Israel’s Rising Star 2019/20 Season Kicks Off

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. Continue reading

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

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

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

Tel Aviv is Eurovision 2019 Host City!

To Tel Aviv! After much back and forth, speculation and rumour, the announcement that Tel Aviv will be the host nation for Eurovision 2019 was made official today. The LGBT-friendly, liberal, coastal metropolis had been in direct competition with the Israeli capital and two time Eurovision hosts Jerusalem. Continue reading

Netta Barzilai Unveils ‘Toy’ for Eurovision 2018!

Netta Barzilai won Israel’s Rising Star last month, giving her the right to represent the nation at Eurovision 2018. The contest was however not responsible for choosing the song she would sing in Lisbon in May, and we’ve had to wait until now to hear the song for the first time. Check out ‘Toy’ below:
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