Ofri Calfon and Tai Eliminated from Israel’s Rising Star!

Israel continued with their Rising Star competition this week with two more shows. In the latest episode, two acts have been given the boot and two acts have progressed to the final. Continue reading

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Netta Releases New Track ‘Bassa Sababa’!


The reigning Eurovision champ Netta Barzilai has released a new single and accompanying music video this morning. The song is entitled ‘Bassa Sababa’ and instead of featuring chicken noises (like her Eurovision track ‘Toy’), it features noises by rhinoceroses. Continue reading

Daniel Mazuz Eliminated from Israel’s Rising Star!

Israel continue their Rising Star competition, the show to select their artist to defend their Eurovision crown. Eleven became ten when Osher Biton became the latest act to be eliminated from the show. Continue reading

Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal to Host Eurovision 2019

Today Israeli broadcaster KAN have revealed that Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal will be your hosts for the duration of Eurovision 2019. They will host the main shows including the two semi finals on 14 and 16 May, as well as the Grand Final on 18 May. Continue reading

Osher Biton Eliminated from Israel’s Rising Star!

Israel continue their Rising Star competition, the show to select their artist to defend their Eurovision crown. Eleven became ten when Osher Biton became the latest act to be eliminated from the show. Continue reading

Klara Sabag Eliminated From Israel’s Rising Star!

The top 12 from Israel’s Rising Star battled each other in duels in the latest episode of the show with one unlucky singer: Klara Sabag becoming the latest to be given the boot. Continue reading

Israel’s Rising Star: 20 become 12!

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Set Designs for Eurovision 2019 Revealed!

Florian Weider is back at the helm to oversee the design of the Eurovision 2019 stage. The German has been responsible for some of the best set designs in Eurovision’s recent history including the 2018, 2015 and 2012 designs. Continue reading