Live: Israel decides for Eurovision 2008

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Tonight, voting ends in Israel and in a special show, Israel's decision will be announced. Boaz Mauda, the current Pop Idol winner will represent the country.

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The show starts with Boaz singing a brief clip of the 5 songs. Harel Ska'at, a formerPop Idol participant and hotly tipped to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contestbefore Teapacks were selectedin 2007then performs. He is followed by a rendition of Diva, the song that Dana International won Eurovision with for Israel in 1998. As she is one of the competiting songwriters this year, she does not perform the song.

We are reminded that the five songs competing are:

  1. Masa Haiyai (The journey of my life) by Itay Pearl
  2. Hin'e Ha'or (Here's the light) by Ovadia Hamama – A duet with Maya Avraham
  3. Bli ahava (Without love) by Henree
  4. Parparim (Butterflies) by Doron Gal – A duet with Oshrat Phaphir
  5. Ke'ilo kan (As if here) by Dana International and Shai Kerem

Kiriat Shmona

12 Ke'ilo kan / As if here
10 Parparim / Butterflies
8 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
6 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light
4 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life

sms voting continues. Gali Atari returns to the stage to perform her Eurovision winner from 1979, Hallelujah. They are followed by Shay Gabso.

OGAE Israel

12 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life
10 Ke'ilo kan / As if here
8 Parparim / Butterflies
6 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
4 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light

Sderot

12 Ke'ilo kan / As if here
10 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light
8 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
6 Parparim / Butterflies
4 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life

now Shiri Maymon (Israel 2005) is singing a song from her new album.
The song is called Kshe'halachta (When You Left). She said that her favorite for tonight is As If Here.

Idol Judges

12 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life
10 Ke'ilo kan / As if here
8 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
6 Parparim / Butterflies
4 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light

IBA + Keshet jury

60 Ke'ilo kan / As if here
50 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
40 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light
30 Parparim / Butterflies
20 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life

SMS

60 Ke'ilo kan / As if here
50 Parparim / Butterflies
40 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
30 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life
20 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light

Overall Result

164 Ke'ilo kan / As if here ***Winning song***
120 Bli Ahavi / Without Love
110 Parparim / Butterflies
84 Hin'e Ha'or / Here's the light
82 Masa Haiyai / The journey of my life

The winning songrepresentingIsrael atthe Eurovision Song Contest 2008 is "Ke'ilo Kan" / "As If Here"

Lyrics: Dana International & Shay Kerem;

Music: Dana International;

Performed By: Boaz Mauda.

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