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Ella, Hovi, Nofar and Gil, the finalists of Israel's Rising Star
Ella, Hovi, Nofar and Gil, the finalists of Israel's Rising Star
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Tonight: national final in Israel

After the success of Israel in last year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song Golden Boy, Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) decided to collaborate again with Rising Star, the original talent format of Tedy production and Keshet broadcasting. Tonight, during the final, the four finalists will compete for the ticket to Stockholm and the winner will represent Israel in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest!

The final will take place in Jerusalem tonight, Thursday the 3rd of March at 20:00 CET

The finalists are, in alphabetical order (composers in brackets):

  • Ella Daniel - Somebody Out There (David Maman and Philip Halloun)
  • Gil Hadash - Follow The Sun (Stav Beger and Tom Gefen)
  • Hovi Star - Made Of Stars (Doron Medalie)
  • Nofar Salman - Made Of Stars (Doron Medalie)

The winner will be determined 100% by a public vote conducted through a mobile app only.

Listen to the songs!

Ella Daniel with Somebody Out There

Gil Hadash with Follow The Sun

Hovi Star with Made Of Stars

Nofar Salman with Made Of Stars

Do you have a favourite song? Who would you like to represent Israel in Stockholm? Tell us in the comments below!

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