Tonight, it was Israel’s turn to decide their choice for Vienna through their national selection, Rising Star. Four acts participated in the final, and the first round of voting consisted of two duels which were as follows (winners in bold):
- Iki Levy and The Rasta Hebrew Men
- Avia Shoshani
- Nadav Guedj
- Sary Nachmias
The results of these duels was decided by the viewers through app voting and by a celebrity jury panel.
Then, the jury panel selected Sary to progress to the final battle, and after the same method of voting as before, Nadav was selected as the winner in this final round.
The song Nadav will sing at Eurovision will be announced in due course.
Israel will compete in the second semi-final on Thursday 21st May and will compete in the 2nd half of that semi-final.