In a live broadcast held tonight, Israel has selected the song “Same Heart” (music and lyrics by Rami Talmid) to represent the country in Copenhagen. The selection process consisted of 100% televoting this year.  The Israeli public had 6 days to televote for their favorite entry out of the 3 that were presented; 10 votes per a phone device.

Lyricist and composer of Same Heart, Rami Talmid
Lyricist and composer of Same Heart, Rami Talmid

These 6 days were not drama free at all. the composers/lyricists of “Nisheret Iti” (staying with me) ganged up against the winning song “Same Heart” and threatened to take legal actions claiming it doesn’t consist the right percentage of the Hebrew language which the committee had requested . IBA did not disqualify “Same Heart” the Israeli public showed their support for a song mostly sang in English.

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Results:

Same heart 55%
Nish’eret Iti 40%
Be Proud 5%

On 11 January 2014, IBA announced that Mei Finegold  was selected as the Israeli representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Israel will compete in the second semi-final on 8 May 2014 for a place in the final on 10 May 2014

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