Ten artists have become nine left in the competition after the fifth heat of HaKokhav Haba L’Eurovizion 2020.
The fifth heat of HaKokhav Haba L’Eurovizion 2020 has taken place this evening in Israel, with ten artists being whittled down to nine. The heat saw the average scores being awarded fall considerably compared to recent episodes. The results of the heat were as follows:
- Eden Alene – 79% – Saved
- Raviv Kaner – 85% – Advanced
- Ohad Shragai – 73% – Saved
- Lali Kolishkin – 80% – Advanced
- Ella-Lee Lahav – 59% – Saved
- Gaya Shaki – 83% – Advanced
- Eden Zohar Sivan – 44% – Eliminated
- Or Amrami-Brockman – 61% – Advanced
- Loai Ali – 61% – Saved
- Moran Aharoni – 65% – Advanced
Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Shiri Maimon (Israel 2005) and Static & Ben-El Tavori all return as judges. Harel Skaat (Israel 2010) has left the show and will be replaced by Mizrahi singer Itay Levy.
KAN, the Israeli national broadcaster, has also opted to organise a specific show to select the song that the Israeli representative at Eurovision 2020 will sing. This will be the first time since 2016 that the Israeli public will be able to select their entry for the contest. The creation of the show comes after criticism of the current internal selection process.
HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion has been used to select the Israeli representative for Eurovision since 2015. It has resulted in Israel appearing in the final every year since, including winning the contest in 2018.