Hovi Star to represent Israel in Stockholm

Hovi Star Ronen Akerman
Jerusalem, Israel

Singer Hovi Star beat three other acts participating in the final of Rising Star, and will represent Israel in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with the song Made Of Stars. The final was broadcast live from Jerusalem. 

The results 

The winner tonight was determined solely by the public in Israel by a vote conducted through a mobile app.

  1. Hovi Star - Made Of Stars 
  2. Nofar Salman - Made Of Stars 
  3. Ella Daniel - Somebody Out There
  4. Gil Hadash - Follow The Sun

Following success of Israel in last year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song Golden Boy, which saw Israel qualify for the Grand Final for the first time since 2010, Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) decided to collaborate again with Rising Star, the original talent format of Tedy Productions and Keshet Broadcasting.

The participants 

Hovi Star Ronen Akerman
Nofar Salman Ronen Akerman
Gil Hadash Ronen Akerman
Ella Daniel Ronen Akerman

Israel will compete in the first half of the second Semi-Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest on 12th May.

Who was your favourite tonight? Tell us in the comments below!


Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede hosted the two Semi-Finals and Grand Final in 2016.

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