that girl who won the first season of The Voice? She was a contestant on Kdam 2013, but she withdrew.

Israeliboy
26th September 2014, 19:59
Marina


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ISpMbzypLU

Marina with Boaz Mauda :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yKTKuT4A7I

revallsay
26th September 2014, 22:22
Maybe Mei again?

Sean
27th September 2014, 09:06
Maybe Mei again?

I don't see any problems with inviting quen flop 2014 back!

Yoni
27th September 2014, 09:16
Doubt any of the 3 would want to go for it.

I guess when it comes to performance-wise, I'd go for Ester Rada. :)

Yoni
3rd October 2014, 10:35
According to Yoav Ginai (plays a huge part when it comes to Israel in ESC) on facebook we're officially going to be in 2015! xcheer
According to him more details will be revealed next week, expect surprises. :)

IncognitoGH
3rd October 2014, 11:45
A ballad sang in Hebrew.

QwaarJet
3rd October 2014, 19:42
I don't see any problems with inviting quen flop 2014 back!

Let's be honest, anyone representing Israel is going to struggle to do well.

lavieenrose
3rd October 2014, 20:41
Maybe Mei again?

Ahem. You will address her as WiwiBloggs Kate Ryan Award for Most Robbed Titleholder Mei Finegold.

I'm just kidding with you. Please bring Mei back for 2015, IBA!

Mimimatz
5th October 2014, 11:49
Looks like Israel will be searching for a Rising Star:

Exclusive: Israeli artist to Vienna will be… | oikotimes.com (http://oikotimes.com/2014/10/05/exclusive-israeli-artist-to-vienna-will-be/)

anselm
5th October 2014, 13:44
Israel changes selection format | ESCunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/israel-changes-selection-format/)

And I was so excited about the 88 FM method :(

GRE
5th October 2014, 15:14
I was sure that none of these 3 artists would accept going to eurovision.
And now, another pop idol / x factor/ the voice etc..

Sean
6th October 2014, 17:11
Looks like Israel will be searching for a Rising Star:

Exclusive: Israeli artist to Vienna will be… | oikotimes.com (http://oikotimes.com/2014/10/05/exclusive-israeli-artist-to-vienna-will-be/)

Oiko really are the Buzzfeed of Eurovision sites :(

Scooby
6th October 2014, 19:37
The most important for me is that my personaly favorite ESC nation is staying with us. xyes

SerbianNS
18th October 2014, 12:55
whatever song they send the bad will go to a vote

Schlagerman1
20th October 2014, 22:52
I am tired of reading all this negativity about Israel in ESC now, that what ever they send they have no chance. It may have political things to it, but that is not the whole reason. Look especially the recent two years what they send and other things, to get a grip of an another, more probable reason to what has went wrong.

In 2013, the Israeli song was drawn first of three ballads in a row. The same position as Anna Bergendahl had in 2010 for Sweden. Both the ballads after these songs qualified to the final and Moran and Anna both missed it. I am pretty sure that there are more proofs in ESC history when three ballads comes after each other that the first of the three comes worst, maybe like the 2012 final when Engelbert Humperdinck came worst of the three ballads that started the final (Albania that came last of the three even came top 5 later that evening)

In 2014, the israeli song had number 2, the big unlucky number, but it is not impossible to qualify from it. It came in the middle of two songs with some really feelings to it, Malta who brought happiness and Norway who came with sadness. Meis song was among the big fan-faves and isn't so much different from the other fan-faves like Belgium 2006, Sweden 2008, Hungary 2011, and so on. It is strong, independent women who sings a popsong, either about love or dispair from it. Strong, independent women singing pop never worked in ESC since 2005 when Helena Paparizou sung My Number 1. It is also the last time a pretty "generic" pop song won the contest (you may argue with Lena and Loreen, but to be honest, they have both quite quirky twists to their songs, so can't call that a "generic popsong"). Add also angry to strong and independent, and you get the feelings of what Mei brought on stage in Copenhagen. Think you are a average person, your mom, a classmate or just a person that is sitting in front of the television wanting to hear something emotional, maybe something happy, or maybe something sad. It is rare you sit infront of ESC and looking for something angry and a bit aggressive woman wanting to "skinning you out".... nah didn't think so. And I don't think the juries want to see that as well. It could have worked if Mei would have smiled more, making some kind of happiness to it..but it is a very angry lyrics when you listen to it.

What Israel needs to do is to have some luck. A better draw would have changed a lot for both these songs, if Moran would have sung after Armenia, maybe Moran could have qualified. If Mei started 2nd last, maybe the viewers would have got a different feeling to the song. It is a lot about coincidence in this contest, and that is what many people must think of.

Then, as I stated already when the Meis song was selected before, maybe Israel should think a bit about what feelings they want to bring out for the voters. An angry woman, singing about her anger, wanting to cut out someone from ones life, that comes from a country that often is in war, doesn't look good in people that just want to have a good time or just want something to cry with.

Odalis
21st October 2014, 04:11
I am tired of reading all this negativity about Israel in ESC now, that what ever they send they have no chance. .

I agree that all this "Oh nobody loves Israel" is a bunch of BS and there's a good reason for every non-qualification.

As for Moran and Mei it's more simple than that.

Moran should have killed her stylist or sould have taken "good taste in clothing/ how to dress up so you don't scare the cr*p out of people" classes long before ESC.
Mei should have never gone for a dance club song when rock is her thing, she looked freaking scared on stage.

