Israel: National selection on 3 March!

Four finalists will compete for the chance to represent Israel in Stockholm

The logo of Rising Star 2016 Keshet Broadcasting
Jerusalem, Israel

Israel will hold its national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest at 20:00 CET on 3rd March. Following the success of Golden Boy last year, Israeli broadcaster IBA has confirmed that it's entrant for 2016 will also be chosen from the talent competition, הכוכב הבא (Rising Star).

The finalists

  • Hovi Star - Made Of Stars - music and lyrics by Doron Medalie
  • Nofar Salman - Made Of Stars - music and lyrics by Doron Medalie (same song, different arrangement)
  • Gil Hadash - Follow The Sun - music and lyrics by Stav Beger and Tom Gefen
  • Ela Daniel - Somebody Out There - music and lyrics by David Maman and Philip Hyon.
Hovi Star Ronen Akerman
Nofar Salman Ronen Akerman
Gil Hadash Ronen Akerman
Ella Daniel Ronen Akerman
Israel finished 9th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song Golden Boy, performed by Nadav Guedj. This was the first time that Israel qualified to the Grand Final since 2010.
Israel will take part in the second second Semi-Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest to be held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday 12th May. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 14th May.


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