Israel has been announced as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, storming to victory with TOY in Lisbon, Portugal. Israel performed twenty-second in the grand final, following Hungary and preceding the Netherlands. Her vote was cast by Ben-El Tavori.[5]. Israel participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.Israeli broadcaster Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) collaborated with the commercial broadcaster Keshet and Tedy Productions which organised the reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion ("The Next Star For Eurovision") to select the singer. Israel has produced four Eurovision winners: Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta (1978), Gali Atari & Milk and Honey (1979), Dana International (1998) and Netta (2018). All shows in the competition were broadcast on Channel 2 and Keshet 12 as well as online via mako.co.il. In the first round the four finalists were paired in two duels. At the end of the night, Israel was one of the ten countries announced as qualifying for the grand final, their fourth qualification in a row since 2015. Five of the eight contestants advanced to the next phase following achieving at least 70% of the votes while one contestant who did not get enough votes to qualify was saved by the hosts. Four of the eight contestants advanced to the next phase following achieving at least 70% of the votes while one contestant who did not get enough votes to qualify was saved by the hosts. Video of the performance and lyrics of the song. The shows was hosted by Assi Azar and Rotem Sela and featured a judging panel composed of Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Harel Skaat (2010 Israeli Eurovision entrant) and Static & Ben-El Tavori. Already have an account with us? In the second round the remaining three contestants would have had to perform one more song and the contestant with the lowest score would have got eliminated. Eurovision 2018 – Europe, we have a winner! From each duel the contestant or contestants with the higher score advanced to the next stage of the competition. For personal reasons one of the judges, Asaf Amdursky did not attend the fourth heat. Eurovision 2018: what happened in the first semi-final? Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Eight of the twenty qualified contestants were paired in four duels. Austria’s Cesar shocked bookies and viewers alike with his third place finish, while Germany’s Michael Schulte and Italy’s Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro placed fourth and fifth. The sixth audition was broadcast in two parts on 3 and 4 December 2017. Eurovision 2018: Portugal winner under fire from fans after SLAMMING Israel’s entry EUROVISION fever is taking hold as fans of the popular music contest eagerly await Saturday’s live … The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.It took place in Lisbon, Portugal, following Salvador Sobral's win at the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine with the song "Amar pelos dois". And Sweden’s chances were ruined when they received just 21 points from the viewers. Seven of the thirteen contestants advanced to the next phase following achieving at least 70% of the votes while two contestants who did not get enough votes to qualify were saved by the hosts. The seventh audition was broadcast in two parts on 10 and 11 December 2017. [20], The sixth heat was broadcast in two parts on 28 and 29 January 2018. And the wooden spoon went to host country Portugal, who found themselves in last place with just 39 points. Ireland, who had been tipped to finish within the Top Ten following a strong surge in the betting, had to settle for 16th place with 133 points. Six of the eleven contestants advanced to the next phase following achieving at least 70% of the votes while one contestant who did not get enough votes to qualify was saved by jury members Static and Ben-El Tavori instead of the hosts following a temporary switch in the roles during the contestants' audition. This marked Israel's fourth victory (after 1978, 1979, and 1998), tying them with the Netherlands as the 4th-most successful country in contest history (following France, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom, with five wins; Sweden, with six wins; and Ireland, with seven wins). It ended 23rd out of 26 entries in the final. EUROVISION 2018: Israel was crowned the winner of tonight’s Song Contest after stunning fans with their song Toy as they represented Netta Barzilai. Israel has been announced as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, storming to victory with TOY in Lisbon, Portugal. Among the contestants was MISHÉLL who previously participated as Irina Rosenfeld in the 2006 Ukrainian national final where she placed second with the song "You Give Me Your Love". The semi-final was broadcast in two parts on 8 and 11 February 2018. Undoubtedly Israel’s most iconic contestant, Dana International took home the Eurovision trophy for her song ‘Diva’ and was the contest’s first ever trans winner. The remaining seventy contestants performed in front of the jury. "Toy" by Netta Barzilai from Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Among the contestants was Chen Aharoni who previously participated in the 2011 national final where he placed fourth with the song "Or".[2][3]. Eurovision: Israel winner Netta accused of cultural appropriation over Japanese theme Singer has said she is a huge fan of Japanese culture including Pokemon, but some Eurovision … In the end of the first round the contestant with the highest score qualified for the final. [14], The shortlisting round was broadcast in two parts on 28 and 31 December 2017. Netta Barzilai (Hebrew: נטע ברזילי‎; born 22 January 1993), also known mononymously as Netta, is an Israel was an early favorite with the bookies, sitting in second place to win on the day of the first semi-final. All the contestants performed behind the wall except for the first contestant Adva Omer who performed in front of the judges and the audience. Everything you need to know about the former Eurovision winner. In the first part on 8 February the two contestants who were selected by the judges in the quarter-final – Netta Barzilai and Riki Ben Ari – were paired in a duel that determined the first finalist. For the first time in the history of the competition, a guest judge also voted for the performances: Ninet Tayeb, singer-songwriter, composer, DJ, model and actress. [25], Once all the competing songs for the 2018 contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the shows' producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. From each duel, the performer with the higher score advanced to the next stage of the competition. However, neither Sweden nor Austria made it to the viewers' top ten, allowing Israel to both win the televote and the contest overall with a total of 529 points (Israel's highest-ever score). Each nation's jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. The two contestants with the lower scores from each duel got eliminated. There was