After a marathon run in the competition’s fifth year, Israel’s artist on home soil has been decided – it’s Kobi Marimi to Tel Aviv!

The 27-year-old singer from Ramat Gan, a city close to this year’s host city, won the Israeli selection process HaKokhav HaBa this evening and will therefore represent Israel in 2019.

נראה שקובי מרימי רק מתחיל לפתוח מבערים 😱

Posted by ‎הכוכב הבא‎ on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tonight’s final saw the four remaining contestants perform once more, with Marimi performing The Beatles’ “Let It Be” and Bon Jovi’s “Always” and beating competition from Maya Buskila, Shefita and Ketreyah. Marimi is also notable as he had previously been eliminated from HaKokhav HaBa before being voted back in to the competition.

Kobi will qualify for the final of the contest on May 18th, with his song expected to be confirmed and announced on March 10th.

#YOU can watch the performances from the show, including those of Kobi Marimi, right HERE.

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One Comment

  1. gili

    February 14, 2019 at 15:29

    amazing singer and personality!!!!

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