The third act has been selected to go through to the final of HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion, as the competition enters its final phases.
The third semi-final of HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion took place last night, with Ketreyah qualifying to join Shalva Band and Maya Buskila in the final. One more artist will also qualify in the next show.
The results of last night’s show are as follows:
- Ketreyah (92%)
- Avraham de Carvalho (89%)
- Shefita (65%)
- Daniel Barzilai (50%)
It was also announced that Kobi Merimi and Osher Biton had been given a second chance, and so we will see the pair compete on Thursday.
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.