The Israeli hopefuls for Eurovision 2016 were revealed today on IBA’s Radio Reshet Gimel. The final of Rising Star 2016 will take place on Thursday, 3 March, where the Israeli public will decide which out of these four will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Two of the participants (Hovi and Nofar) will sing the same song, written by Doron Medalie (who also wrote Israel’s entry for Eurovision 2015, Golden boy), but in different arrangements).
The songs were chosen out of more than 100 entries of 80 different authors that were submitted to the professional committee made of members of IBA, Keshet Broadcasting (which broadcasts Rising Star) and the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation.
These are the Israeli finalists:
Ella Daniel – Somebody out there (David Maman, Phillip Hayun)
Gil Hadash – Follow the sun (Stav Beger, Tom Gefen)
Hovi Star – Made of stars (Doron Medalie)
Nofar Salman – Made of stars (Doron Medalie)