Israeliboy
26th October 2014, 21:03
It's all about politics, as you find another reasons, I find the political reaosn more suitable!

QwaarJet
26th October 2014, 21:17
I agree that all this "Oh nobody loves Israel" is a bunch of BS and there's a good reason for every non-qualification.

As for Moran and Mei it's more simple than that.

Moran should have killed her stylist or sould have taken "good taste in clothing/ how to dress up so you don't scare the cr*p out of people" classes long before ESC.
Mei should have never gone for a dance club song when rock is her thing, she looked freaking scared on stage.

Sorry, but when it comes to Israel's qualification issues, a lot of it is political.

Schlagerman1
30th October 2014, 18:50
You are so blind that it makes me sad watching you write, believing that Israel fails solely on politics. If it was like that, how on earth did then Israel win the contest 3 times, even 2 times in a row?! And don't tell me it was a long time ago, Israel has been in war with Palestine and other neighbours almost since the country was created even before ESC started. Bring better songs and performances and the points will fall in, I am sure of that! ;)

Sim
30th October 2014, 21:08
You are so blind that it makes me sad watching you write, believing that Israel fails solely on politics. If it was like that, how on earth did then Israel win the contest 3 times, even 2 times in a row?! And don't tell me it was a long time ago, Israel has been in war with Palestine and other neighbours almost since the country was created even before ESC started. Bring better songs and performances and the points will fall in, I am sure of that! ;)

Totally agree!

Kurdistana
30th October 2014, 21:27
If I were the head of Israeli television, Israel would withdraw from the ESC, esc for Israel is a waste of money and time, they sent two super songs, Moran Mazor's song and the same hearth, and we saw the results.

Sim
30th October 2014, 21:35
If I were the head of Israeli television, Israel would withdraw from the ESC, esc for Israel is a waste of money and time, they sent two super songs, Moran Mazor's song and the same hearth, and we saw the results.

If every country that don't qualify even when they think they would, would withdraw, not many countries would be left.
Israel 2013 & especially this year were IMO good and final worthy. BUT you have to convice Europe and the judges and they didn't. That's the reality.

Kurdistana
30th October 2014, 21:41
Forget the jury, in recent years the vote of the jury is completely random, in fact some juries have voted a few songs in the semifinals, and then vote the other songs in the final

Sim
30th October 2014, 21:50
Forget the jury, in recent years the vote of the jury is completely random, in fact some juries have voted a few songs in the semifinals, and then vote the other songs in the final

Well obviusly, in the final they 25 countries they can pick out (with a maximum of 10 from the semi they voted in). So it's possible.

QwaarJet
31st October 2014, 02:07
You are so blind that it makes me sad watching you write, believing that Israel fails solely on politics. If it was like that, how on earth did then Israel win the contest 3 times, even 2 times in a row?! And don't tell me it was a long time ago, Israel has been in war with Palestine and other neighbours almost since the country was created even before ESC started. Bring better songs and performances and the points will fall in, I am sure of that! ;)

That is a very naive standpoint. The political situation has worsened over the last few years and there is no way that cannot have an impact on Israel's voting figures. I'm not saying It's all political, but a lot of it is, from what I can see. I just can't see how Israel will be able to qualify for the final any time soon, regardless of what they send.

The alternative is that Israel have sent crap entries for year upon year, which I find less likely than political voting.

Matt
31st October 2014, 07:00
Sorry, but when it comes to Israel's qualification issues, a lot of it is political.

I disagree. Mei Finegold was a lovely person and one of my favorite artists to meet in Copenhagen but it was the biggest overhyped OGAE song of 2014. And from 2011 to 2013 their efforts were underwhelming at least to most people.

Blaming politics for bad results is a cop out, otherwise why would Israel qualify from 2008 to 2010?

The biggest problem to me is that recent entries from Israel feel outdated or just don't have mass appeal.

RainyWoods
31st October 2014, 13:51
I disagree. Mei Finegold was a lovely person and one of my favorite artists to meet in Copenhagen but it was the biggest overhyped OGAE song of 2014. And from 2011 to 2013 their efforts were underwhelming at least to most people.

Blaming politics for bad results is a cop out, otherwise why would Israel qualify from 2008 to 2010?

The biggest problem to me is that recent entries from Israel feel outdated or just don't have mass appeal.

Yup, Mei's failure was easy to spot a mile off. It wasn't a song with a wide mass appeal, neither was it a jury magnet. It was just a song ticking all the boxes for the Eurovision fan. The production felt a little cheap and it was quite a dated sound. Also, as others have pointed out before, it was an aggressive song and performance. The styling wasn't great as well.

2013's failure was unfortunate. Powerful song but it was dated and had quite a heavy feel to it. You've got to have a song of exceptional artistic merit if you're going down the dark route musically. Also the camp styling (which I loved) must be pointed out.

2012 was also an unfortunate failure. I liked the song but it was something too quirky and alternative for the audience. It should have qualified but it's failure was expected when you look at the other quaint little "indie" numbers that have been at Eurovision before it. None have done too well. Stuff like this is wasted at the contest but i'm grateful for it.

2011, where do we begin? The mother of all Eurovision failures, although a totally obvious one. I love Dana International with all my heart but if she was gonna make it through, it was always going to be on name alone. The song was literally dragged screaming and kicking from the late 1990's.



