We’re well and truly into the search for Israel’s representative at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, with the fifth show of the series taking place this evening!
With a total of 20 artists currently in the running to represent the nation at Eurovision 2018, tonight will see a further selection of candidates in The Next Star performing for the votes of the public and judges, hoping to qualify to the next stage of the competition.
Check out a sneak peek of one of tonight’s auditionees, set to compete for a place in the national selection!
בראשון: ליאת בנאי רוצה להגיע לאירווזיון, האם זה ייגמר בדיכאון או בניצחון?הכוכב הבא, ראשון ב-21:00, ערוץ 12
Geplaatst door הכוכב הבא op zaterdag 18 november 2017
How to watch
The Next Star 2018 will air this evening at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time) on the following channels:
- Keshet 12
- Live webcast via mako.co.il
Hosted by Assi Azar and Rotem Sela, tonight will see artists from across the country of Israel performing and auditioning for the place in the competition, with hopes of representing the nation at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Being judged and voted for by a combined public and jury vote, each of tonight’s acts will need to receive a total of 70% of the ‘Yes’ vote in order to proceed in the selection, with up to a potential 40% coming from the 4-member jury panel.
The judging members consist of the following:
- Static & Ben-El Tavori: Israeli musical pop group
- Keren Peles: Israeli singer-songwriter, poetess and a pianist
- Harel Skaat: Israel singer-songwriter; former representative at Eurovision 2010
- Assaf Amdursky: Israeli singer, songwriter and music producer
As we have seen in 2 previous shows, this year’s Next Star selection gives the 2 hosts the option to save a potential act from elimination if the artist fails to receive 70% of the ‘Yes’ vote, meaning that act will be given the chance to advance in the contest.