Israel’s Rising Star Sees 67 Acts through to the Next Round!

For the past few weeks, Israel have been holding auditions to see who will defend the Eurovision crown in 2019. Hoping to follow in Netta’s footsteps, 105 singers have faced the judging panel consisting of Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Shiri Maimon, Harel Skaat and Static & Ben-El Tavori. 59 contestants received over 70% and advanced to the next phase of the competition, while the hosts used their veto to add another nine to that list. On 2 January one of the qualified singers Elkana Marziano announced that they would withdraw from the Contest.
Israel’s Rising Star commenced on 24 November 2018 and will conclude at the end of January. All shows in the competition will be broadcast on Channel 2 and Keshet 12 as well as online via Here is a full list of the contestants who have advanced to the next round (in order of their % score).

Israel’s Rising Star Contestants 2019

Or Ben Atar
Ofri Kalfon
Eliyah Gabai
Kobi Marimi
Nitai Twito
Shalva Band
Limor Oved
Niv Yanko
Daniel Mazuz
Sarah Moshaioff
Shachar Adawi
Avraham de Carvalho
Lior Chen
Daniel Barzilai
Liat Eliyahu
Nave Madmon
Noa Klein
Osher Davidian
Noe Sassover
Tchelet Perlmutter
Osher Biton
Naor Cohen
Ihab Atila
Eti Bitton
Ayala Eligula
Natalie Wamba Barry
Nadav Phillips
Maya Bouskilla
Roy Sandler
Ariella Siman Tov
Clara Sabag
Amit Sadeh
Tali Rabinovich
Bar Cohen
Judith Hasin
Ilay Chapman
Rotem Chen
Avi Ashur
Barry Brown
Eden Vered Meri
Zohar Garala
Elkana Marziano
Yagel Yadai
Alik Manshirov
Naama Gali Cohen
Gilad Tentzer
Avigal Riff Cohen
Mazal Kav
Shira Givoni
Asaf Mesilati
Tomer Raz
Gal Binyamin
Ido Dankner
Wanna Wanna
Nathaniel & Yarden Barzilai
Los Caparos

Saved by the Hosts

Marie Ben Haim
Frida Uziel
Julia Grinitz
Yuval Shauli
Romi Azar
Zohar Shechtman
Tal Versano
Ofek Adanek

It is expected that the show will move to the heat rounds of the competition in the next few weeks which will see the number of contestants fall drastically. Once the winner has been selected, an additional three programs will be broadcast on KAN to determine the song choice for Israel at Eurovision 2019.


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