The names of four reported jurors for Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have been leaked in the Israeli press.
Walla has reported the names of four persons that it states will be on the jury for Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The names of jurors should not be revealed by any of the competing broadcasters, until the European Broadcasting Union publishes the full list of jurors ahead of the competition.
The four names that Walla state have been selected by KAN to be the Israeli jury in Tel Aviv are:
- Shlomit Aharon – Singer
- Dikla – Singer
- Avi Ohayon – Songwriter
- Doron Talmon – Singer
The final member of the Israeli jury has not been reported by Walla. KAN the Israeli national broadcaster, has stated that it will neither confirm or deny the list is correct. Urging Walla to wait until the official list is revealed by the EBU.
In previous years jury members have been removed prior to the contest for expressing their views on competing songs. In 2017 Per Sundnes was removed from the Norwegian jury, having featured on the nations preview show. He had through his appearance on the show already expressed his views on a number of songs. After a complaint was lodged by the Irish and UK delegations, he was removed from the jury.