Then going further back in time, we see Israel having success with three beautiful entries in a row that I think would still stand the test of time today. Harel would have done even better if he had not have cocked up the big note so badly. I thought he was in with a chance of winning and then I actually cringed when that sound came from his mouth.

QwaarJet
31st October 2014, 15:52
I disagree. Mei Finegold was a lovely person and one of my favorite artists to meet in Copenhagen but it was the biggest overhyped OGAE song of 2014. And from 2011 to 2013 their efforts were underwhelming at least to most people.

Blaming politics for bad results is a cop out, otherwise why would Israel qualify from 2008 to 2010?

The biggest problem to me is that recent entries from Israel feel outdated or just don't have mass appeal.

I'm not one to usually blame politics, but many countries hate Israel right now and I refuse to believe that has no bearing on their results. It's rarely as simple as the song and the performance.

Matt
31st October 2014, 17:31
I'm not one to usually blame politics, but many countries hate Israel right now and I refuse to believe that has no bearing on their results. It's rarely as simple as the song and the performance.

Israel had a bad Eurovision streak even before the mentioned Gaza conflict this year so that didn't have any real bearing on the results.

A lot of more countries hate Russia and they seem to be doing well. And there are a lot of other countries "disliked" and they are doing fine. You don't hear Israel getting booed at Eurovision.

But it's impossible to disprove any conspiracy theories. Just like it is impossible to disprove if I were the claim the reason the Netherlands didn't qualify for nine years in a row was due to the fact that people don't like drugs and the Dutch allow open consumption of marijuana. Or the UK doesn't do well because people are jealous of their mainstream success and punish them at Eurovision.

The point is, there are always ways to "justify" bad results.

Yoni
31st October 2014, 18:14
I do think we shouldn't give up over qualifying in ESC (though I do think we have a worsened starting point compared to some countries), I wouldn't let Mei qualify with that awful staging.

However I'm not really optimistic for our song this year, as last year's season of rising star casting was quite low-quality IMO and I don't expect it to change much with this season either, good luck Keshet. :lol:

QwaarJet
31st October 2014, 18:24
Israel had a bad Eurovision streak even before the mentioned Gaza conflict this year so that didn't have any real bearing on the results.

A lot of more countries hate Russia and they seem to be doing well. And there are a lot of other countries "disliked" and they are doing fine. You don't hear Israel getting booed at Eurovision.

But it's impossible to disprove any conspiracy theories. Just like it is impossible to disprove if I were the claim the reason the Netherlands didn't qualify for nine years in a row was due to the fact that people don't like drugs and the Dutch allow open consumption of marijuana. Or the UK doesn't do well because people are jealous of their mainstream success and punish them at Eurovision.

The point is, there are always ways to "justify" bad results.

Points in Eurovision are about what countries like you, not who hates you. Russia has a lot of haters but a lot of allies. Israel has very few allies in ESC, but plenty of enemies.

As for booing, Russia get booed every year at ESC and still get great results. Israel is usually popular with the ESC fans, but in this case it doesn't translate to votes.

And as I already pointed out, I'm not one for ESC conspiracy theories. I never agree with the annual UK complaints. But with Israel it seems pretty cut and dry with me. However, as you already pointed out, there is no way to prove any of this. But this is what I firmly believe at the moment.

AdiBiti
1st November 2014, 14:22
The superstar Adi Biti needs to present Israel In Vienna 2015!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8XFm5f36uU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oa6ardbm28

Kurdistana
1st November 2014, 20:26
The superstar Adi Biti needs to present Israel In Vienna 2015!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8XFm5f36uU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oa6ardbm28

She have take part to esc junior?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpfWO2XvBd4

Israeliboy
1st November 2014, 21:36
Ohhh let's Israel just stop take part in this political concert :/

AdiBiti
2nd November 2014, 12:51
She have take part to esc junior?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpfWO2XvBd4

yes thats her but now she grow up

A-lister
2nd November 2014, 13:44
About the discussion that's been going on in here;

There's no "conspiracy" in saying Israel failures are partly connected to the country's bad rep, I'd say it's pretty much spot on.

The vast mainstream media around Europe aswell as political parties (mostly on the left) and other interest groups are lobbying 24/7 to make Israel look like the most awful country on earth and this certainly reflects in the general (dumbed-down, brainwashed) public opinion on Israel. The antisemitism and anti-"Israelism" has not been this strong in particular Western Europe since the WW2... so go figure. Maybe living in more balanced and diverse opinionated climates like USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand makes one thinking this can't be true, but this is reality in Europe and ESC is a European contest with a European public voting first and foremost.

It's naive to assume Israel ONLY fails because of their entries, when public opinion and politics does in fact play a big role in ESC, much bigger than some might admit. This is obviously unfortunate for the contest since it takes away all the fun and the very core of it all, but it's unfortunately part of the truth and we've seen so much politics in this contest now that no one should really be surprised any longer when it occurs in different shapes and forms to terrorize the contest.

Mickey
2nd November 2014, 13:52
2011 - 2013 were fully understandable failures. 2011 and and 2013 songs just weren't good enough. I love Israel 2012, but they made the stage performance far too goofy. As soon as I saw those backing singers I knew they were in serious trouble.

I have more trouble understanding 2014. The song was great. Maybe they went a little scary with the staging and they had been given a bad starting position, but I still thought they had more than enough to qualify. There was definitely plenty there vocally to satisfy the juries.

