Jerusalem, 30 January 2022
Israeli broadcaster KAN has revealed the finer details of their Eurovision selection haShir Shelanu L’Eurovizion. The four remaining acts of XFactor IL (Inbal Bibi, Michael Ben David, Eli Huli and Sapir Saban) will each perform two original songs on the preliminary round on Thursday 3 February.
Inbal Bibi will perform “ZAZA” and “Marionette”
Michael Ben David will perform “Don’t” and “I.M”
Eli Huli will perform “Blinded dreamers” and “Nostalgia”
Sapir Saban will perform “Head up” and “Breaking down my walls“
The first liveshow, broadcast on KAN, will feature the fab four performing both of their Eurovision songs. At the end of the show, one song from each will be eliminated.
The four remaining songs will then be performed on Saturday 5 February during Israeli XFactor, where one of them will be chosen to defend Israeli colours in Turin. The vote is a combination of a televote and an internet vote exclusive to Israeli citizens.
Israel have a good track record at the Eurovision Song contest, winning the crystal microphone four times (in 1978, 1979, 1998 and 2018). Israel also have a strong qualification track record, having reached the finale every year from 2015 onwards. Last year’s entrant, Eden Alene, finished 17th in Rotterdam with her song “Set me free“.