Israel’s Rising Star: 20 become 12!

Eurovision Guide 2019, News

20 artists become 12 as Israeli’s Rising Star hurtles towards the finish line next month. The 20 singers who had made it to this week’s episode of the Israeli singing competition did battle again with only twelve of them continuing on in the hopes of following in Netta’s footsteps and representing Israel at Eurovision when the host the Contest in May.Among the eight acts to get the boot were Naor Cohen, Nave Madmon, Nitay Twito, Liat Eliyahu, Naama Gali Cohen, Lior Chen, Shahaf and group Wanna Wanna.

Ten Acts qualified to the next stage automatically having won their battles. This included: Maya Buskila, Klara Sabag, Osher Bilon, Daniel Barzilay, Tay, Kobi Marimi, Ketreyah, Ofri Calfon, Danielle Mazuz and the act who received the highest score in the episode (95%) Shalva Band.

Two of the acts who lost their battles were given a second chance: Avraham de Carvalho and Shefita will return to fight another day.

The full list of the acts who made it through is below.

Israel’s Rising Star 2019 Finalists

Maya Buskila

Klara Sabag

Osher Bilon

Daniel Barzilay


Kobi Marimi


Ofri Calfon

Danielle Mazuz

The Shalva Band

Avraham de Carvalho


Israel’s Rising Star will return for a new episode next week when there will be another cull and we’ll get one step closer to crowning a winner.

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