They didn't just not qualify. They barely scraped in above the great hot mess from Georgia. This is the first time I've wondered if there's something else going on.

Having said that, until looking it up just now, I had assumed that Israel had lots of Jewish diaspora voters open to them, especially in central and eastern Europe. I'd long wondered why they don't do better. Turns out the smallish UK Jewish population is one of the biggest in Europe.

A-lister
2nd November 2014, 14:02
^
Well, put into context I can't see why 2013 should fail? And 2014 is a mystery considering the actual crap that got better result. People can believe what they want, I stick to my opinion that politics is involved in this. Not saying that it explains it all, but some of it for sure.

Mrm
2nd November 2014, 14:48
A-lister

I'd like smth like "Happy birthday" from 2013 Kdam!


http://youtu.be/d4Gu5i7TJ64

You liked it?

Mrm
2nd November 2014, 14:55
I dislike 2014 Israeli entry, it was quite bad! se why it failed..

I liked 2013 ballad, I'm sad it didn't qualify..Israel is a bit weak in ESC recently, songwise, IMO..

2013 Kdam had view really good entries participating though..

Mickey
2nd November 2014, 15:37
^
Well, put into context I can't see why 2013 should fail? And 2014 is a mystery considering the actual crap that got better result. People can believe what they want, I stick to my opinion that politics is involved in this. Not saying that it explains it all, but some of it for sure.

I wasn't a fan of it, personally. I found it quite dark. They didn't put a lot of effort into the staging and there were better ballads from Iceland and San Marino.

A-lister
2nd November 2014, 15:48
I wasn't a fan of it, personally. I found it quite dark. They didn't put a lot of effort into the staging and there were better ballads from Iceland and San Marino.

Well, leaving personal taste aside, and I'm not saying that everything in Israel's failures lately can be explained by politics (I also agree the staging and especially clothing was unflattering), but from a complete objective point of view every year so much pure crap gets through to the final while others struggle and in the case of Israel I think the public perception is unfortunately part of the issue here and their failures can't just be explained from a musical/performance point of view.

Sim
2nd November 2014, 15:52
^^

I agree for a part, but I do think 2013 and 2014 messed it up in the live performace in Eurovision

A-lister
2nd November 2014, 17:06
^^

I agree for a part, but I do think 2013 and 2014 messed it up in the live performace in Eurovision

Still though, we had entries which already on song level were pure crap and still faired better.

Vocally both 2013 and 2014 were great, I don't see a problem there, so atleast the juries would on paper back them up if nothing else... now that didn't happen either.

If it weren't for the constant craps doing better, I'd say nothing, but failure after failure with certainly not the worst of the bunch is just odd to me...

But like I said, I'm not saying it's all because of politics, but it would be naive to suggest that politics aren't influencing this (and ESC in general), because it is.

Yoni
2nd November 2014, 18:00
Ewww happy birthday (the 2013 kdam entry, not 1999)

and also yaaass! been waiting for something like the Adi Biti hype user to happen sooner or later xheart (only you're about 2 years early for that).

revallsay
16th November 2014, 09:22
Israel confirmed to Esctoday:
Eurovision Israel: IBA confirms participation in Eurovision 2015 (http://esctoday.com/87812/israel-iba-confirms-participation-eurovision-2015/)

Sean
16th November 2014, 14:56
We already knew Israel were in

AshleyWright
1st December 2014, 12:37
Israel: Harel Skaat among the judges of national selection The Next Star (http://wiwibloggs.com/2014/12/01/israel-harel-skaat-judges-next-star/68322/)

ParadiseES
1st December 2014, 18:12
Israel: Harel Skaat to be a judge on Israeli selection http://www.escunited.com/home/israel...eli-selection/ (http://www.escunited.com/home/israel-harel-skaat-to-be-a-judge-on-israeli-selection/)

http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/risingstar.jpg (http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/risingstar.jpg) HaKokhav HaBa will be Israel’s 2015 selection show, and Harel Skaat will aid the process!
Israel are looking towards their last finalist to help them with their 2015 selection. Harel Skaat, who represented the East Mediterranean country in 2010 and finished 14th, will be a judge on HaKokhav HaBa, a singing competition which will select Israel’s artist for Vienna heavily modelled on elements of The Voice and The X Factor.

Skaat will be joined as a judge by Assaf Etedgi, Mookie and Keren Peles.
It is not currently known what date the Israeli artist will eventually be chosen but it is expected that the artist will be chosen first and then the song. As a result a national final will decide the artist for the first time since Kdam 2013.
Israel were represented in 2014 by Mei Finegold with “Same Heart”. Despite being an early fan favourite, Mei finished second last in the 2nd semi-final in Copenhagen and left Israel out of the Eurovision final for the fourth time in a row.

GWTW1939
1st December 2014, 21:45
"....a singing competition which will select Israel’s artist for Vienna heavily modelled on elements of The Voice and The X Factor."
:o

Some people here are not going to like this xscared

RainyWoods
1st December 2014, 22:14
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

A singing competition modelled heavily on The Voice and X Factor!? How dare they. I really cannot BARE these "find a voice first, write/force a song upon them later" shows. I like Kdam. I like artists to submit their own songs. This type of format just doesn't sit right with me, even if it has wielded successful results in the past (winners even).

