Israel: Five more qualifiers in The Next Star have been decided

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The fourth heat of the Israeli Eurovision national selection for the 2018 competition concluded tonight, and we have five acts through to the next round.

Six of the twelve remaining acts performed tonight, but only five made it through to the next stage of the Israeli national selection.

The first round of voting saw the six acts paired up and performing duels, with the judges and audience voting which performance out of the duel was the strongest.

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

Also featuring in tonight’s jury panel was Israel’s 2015 Eurovision representative, Nadav Guedj.

The duels

The duels were as follows:

  • Sarit Hativa (53%) vs Adva Omer (83%)
  • Eden Meiri (56%) vs Netta Barzilai (73%)
  • Chen Aharoni (71%) vs Jonathan Margi (62%)

Adva Omar, Netta Barzilai and Chen Aharoni were the highest voted performers, meaning that the first 3 qualifiers of the evening were determined.

Second duel results

After another round of songs from the three initial non-qualifiers, it was decided that the weakest performer out of the three was Sarit Hativa, meaning the final two qualifiers of tonight’s final duel were Eden Meiri and Jonathan Margi.

  • Sarit Hativa (30%)
  • Eden Meiri (80%)
  • Jonathan Margi (89%)

We say goodbye to Sarit Hativa from tonight’s edition of The Next Star, with a total of 10 artists set to compete in the next stage of the competition.

The Next Star continues tomorrow evening with the next stage of the national selection taking place. The search for Israel’s 2018 representative continues!

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