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Israel: Kobi Marimi wins HaKokhav HaBa 2019!

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 …

Israeli Culture Minister writes to EBU to reconsider rehearsal times

Israel’s Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev wrote to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today asking that they reconsider the rehearsal time line before the Grand Final, so that Israel’s potential contestants could both participate in and observe Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, at the same time. Per EBU rules, the final rehearsal before the Grand Final must be …

TONIGHT: Five shows to be held across Europe

We hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the next few weekends, as things are about to get busy across the continent (and beyond), as the nations of Eurovision 2019 begin to pick and choose their entrants for Tel Aviv. Tonight, no less than four countries will hold selection shows, with three of these continuing their journey as one more begins …

Israel: Netta Barzilai wins HaKokhav HaBa!

After months and months of auditions, preparation, elimination shows, duels and performances, we finally have our name for Israel in 2018! Netta Barzilai has just been crowned as the winner of HaKokhav HaBa! The performer wowed audiences and the judges in The Next Star with her unique uses of sampling, beatbox and live looping of her voice, although it is …

Israel: Who are the semi-finalists?

Israel continued their search for the next Eurovision star this week as two more shows of HaKokhav HaBa took place. The competition is now reaching its crucial final stages with the eight remaining acts becoming six after the latest shows. Once again the assembled panel of Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Harel Ska’at and Static & Ben-El Tavori presided over the …

Israel: What happened in HaKokhav HaBa?

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 …

Israel: The final ten have been revealed!

Another episode of the long-running 2017/18 season of HaKokhav HaBa has aired, and we now know the final ten participants for Israel’s selection! Tonight’s elimination round saw the remaining six acts who did not perform last week take to the stage once more in duels, with the three who did not immediately qualify placed into a second elimination round to …

Israel: Five acts qualify on dramatic evening

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 …

TONIGHT: Israel continue their search for The Next Star

Fancy unwinding on a gloomy Sunday evening in January to another Eurovision show? Well fear not, as Israel have #YOU covered. Tonight, the Middle Eastern nation’s HaKokhav HaBa continues the search for the next Eurovision sensation, with twelve acts taking part in tonight’s first half of Heat 3. The acts left in the competition are; Rinat Bar Riki Ben Ari …

Israel: 12 artists advance to next round

HaKokhav HaBa rumbles on over in Israel, and following the second round of duels culminating this evening, ten acts have progressed into the next round of the competition, alongside two previously eliminated artists that were saved! Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Harel Ska’at, Static & Ben El-Tavori alongside guest judge Ninet Tayeb presided over the show once more and helped to …

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