Yoni
12th December 2014, 17:19
Well it's the first time such format is used for the Israeli song/singer.
Seeing how Keshet has long gone lost the credibility of making a decent reality show makes me worried and pessimistic towards our future entry, we'll seriously need a fluke in this contest to get something that I'd love to represent us this year. :/

escYOUnited
5th January 2015, 03:08
Israel: 45 artists still in with a chance! http://www.escunited.com/home/israel-45-artists-still-in-with-a-chance/

http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/israel.jpg (http://www.escunited.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/israel.jpg) Israel: 45 acts left to fight for survival in HaKokhav HaBa!
45 artists now remain in Israel’s race to find a singer. The casting stage of their national selection HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star) is now over and we are left with the lucky artists who achieved an approval rating of 70% or greater from the jury – including former entrant Harel Skaat (http://www.escunited.com/home/israel-harel-skaat-to-be-a-judge-on-israeli-selection/) –* and audience.
The next stage of the contest features an X Factor-like twist – artists will be led to believe they are simply rehearsing for the next stage of the competition when in fact a jury will be watching them and deciding whether they should progress or not. Only 15 artists will survive this round.
The 45 singers, bands and artists still left in the competition are;


Abraham Ratiga
Adir Edri
Alanya Landau
Albert Gregoryan
Almog Nashawi
Amichai Yosef Ben Avraham
Asher Amar
Asif Zilberman
Avia Shoshani
Aviv Levy
David Maman
Eva Al Knarsh
Evyatar Adir
Evyatar Ofri
Gal Hayk
Ground Heights
Ha’trempistim
Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Men
Jonathan Blank
Kalanit Maron
Liroz Blas
Matan Agami
Mor Boni
Nadav Gadag
Nava & Tehila Walker
Nir Klingel
Noam Farag
No Name Quartet
Noy Gover
Omer Carmeli
Omer Reuven
Orit Binsay
Random Dogs
Raz Shani
Rotem Shimlovich & Ariel Goldstein
Sarai Nachmias
Sa’ar ”Rusty” Davidov
Shai Sol
Sheina Reinberg
Shelly Farjon
Yagel Yahud
Yakir Chen
Yifi & Osher Aricha
Yochi Edwards
Zadok Garame




What do you think of Israel’s path to 2015? Let us know your thoughts on the selection in the comments section below or join the discussion on our forum!

pressman
5th January 2015, 19:01
"No Name Quartet" #originality

Carrie
5th January 2015, 19:16
My random winner guess is Raz Shani.

lollis
7th January 2015, 00:30
I think this girl will win for Israel - Sari Nahmias
I kinda like her


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2FqQiR7BSY

lollis
7th January 2015, 00:31
and her second audition -

http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=c17905c54bfba410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=4edda934900ca410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD

theCONWEL
7th January 2015, 00:48
lollis I quite like her, she's got a nice tone to her voice :D I'd hope if she was selected she'd have a very edgy song :)

lollis
7th January 2015, 01:04
lollis I quite like her, she's got a nice tone to her voice :D I'd hope if she was selected she'd have a very edgy song :)

Edgy song is exactly what she needs! let's hope they will chose her x12s

lowyby
7th January 2015, 07:55
What remarks did the juries make? Rooting for this girl she gives me major Lena vibes <3 she just needs a good song she"s ready for it

PamSwynford
12th January 2015, 16:16
5 more contestants advanced to the next stage:
Eva Al-Keneresh
Sa'ar "RASTI" Davidov
Nava Tehila Valker
Nadav Gedj
Tzadok Garame

ParadiseES
15th January 2015, 15:02
Israel: 16 Finalists announced for http://www.escunited.com/home/israel...announced-for/ (http://www.escunited.com/home/israel-16-finalists-announced-for/)

Israel is down to 16 Finalists in the*‘The Next Star” selection show and one of them is going to represent their country at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria this May.*
After a rather elaborate selection process, a panel of judges decided on the 16 candidates and the list can be found below.



Shoshani – Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=77a472637209a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=9731ff134819a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Asif Zilberman*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=1be8238f9fe2a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=fc5b19683af2a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Men*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=77a472637209a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=6281ff134819a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Lirose Balas*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=4efe8560efc6a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=75b90c73a8d6a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Yefi & Osher Aricha*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=5e10dfeffe77a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=a61cc4076887a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Random Dogs*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=5e10dfeffe77a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=40ccc4076887a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Tzadok Garame*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=53b5a417df25a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=bd8f5d3d2f35a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Eva Al Keneresh*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video?subChannelId=7c254ebfd494a410VgnVCM2000002a0 c10acRCRD&vcmid=2c556cca9894a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Nadav Guedj*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video?subChannelId=53b5a417df25a410VgnVCM2000002a0 c10acRCRD&vcmid=1a4d5d3d2f35a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Sa’ar “Rusty” Davidov*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video?subChannelId=1be8238f9fe2a410VgnVCM2000002a0 c10acRCRD&vcmid=6d6119683af2a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Nava Tehila Walker*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video?subChannelId=53b5a417df25a410VgnVCM2000002a0 c10acRCRD&vcmid=514b5d3d2f35a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Sari Nachmias*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=1be8238f9fe2a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=9e88076e1bf2a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Orit Biansey*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=4efe8560efc6a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=2b380c73a8d6a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Evyatar Adir*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=4efe8560efc6a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=0f880c73a8d6a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
David Maman*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=7c254ebfd494a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=f9a26cca9894a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)
Almog Nashawi*– Watch Video (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=1be8238f9fe2a410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=3fd419683af2a410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD)






It’s not over yet as we are now entering the elimination Stage. You can watch the Performances on Sunday and Elimination show on Tuesday by clicking on THIS (http://www.mako.co.il/mako-vod?partner=NavBarHP#/mako-vod-live-tv/VOD-6540b8dcb64fd31006.htm?sCh=5f25fed784b26310&pId=1713736275&suggestOpen=true)link. The conversation continues on our forum, all you have to do is click HERE (http://www.escunited.com/t11938-8/#post1364820)to join the fun.

