Israel: 45 acts proceed to the next stage of The Next Star

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The casting stage of The Next Star, the Israeli national selection, is now over. A total of 45 acts have qualified to the next stage by getting more than 70% of the votes by the crowd and jury. One of them will go on to represent Israel in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

In the next stage, each of the participants will go into a “rehearsal room”, where they believe they just rehearse for their next audition. However, the jury will be watching and listening to the rehearsal and decide if a specific act will go through to the next stage or not.

In order to qualify to the next stage, an act must get at least three votes (out of four) from the jury. 15 acts will participate in each show and only 5 will qualify from each show to the next stage. If there are more than 5 acts with at least three votes at the end of the program, the jury will have to decide which acts will not proceed to the next stage.

The 45 acts that will fight for 15 tickets to the next stage are:

  1. Abraham Ratiga
  2. Adir Edri
  3. Alanya Landau
  4. Albert Gregoryan
  5. Almog Nashawi
  6. Amichai Yosef Ben Avraham
  7. Asher Amar
  8. Asif Zilberman
  9. Avia Shoshani
  10. Aviv Levy
  11. David Maman
  12. Eva Al Knarsh
  13. Evyatar Adir
  14. Evyatar Ofri
  15. Gal Hayk
  16. Ground Heights
  17. Ha’trempistim
  18. Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Men
  19. Jonathan Blank
  20. Kalanit Maron
  21. Liroz Blas
  22. Matan Agami
  23. Mor Boni
  24. Nadav Gadag
  25. Nava & Tehila Walker
  26. Nir Klingel
  27. Noam Farag
  28. No Name Quartet
  29. Noy Gover
  30. Omer Carmeli
  31. Omer Reuven
  32. Orit Binsay
  33. Random Dogs
  34. Raz Shani
  35. Rotem Shimlovich & Ariel Goldstein
  36. Sarai Nachmias
  37. Sa’ar ”Rusty” Davidov
  38. Shai Sol
  39. Sheina Reinberg
  40. Shelly Farjon
  41. Yagel Yahud
  42. Yakir Chen
  43. Yifi & Osher Aricha
  44. Yochi Edwards
  45. Zadok Garame

Earlier this year it was decided that after an agreement with IBA, the Israeli broadcaster, the winner of the second season of The Next Star, known worldwide as Rising Star, produced by Keshet Productions and broadcasted on the Israeli Channel 2, will represent Israel in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Stay tuned to ESCToday.com for all updates regarding The Next Star and Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

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