disappointment for former X Factor UK runner-up Saara Aalto, who finished second from the bottom of the leaderboard with just 46 points. In the end of the first round the judges selected two contestants from the four first round qualifiers – Netta Barzilai and Riki Ben Ari – who got paired in a duel that determined the first finalist in the first part of the semi-final. Among the contestants was Alon Sharr, the lead singer of the band The Choice who previously took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as a backing vocalist behind IMRI. Israel was the winner of Eurovision 2018 with 529 points Prior to the 2018 Contest, Israel had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty times since its first entry in 1973. [1] Israel has won the contest on three occasions: in 1978 with the song "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" performed by Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta, in 1979 with the song "Hallelujah" performed by Milk and Honey and in 1998 with the song "Diva" performed by Dana International. Israel performed seventh in the first semi-final, following the entry from Lithuania and preceding the entry from Belarus. [16], The second heat was broadcast in two parts on 7 and 8 January 2018. In the second duel the two contestants performed songs of their idols. From each duel, the performer with the higher score advanced to the next round while one contestant was saved by the jury at the end of the second part of the second heat. In 2017, Imri Ziv represented Israel in Kyiv, Ukraine with the song "I Feel Alive". The Israeli broadcaster Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC) collaborated with the commercial broadcaster Keshet and Tedy Productions, which organised the reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion ("The Next Star For Eurovision") to select the singer. A man snatched the microphone from the singer during her performance and is understood to have been taken into police custody. In the third duel the contestants who have sung ballads before performed uptempo songs for the first time and in the fourth duel the two contestants performed in front of their relatives. In the end the contestant with the lowest score got eliminated.[21]. Israel has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 42 times since making its debut in 1973.Israel was able to enter the contest as the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) is a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union, which is responsible for the event., which is responsible for the event. Since the introduction of semi-finals to the format of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, Israel has, to this point, managed to qualify to the final seven times, including three top ten results in 2005 with Shiri Maimon and "Hasheket Shenish'ar" placing fourth, in 2008 with Boaz and "The Fire In Your Eyes" placing ninth, and in 2015 with Nadav Guedj and "Golden Boy" placing ninth. Among these points were five top marks from the jury vote (awarded by Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, and San Marino) and eight top marks from the televote (awarded by Australia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Spain, Ukraine, and once again France and San Marino). [17], The third heat was broadcast on 14 January 2018 and consisted of two rounds: in the first round six of the remaining twelve contestants were paired in three duels. Austria was at the top of the leaderboard following the jury vote with Israel, Sweden, Germany and Cyprus all still in with a chance of victory, but the viewer vote changed the result entirely. Thanks! In the second round the remaining four contestants were paired in two duels and had to perform one more song. [10][11], The ninth audition was broadcast on 21 December 2017. The Israeli entry for the 2018 Contest in Lisbon, Portugal was selected through the reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa L'Eirovizion ("The Next Star for Eurovision"), which was organised by Keshet and Tedy Productions. This was the fourth time that the Israeli entry was selected through a collaboration with Keshet and Tedy Productions. Israel was set to perform in position 7, following the entry from Lithuania and preceding the entry from Belarus.[26]. Netta Barzilai is an Israeli singer who was born in Hod HaSharon. Advertisement How does the Eurovision Song Contest work? The third audition was broadcast on 12 November 2017. After the last performance each judge cast its votes by giving 8, 10 and 12 points to the three remaining contestants; 8 points to their third favourite and 12 points to their favourite. The odds are collected from bookmakers that have odds on Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The Eurovision Song Contest is back! In the end of the first round three contestants were saved by the judges and the remaining two contestants had to perform one more song in the second round. Winner of the Eurovision Grand Final 2018 Netta performs her victorious song 'Toy’ written by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger. LISBON 2018 The winner of Eurovision 2018: Israel, Norway or Estonia After eight days of rehearsals in the Altice Arena in Lisbon the bookmakers now have three favorites to win Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Israel, Norway and [23], The final took place on 13 February 2018 and consisted of two rounds.[24]. Ultimately, Israel was drawn to perform in the second half of the final. However, following her performance Rinat Bar announced her withdrawal from the competition. According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big 5" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. During each performance the votes were cast only by the viewers through the official mobile application, without the scores appearing on screen. Out of the selected 120 contestants ninety-nine were shown in the televised auditions where performers were required to achieve 70% of the votes during their performance in order to advance; each member of the judging panel could boost a performer's score by 10%. Zohar Raziel would have originally got eliminated, however the judges exceptionally gave her a second chance to perform another song where she eventually advanced to the next stage of the competition. The second audition was broadcast on 5 November 2017. Israel's Eurovision winner from 2018 invited the BBC to a family dinner. 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It was the twentieth time Israel finished in the top ten (the last occasion being Nadav Guedj and "Golden Boy," which finished 9th in 2015) and the eleventh they made the top five (the first time since 2005, when Shiri Maimon came 4th with "HaSheket SheNish'ar"). This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition to their performances Barzilai and Ben Ari performed "Na'im achshav" by and together with Elai Botner & The Outside Kids before the duel. The two contestants with the higher scores from each duel qualified for the final. 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