Carrie
15th January 2015, 17:27
Raz didn't make it :(

lollis
3rd February 2015, 03:17
special Eurovision chapter!! AMAZING :D
very recommended

http://www.mako.co.il/mako-vod-keshet/the-next-star-s2#/mako-vod-keshet/the-next-star-s2/VOD-ad3a864d5402b41006.htm?sCh=32175acec73c9410&pId=957463908

Sammy
9th February 2015, 08:49
So these are the final four:
Avia Shoshani
Nadav Gedj
Sari Nachmias
Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Men

kengaIME
10th February 2015, 00:54
So these are the final four:
Avia Shoshani
Nadav Gedj
Sari Nachmias
Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Men

Who's the favorite to win?

Sean
13th February 2015, 13:56
Israel to decide artist on 17 February - ESCunited.comESCunited.com (http://www.escunited.com/home/israel-decide-artist-17-february/)

Odalis
13th February 2015, 14:22
Honestly all 4 finalists are...&@#$%&%@#*
I cannot see any of them making it to the final with ANY song.

Yoni
13th February 2015, 14:43
Who's the favorite to win?

Seems like it's Nadav.

It doesn't matter anyways, as the production team will use the jury to decide who they want to win.

toinou03
13th February 2015, 17:36
^
cool ! Nadav is born French ! :D

lollis
16th February 2015, 17:39
Sari is also one of the favorites.. and the best in my opinion
(although that if Nadav will win i'll be fine with it :D)

lollis
16th February 2015, 17:53
This is promo nomber 1 for the final
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152682658386728&set=vb.307123691727&type=2&theater

andddddd promo nomber 2
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152694350101728

:)

DiabloRoma
17th February 2015, 14:16
I think we're gonna know Israeli's contestant tonight...

lollis
17th February 2015, 14:50
yes! you can watch live tonight here
http://s.mako.co.il/1fDYHNQ

SRBIJA
17th February 2015, 18:39
Hoping for another great Israeli entry, I liked most of the stuff they have sent recently. :D

Yoni
17th February 2015, 18:43
I'm pretty much rooting for anyone who isn't Avia (with preference to Sari or even Nadav). :D

RainyWoods
17th February 2015, 19:27
Iki Levy & the Rasta Hebrew Men seem cool. They would add something different to this years contest.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiL-mj0KP5k

Edward
17th February 2015, 20:28
Only I am watching this here? Who's the girl presenting? Her face looks strangely familiar xthink

lollis
17th February 2015, 20:33
Only I am watching this here? Who's the girl presenting? Her face looks strangely familiar xthink

her name is Rotem Sela, and the other presentor is Asi Azar

Edward
17th February 2015, 20:36
Yeah, I informed myself meanwhile but I still have no idea why her face looks familiar to me xshrug

lollis
17th February 2015, 20:41
what a bad song Avia chose... but she still has another chance

Yoni
17th February 2015, 20:49
Go Sari/Nadav xcheer

Carrie
17th February 2015, 20:54
#TeamAria

Yoni
17th February 2015, 21:00
Nadav with a meh-ish performance, but that %! :O

toinou03
17th February 2015, 21:25
Stream is very good !
תכ*י? לצפייה ישירה | makoTV (http://www.mako.co.il/mako-vod?partner=NavBarHP#/mako-vod-live-tv/VOD-6540b8dcb64fd31006.htm?sCh=b5f4c13070733210&pId=1580104316)

What is happening ? What are the rules ?

toinou03
17th February 2015, 21:28
Rotem Sela has really ugly clothes ! :lol:

lollis
17th February 2015, 21:29
Stream is very good !
ת›*™? œצפ™™” ™ש™ר” | makoTV (http://www.mako.co.il/mako-vod?partner=NavBarHP#/mako-vod-live-tv/VOD-6540b8dcb64fd31006.htm?sCh=b5f4c13070733210&pId=1580104316)

What is happening ? What are the rules ?

Avia was eliminated.. now it's Sari, Nadav or the Rastas

kengaIME
17th February 2015, 21:29
Avia is out and Sari won the wilcard, right?

esc87fan
17th February 2015, 21:31
Avia is out and Sari won the wilcard, right?

That's correct, Sari was saved and Avia is eliminated

Yoni
17th February 2015, 21:38
Seems like Nadav is going to take this one easily, maybe a small chance for Sari

toinou03
17th February 2015, 21:46
I love the rastamen, but it would be really weird to have Bob Marley representing ::il ! :D

kengaIME
17th February 2015, 21:51
69% for the Rastas... I don't they're going to make it

Yoni
17th February 2015, 21:54
Unless Sari surprises I doubt they'll beat Nadav ^^

Romeo
17th February 2015, 22:00
I want a song like 2013 / 2014 both were amazing!

