The song that each X Factor Israel finalist will compete with in the final has been confirmed. Tonight HaShir Shelanu L’Eurovizion took place, which decided which one of two entries each X Factor finalist will perform in Saturday’s final. The song picked will be the song each finalist will sing at Eurovision 2022, should they win The X Factor Israel. The songs picked for each finalist are as follows:
The X Factor final songs
|Eli Huli||Blinded Dreamers|
|Michael Ben David||I.M|
|Sapir Saban||Breaking My Own Walls|
What happens now?
On February 5th, The X Factor Final will take place. Each act will perform a cover version before the finalists are cut to three. Once down to three each artist will perform their potential Eurovision song, after which the winner will be announced.
The winner will be chosen by a mixture of votes, with the following weightings – 25% Jury, 25% professional committee and 50% televote.
The X Factor judges are the jury in this selection. They are as follows:
- Aviv Geffen
- Margalit Tzan’ani
- Miri Mesika
- Netta Barzilai ( Eurovision 2018 winner)
- Ran Danker
Israel’s Eurovision Journey
Israel has a long and wealthy history in the Eurovision Song Contest, making their debut in 1973 with Ilanit and “Ey Sham”. Their first entry scored 97 points, placing 4th. Israel has since gone on to win the Contest on four separate occasions – in 1978, 1979, 1998 and 2018.
Eden Alene returned to represent Israel in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic meant that she was not able to perform in Rotterdam the previous year. Alene scored 93 points and finished in 17th place with her song “Set Me Free”.
What do you think of Israel’s finalists? Who do you want to see represent the country in Turin? As always, let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
News Source: KAN
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