Four contestants are left in the final of Israel’s Eurovision 2018 selection The Next Star.
After an extensive search, HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion or The Next Star for Eurovision is all set to reach its climax: tonight, the winner of the competition will be crowned and we will know which artist is going to represent Israel in Lisbon, Portugal!
One breath away from the end
Broadcasters IPBC (Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation) and Keshet in collaboration with Tedy Productions will certainly create an entertaining show for the public.
The Next Star is hosted by Assi Azar and Rotem Sela.
The professional jury consists of singer-songwriter and producer Assaf Amdursky, pop group Static & Ben-El Tavori, singer-songwriter and pianist Keren Peles and Israel’s Eurovision 2010 representative, artist Harel Skaat.
How to watch
The Next Star 2018 final 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 four finalists
Israel’s fantastic four and potential Next Stars are:
- Chen Aharoni
- Netta Barzilai
- Riki Ben Ari
- Jonathan Mergui
One of these hopefuls will be the lucky winner of The Next Star 2018, thus earning the right to represent Israel at Eurovision 2018.
All finalists are of course very excited and happy to have reached the final stage of the competition. You may watch reactions by them and their families here (in Hebrew):
The winner of The Next Star 2018 will be determined by the professional jury and the public vote. The song that the ultimate winner will perform on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon will be internally selected and presented in due course.
Fore more information you can visit the official website of the show.
Israel at Eurovision 2017
Last year’s national selection The Next Star 2017 was won by IMRI (Imri Ziv), who subsequently represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. With his up-tempo entry I feel alive he eventually placed 23rd with 39 points in the Grand Final.