Israel: Five acts join the Rising Star 2017 team after Show 4

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The fourth show of Rising Star 2017 was aired this evening. So far, a total of 19 acts have advanced to the next stage of the selection.

A participant had to get at least 70% positive votes during the performance in order to qualify. Each of the four judges had 10% while the rest of the votes came from the audience in the TV studios during the filming, all voting yes or no for a specific act.

Tonight’s five qualifiers are:

  • Chen Maximov (84%)
  • Ron Buchbut (82%)
  • Elayev Family (77%)
  • Beta Zinc (77%)
  • Michal Shapira (76%)

Elayev Family previously participated in Kdam Eurovision 2005 with the song Esperansa. They are the third Eurovision-related act in Rising Star 2017 so far, along with Imri Ziv and Julietta.

They join the fourteen acts who qualified during shows 1, 2 and 3:

  • Beatbox Element
  • Diana Golbi
  • Hallelujah (Halli) Lewis
  • Helen Kalandze
  • Imri Ziv
  • Judy Layne
  • Julietta
  • Lee Sabach
  • Osher Biton
  • Sapir Nahon
  • Ta-La-Te
  • Yona Shabin
  • Yonit Zaidenberg
  • Yosef Gal

Show 5 of Rising Star 2017 will be aired next week, on Monday, 23 January. The final, which is also the tenth show, will be held on 13 February.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for more news regarding Rising Star and Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017!