I still love my Moran Glasses lol

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B97EkNlIAAAihYD.jpg

lollis
17th February 2015, 22:04
SARI IS OUT :shock::evil:xcry

kengaIME
17th February 2015, 22:04
Her voice is not strong enough...

Yoni
17th February 2015, 22:05
So it's Nadav vs Rasta Hebrew Man

toinou03
17th February 2015, 22:08
the girl host really needs a new stylist. This one must be jalous of her beauty and tries to make her as ridiculous as possible ! :lol:

Edward
17th February 2015, 22:09
Israel ESC hopes die right here.

Terrible choice or terrible choice? I think sending the garage band would be more embarrassing.

From Mei to this... xdoh

lollis
17th February 2015, 22:10
nonono Nadav has to winxyaay

Iuris
17th February 2015, 22:10
Rasta Hebrew Man to Vienna! Israel should risk and send them...

kengaIME
17th February 2015, 22:13
I guess Nadav will probably be better than the Rasta Hebrew Man :rolleyes:

Yoni
17th February 2015, 22:16
It's official for Nadav. :D

kengaIME
17th February 2015, 22:16
Excellent song choice... I think he has it...

toinou03
17th February 2015, 22:16
Yeah ! Has Nadav won it all now ?

:D

Sammy
17th February 2015, 22:17
my webcast is broken. where can i listen to the songs?

esc87fan
17th February 2015, 22:19
Eurovision.tv has confirmed that Nadav has won

kengaIME
17th February 2015, 22:19
::il is going to be in trouble if he sings like that... :?

Charly
17th February 2015, 22:20
Yep Nadav has won ;) only 16 too :O

toinou03
17th February 2015, 22:21
When do you think we will know his song ?

lollis
17th February 2015, 22:24
can you imagine he's only 16?

Iuris
17th February 2015, 22:25
Yep Nadav has won ;) only 16 too :O

16? Really? Wow, I thought he was between 27-30. xrofl3

Yoni
17th February 2015, 22:27
When do you think we will know his song ?

in a matter of days it seems.

esc87fan
17th February 2015, 22:28
So that's 3 teenagers so far this year: Michele and Anita for San Marino, and now Nadav for Israel

Edward
17th February 2015, 22:28
16? :lol: No way. Late registry? I thought that only happened with certain football players.

Sammy
17th February 2015, 22:44
esctoday says, he's 18

MyHeartIsYours
17th February 2015, 22:47
He seems like a good choice for Israel! Cant wait for the song :D

lollis
17th February 2015, 22:56
inlove with him (http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/video-season2?subChannelId=9f2cc978e8c1b410VgnVCM2000002 a0c10acRCRD&vcmid=b8ff4661bf12b410VgnVCM2000002a0c10acRCRD) :mrgreen:

Charly
17th February 2015, 23:22
well eurovision.tv says he is 16 ;) :lol:

toinou03
17th February 2015, 23:41
He was born the 2/11/1998 in Paris

http://www.mako.co.il/tv-the-next-star/season2-team/Article-b523c0212b30b41006.htm

Scooby
18th February 2015, 00:00
Sending 16 years old kid on Eurovision is not that smart decision. But let's wait on song

GWTW1939
18th February 2015, 00:27
Sending 16 years old kid on Eurovision is not that smart decision. But let's wait on song

Well if he can sing live, has confidence in himself and knows how to navigate his way around a stage I don't see why not xshrug

Tolmachevy Sisters were 17 and they did just fine...age is just a number sometimes

Schlagerman1
18th February 2015, 00:29
^Age is nothing, Sandra Kim faked 16 while she was 13, and yet she looked like the most mature and secure performers in 1986 and won it all. Though the little I have heard of this guy, I am not sure what to expect. For the sake of semi 2, I certainly hope we get uptempos, but I feel I doubt it and feel a soulish ballad perhaps? :?

GWTW1939
18th February 2015, 00:36
^Age is nothing, Sandra Kim faked 16 while she was 13, and yet she looked like the most mature and secure performers in 1986 and won it all. Though the little I have heard of this guy, I am not sure what to expect. For the sake of semi 2, I certainly hope we get uptempos, but I feel I doubt it and feel a soulish ballad perhaps? :?

Exactly! And on the opposite side there was Molly from the UK last year. She was in her mid 20s yet she clearly looked nervous and stiff. Age is nothing!

And another ballad :? Boy its going to be a long show of ballads and mid tempos this year isn't it :lol:

GRE
18th February 2015, 01:06
And another ballad :? Boy its going to be a long show of ballads and mid tempos this year isn't it :lol:

Look at the top10 last year:
5 ballads, 3 mid-tempo, 1 up-tempo and Hungary.

Mlyn
18th February 2015, 01:48
Ok, too young .... still waiting for a #DILF

Sean
18th February 2015, 01:51
No way he's only 16 :lol:

RainyWoods
18th February 2015, 01:59
I'm sad the rastas weren't sent. I haven't heard Nadav sing yet (couldn't even find a video) but the prospect of a 16 year old boy isn't exactly filling me with hope and joy. I'm willing to be surprised though.

Mrm
18th February 2015, 02:03
I'm sad the rastas weren't sent. I haven't heard Nadav sing yet (couldn't even find a video) but the prospect of a 16 year old boy isn't exactly filling me with hope and joy. I'm willing to be surprised though.

And Sanmarinese entrants (age)?

RainyWoods
18th February 2015, 02:06
And Sanmarinese entrants (age)?

