Israel’s Rising Star 2019/20 Season Kicks Off

Eurovision 2020, Eurovision Guide, News

The Israeli singing competition Israel’s Rising Star has aired four episodes to date sending 18 acts through to the next round. The show will once again serve as Israel’s process for choosing its singer for Eurovision in 2020. The show now in its seventh edition has proven popular and even resulted in a win for the nation with Netta in 2018.

Getting the season off to a great start was Ella-Lee Lahav who sang You Don’t Own Me, gaining a yes from all the judges and a whopping 96%, advancing to the next round along with composer of Israel’s Eurovision 2019 song ‘Home’ Ohad Shragai (88%), and Raviv Kaner (93%), Danielle Ben Efraim (72%) and Or Amrami Brockman (97%).

Audition 1 (20 November 2019)

Ella-Lee Lahav “You Don’t Own Me” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 96% Advanced
Ilor Bar “Power” No Yes Yes No Yes 67% Eliminated
Ohad Shragai “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
Noa Maman “Khayati” No Yes No Yes Yes 60% Eliminated
Raviv Kaner “Angels” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 93% Advanced
Danielle Ben Efraim “Neshima” No Yes Yes No Yes 72% Advanced
Or Amrami-Brockman “Ma ata rotse mimeni” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 97% Advanced

The second episode saw a further four acts join the ranks of those advancing to the second round and included Eden Alene (87%), Lali Kolishkin (95%), Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club (79%) and Loai Ali (79%).

Audition 2 (23 November 2019)

Eden Alene “Alive” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 87% Advanced
Yanai Ben Hamo “Yesh en sof” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
Lee Eller “Sheva ba’erev” No Yes Yes No Yes 63% Eliminated
Lali Kolishkin “Stay” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 95% Advanced
Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club “Hilton Tel Aviv” / “Yamim yafim” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 79% Advanced
Adam Lahav “Crazy in Love” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 67% Eliminated
Loai Ali “Tslil meitar” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 79% Advanced

Last week’s episodes added Ido Kolton (72%), Dana Lapidot (88%), Gaia Shaki (87%), Yohai Tzarfati (71%), Nathan Quatorze (88%), Omer Eliyahu (83%) and Dorel Saadon (95%) to the mix. While Yuval Beider Peretz only received 67%, the hosts used the first of their saves to send him through to the next round as well.

Audition 3 (24 November 2019)

Ido Kolton “Rise Up” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 72% Advanced
Ram Naim “Tafast li makom” No No No No Yes 41% Eliminated
Dana Lapidot “All by Myself” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced

Audition 4 (27 November 2019)

Gaia Shaki “Set Fire to the Rain” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 87% Advanced
Gafna Rachel Pinto “Listen” Yes Yes No No Yes 69% Eliminated
Yohai Tzarfati “Mitga’aga’at” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 71% Advanced
Nathan Quatorze “It Will Rain” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
Yuval Beider-Peretz “Hakol ad lekan” Yes Yes No Yes No 67% Saved
Omer Eliyahu “Rak shelach” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 83% Advanced
David Sodi “Halev sheli” No No No No Yes 28% Eliminated
Galit Fahima “Oolai hapa’am” Yes Yes No No Yes 49% Eliminated
Dorel Saadon “Someone You Loved” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 95% Advanced

Israel’s Rising Star continues with three episodes weekly on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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