It has been a long haul, indeed. Tonight and tomorrow, The Next Star, the Israeli national selection, enters a decisive phase. Nine remaining artists are still competing to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
First, they selected 70 artists. Then 20. Then 10. Now it is down to nine. On Sunday 28 January, Israel will enter a decisive phase in The Next Star, the Israeli national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
How to watch
The Next Star 2018 is going to air this evening at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time) on the following channels:
- Keshet 12
- Live webcast via mako.co.il
The next show will air on Monday 29 January at 20:00 CET (21:00 local time).
The nine remaining artists
- Netta Barzilai
- Jonathan Mergui
- Chen Aharoni
- Eden Meiri
- Adva Omer
- Riki Ben Ari
- Ravit Batashvili
- Jose Steinberg
- Howie Danao
The 4 judges of the Israeli 2018 national selection are:
- 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