7 and 7 and a half, but what's that got to do with here?xwhat I'm not happy about San Marino this year and i've expressed it several times. In fact, my heart is broken this year by San Marino, and now you've just reminded me. I feel upset againxcry1

Mrm
18th February 2015, 02:10
7 and 7 and a half, but what's that got to do with here?xwhat I'm not happy about San Marino this year and i've expressed it several times. In fact, my heart is broken this year by San Marino, and now you've just reminded me. I feel upset againxcry1

I ask cause I didn't see your comment...never mind..

I'm also upset cause you don't like "Sing all over the World" from Norsk MGP 2015!!xbeeexsnootyxnaughty

Mrm
18th February 2015, 02:14
RainyWoods

I've just noticed you added Jo THE LEGEND Zette to your signature..

I forgive everything.. xlove xheart xbow

RainyWoods
18th February 2015, 02:21
Mrm I have not listened to "Sing All Over The World" yet, but I will do tomorrow. I'm very tired right now and it might cloud my judgement. I'll let you know what I think when I listen to it:p

Also, yes I have added Maltese superstar Jo Zette to my signature. Overtime it will be full to the brim with all my favourite icons. I will keep adding to it. Perhaps Bojana will even win a place on it one day?xlove

Mrm
18th February 2015, 02:23
Mrm I have not listened to "Sing All Over The World" yet, but I will do tomorrow. I'm very tired right now and it might cloud my judgement. I'll let you know what I think when I listen to it:p

Also, yes I have added Maltese superstar Jo Zette to my signature. Overtime it will be full to the brim with all my favourite icons. I will keep adding to it. Perhaps Bojana will even win a place on it one day?xlove

Jo Zette and Bojana are EPIC, they have to make duet! xlove

You should listen to "Sing all over the World" now, you miss a lot, you should find that last atom of strenght to listen that GEM! xlove

Israeliboy
18th February 2015, 14:47
Hello all and Shalom. back to the forums for Eurovision 2015. So happy about our choice, Nadav became my big favrotie in the last episodes of "The next star". Post a video of him and Omer Adam (an Israeli singer)...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLa7U8fLrb0

And some more live audio


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TagKsT0-_kY


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

theCONWEL
18th February 2015, 15:01
Nadav seems like a great singer with a lovely tone to his voice. I hope he has a great song to match :D I don't think his age is an issue, he seems quite mature.

Israeliboy
18th February 2015, 15:45
http://img.mako.co.il/2015/02/12/nadav_i.jpg

QwaarJet
18th February 2015, 15:52
http://img.mako.co.il/2015/02/12/nadav_i.jpg

I refuse to believe he is 16. He looks 35.

Israeliboy
18th February 2015, 15:54
I refuse to believe he is 16. He looks 35.

Yup he is ;) He was born on November 1998

QwaarJet
18th February 2015, 16:09
Yup he is ;) He was born on November 1998

I still refuse to believe it. He'll need to produce his birth certificate before I take him seriously as a teenager.

GWTW1939
18th February 2015, 16:16
:lol:

If nobody knew his legal age chances are half the fandom would already be searching the net for beach pictures showing skin :lol:

Yoni
18th February 2015, 18:09
Well, now it's time for someone to get him a proper song, hopefully not a ballad or something that involves straining his voice to the max..

Matt
18th February 2015, 19:00
This whole selection thing in Israel is so dumb IMO. The public has no say in the song selection. Seems like a waste of time.

GRE
18th February 2015, 19:37
This whole selection thing in Israel is so dumb IMO. The public has no say in the song selection. Seems like a waste of time.

What?
Jury selected him? :o

Matt
18th February 2015, 19:47
What?
Jury selected him? :o

I'm referring to the song.

arlekino
19th February 2015, 12:59
Poor boy. He looks 38.

Sean
19th February 2015, 13:01
Let's be realistic, he looks older than 16 but he definitely doesn't look like he's pushing 40...

RainyWoods
19th February 2015, 13:08
To me he looks no older than 24 maximum. I think it's just that most 16 year old boys put in front of us today are terribly pretty little dears, whereas Nadav here is already looking quite rugged and mature. This is actually a good thing as it means I won't be so embarrassed listening to him if he has a decent song:rolleyes:

arlekino
19th February 2015, 13:45
To me he looks no older than 24 maximum. I think it's just that most 16 year old boys put in front of us today are terribly pretty little dears, whereas Nadav here is already looking quite rugged and mature. This is actually a good thing as it means I won't be so embarrassed listening to him if he has a decent song:rolleyes:

Nope. I know a 34-years old guy who looks very much like him.

Sean
19th February 2015, 13:50
Nope. I know a 34-years old guy who looks very much like him.

That's just a young looking 34 year old then

arlekino
19th February 2015, 14:39
That's just a young looking 34 year old then

Nope again.

Israeliboy
19th February 2015, 15:06
And ppl tell me I look 30 even if I'm 24yo soon. Who cares? ;)

Israeliboy
19th February 2015, 15:38
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152703153456728

Funny one . . . the hosts of "Next star" sing "Diva" (including Dana International comment)

Yoni
19th February 2015, 19:29
The only good thing about this show ending is that we won't be seeing Assi Azar on TV (at least not for a few weeks), I swear he's the most annoying thing on TV. :lol:

Scooby
19th February 2015, 22:35
And ppl tell me I look 30 even if I'm 24yo soon.

People are lying :lol: