Last night saw Israel kick off their Eurovision 2017 search for a representative with the third edition of Israel’s Rising Star. This is the first of ten episodes in which the all star judging panel chose seven acts to advance to the next stage. Read on to find out who made it through.
In order to make it through to the next stage singers had to impress both the judging panel and the audience at home by achieving a combined score of 70% or more.
Among the qualifying acts from this episode is our early favourite and Eurovision 2015 and 2016 backing singer Imri Ziv.
Acts advancing to next round of Israel’s Rising Star:
Diana Golbi (95%)
Imri Ziv (93%)
Beatbox Element (91%)
Judy Layne (81%)
Lee Sabach (79%)
Hallelujah “Halli” Lewis (77%)
Israel’s Rising Star will return for its second episode tonight from 8pm CET.