Imri Ziv who represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest was one of the five members of the Israeli jury at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
KAN has revealed the five members of their jury for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Each nation was represented by a jury formed of three music industry professionals and two children aged between 9 and 14 years. The Israeli jury gave 8 points to Ukraine, 10 points to Malta and 12 points to Georgia.
The adult jury members were:
- Aya Korem – Pop/rock singer and songwriter
- Avi Greinik – Singer
- Imri Ziv – Represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with “I Feel Alive”
The members of the jury between the ages of 9 and 14 years were:
- Michaela Sher – Participated in the Israeli selection process for Junior Eurovision 2018
- Eviatar Leket
Israel was represented by Noam Dadon and the song “Children Like These”, they finished 14th with 81 points. Israel was 13th with the juries on 34 points and ended 11th in the online vote scoring 47 points.
Who is Noam Dadon?
Thirteen-year-old Noam Dadon was born on 20th June 2005 in Jerusalem, Israel. Noam has been performing since he was young, making many TV appearances in his career, including the Junior Eurovision Israeli national final, which took place at the beginning of September. Alongside singing, Noam uploads performance videos onto his YouTube channel.
In September, Noam and five other artists took to the stage at the Russel Theatre in Ramat Gan, performing for their chance to represent their country. In the end, Noam was crowned victorious by the jury panel, made up of former Eurovision stars.
Israel has previously taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions. On their debut in 2012, Kids.il came eighth with “Let the Music Win”. Israel then withdrew from the 2013 contest and did not return until 2016. On their return, the country was represented by Shir & Tim with “Follow My Heart”. The duo finished in fifteenth place.