Kobi Marimi has become the latest artist to be eliminated from HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion 2019, with eight singer left in the competition.
Eight singers are left in the running to represent Israel at Eurovision 2019, following the latest show. Kobi Marimi has become the latest singer to be eliminated from the competition having scored 44% during his performance, this was 10% less than Shefita.
The results of the latest show were as follows:
- Kobi Marimi (44%) – Eliminated
- Ketreyah (95%)
- Ofri Calfon (71%)
- Shefita (54%)
- Tai (69%)
- Daniel Barzilai (59%)
- Maya Buskila (77%)
- Shalva Band (91%)
- Avraham de Carvalho (56%)
Israel debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973, and were represented by Ilanit who finished in 4th place with the song “Ey Sham”. Their first victory came in 1978 with Izar Cohen and the Alphabeta. Israel won again the following year with Gali Atari & Milk and Honey. Israel’s third victory came in 1998 when Dana International performed “Diva” in Birmingham, beating Malta to victory in a tense voting sequence. Israel struggled in the contest during the early-2010s, failing to qualify for the final from 2011-2014. However since the HaKokhav HaBa selection process was introduced in 2015 Israel has seen its fortunes turned around. In 2018 Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Toy”, the song has gone on to be the most viewed Eurovision entry of all time on YouTube.