2018 Breaking News Israel Latest News Israel: What happened in HaKokhav HaBa? By Sean Tarbuck Posted on January 23, 2018 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Last night saw the next round of Israel’s HaKokhav HaBa take place, with another act eliminated from the selection and with just nine artists left in the competition. The ten remaining contestants were paired into duels based around themes; the first duel saw two each of the contestants team up as duos, the second duel saw two of the contestants perform songs from their idols, the third duel saw the artists who had previously stuck to ballads perform uptempo songs, and in the fourth duel the artists performed in front of their relatives. The four duels went as follows; Chen Aharoni & Jonathan Mergui (92%) beat Adva Omer & Eden Meiri (66%) Riki Ben Ari (64%) beat José Steinberg (53%) Ravit Batashvili (74%) beat Shay & Gilad (36%) Netta Barzilai (79%) beat Howie Danao (69%) The judges then saved Adva Omer, Eden Meiri and Howie Danao, leaving José Steinberg and Shay & Gilad to battle for the last remaining spot in the next round. In this battle, Steinberg (82%) won meaning that Shay & Gilad (28%) were eliminated. #YOU can catch up with last night’s performances HERE. HaKokhav HaBa continues on Sunday 28th January with the sixth heat of the competition. Who do #YOU want to see perform for Israel in May? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below and on social media!