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TONIGHT: Armenia, Israel reveal entries

Tonight will be one of the last days that countries can reveal entries so they are coming in thick and fast now! We’ll get to hear two more songs today despite knowing the artists and song titles for a while… Armenia – Genealogy – Don’t Deny reveal (18:30 CET) The Armenian Eurovision project, in which members of the Armenian diaspora …

Israel: “Golden Boy” released on March 12th

Israel’s entry for Eurovision 2015, “Golden Boy” by Nadav Guedj, will be released on March 12th at 20:00 CET, it has been confirmed. The singer won the right to represent Israel by emerging triumphant in the country’s search for “The Next Star”, HaKokhav HaBa. Nadav, who is 16, will sing for the Middle Eastern country in the second semi-final on …

Nadav Guedj to Vienna for Israel

  HaKokhav HaBa (“The Next Star”) is over and we have a winner. The competition, which started 9 December 2014, came to a close and sixteen year old Nadav Guedi finished first. That means he is going to represent Israel at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. Broadcaster IBA tried a different approach after years of bad results. …

TONIGHT: Israel picks The Next Star

Tonight sees another exciting event in the Eurovision calendar! It will be Israel’s turn to step into the spotlight as the final of HaKokhav HaBa decides the Middle Eastern state’s representative in 2015. Four finalists remain and all of them are desperate to grab the Israeli golden ticket to Vienna, but only one can win. Sari Nachmias, Avia Shoshani, Nadav …

Israel to decide artist on 17 February

Israeli national broadcaster IBA has confirmed that the winner of HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star) will be the Middle Eastern state’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The final of the singing competition is set to take place on 17th February in Jerusalem and four acts currently remain in the competition. The last four artists left who will be …

Israel: 45 artists still in with a chance!

45 artists now remain in Israel’s race to find a singer. The casting stage of their national selection HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star) is now over and we are left with the lucky artists who achieved an approval rating of 70% or greater from the jury – including former entrant Harel Skaat –  and audience. The next stage of the …

Israel changes selection format

Today several Israeli media reported about a change of format in the Israeli preselection. Previously the radio station 88 FM was appointed by the IBA to select an artist internally – after shortlisting Marina Maximilian, Ester Rada and Asaf Avidan and approaching them, all three declined the offer. As a result of that, a new selection method was chosen. The …

Big names for Israel in 2015?

Despite the relaunch of the IBA in the upcoming year, Israel is willing to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. However, financial problems might still be an obstacle to entering the competition in May. Yona Wiesenthal, the Director General of the IBA, pointed out that negotiations with the EBU regarding the reduction of the participation fee are still ongoing. Even …

Israel: IBA to shut down & re-open in March

We previously reported about the uncertain future of Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. What brought it about was the fact that the Israel Broadcasting Authority has been facing severe financial and image problems. The Knesset, the parliament of Israel, has been discussing the potential shutdown of the public broadcaster for quite a while now. Yesterday a final decision regarding …

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