Next up on our dream team is a country who thankfully saw a reversal of recent fortune in 2015 – Vienna would not have been the same without the parties and celebrations sparked by Nadav Guedj’s “Golden Boy”! Will Israel keep this party spirit going in 2016, or will we see another change in direction? Let’s see who you wanted next year…
In fact, it’s another woman in this year’s female-dominated dream team, as Marina Maximilian Blumin is our readers’ favourite act from Israel. The Ukraine-born singer was top pick for the Israeli radio station initially responsible for picking the country’s 2015 performer, but she turned down the offer. Perhaps after a successful year for the Middle Eastern nation, she may be tempted to take up the offer this time?
Second place was a mixed tie between various eclectic artists, including two-time entrant Dana International, Marina’s fellow Kokhav Nolad entrant Chen Aharoni and alternative performers Kokoro and The Young Professionals.
The full suggestions for Israel (draws in random order);
Marina Maximilian Blumin, Dana International, Chen Aharoni, Kokoro, The Young Professionals, Yael Naim, Offer Nissim, Sari Nachmias, Mei Finegold, Shiri Maimon, Aderet, Ron Weinreich, Zhanna Wilde, Acollective, Ninet Tayeb, Roni Dalumi, Asaf Avidan
The ESC United Dream Team so far (22);
- Turkey – Gülşen
- Armenia – Lilit Hovhannisyan
- Czech Republic – Lenka Dusilová and Baromantika
- San Marino – Valentina Monetta
- Latvia – MNTHA
- Belarus – Elena Sinyavskaya
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Dubioza Kolektiv
- Slovakia – Celeste Buckingham
- Italy – Marzia Gaggioli
- United Kingdom – Ella Henderson
- Sweden – Alcazar
- Slovenia – Nika Zorjan
- Moldova – Doinița Gherman
- Serbia – Jelena Karleuša
- Germany – Helene Fischer
- Ireland – Hozier
- Australia – Samantha Jade
- Macedonia – Kaliopi
- Hungary – Passed
- Denmark – Carpark North
- Albania – Lindita Halimi
- Israel – Marina Maximilian Blumin
Next time we revisit the dream team we’ll find out your ideal winner of Estonia’s Eesti Laul!
Is Marina Maximilian Blumin the ideal Israeli singer or do you want someone else? Share your thoughts below or join the discussion on our forum!