๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Michael Ben David to represent Israel at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Michael Ben David to represent Israel at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

After a few months of auditions, and live shows, the latest season of X Factor Israel has concluded, where it was revealed that Michael Ben David was victorious and they will represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with the song “I.M”

Four artists competed for the chance to represent Israel in Turin

Four artists competed to win The X Factor Israel, There were three rounds, a cover round after which sent 2 artists to Round 3. In Round 2 – a survival round the 2 acts that didn’t win their Round 1 duels went head to head with their potential Eurovision songs. The Round 2 act with the lowest combined score was eliminated. In Round 3 the final three remaining acts then sang their potential Eurovision entries before “XXX” was victorious with the song “XXX”

Tonight’s show was hosted by Liron Weizman, the winner was selected by a combination of jury voting, a professional committee voting and televoting.

Round 1

Order ArtistCover Song JuryProfessional Commitee Televoting Total Point Result
1(Duel 1)Inbal Bibi “The Winner Takes It All 502429Round 2
2 (Duel 1)Michael Ben David “Shnei Meshung’aim”20252671Round 3
3 (Duel 2)Sapir Saban“Badad”5102035Round 2
4 (Duel 2)Eli Huli“I’ll be There For You” 5153065Round 3

Round 2

Order FinalistCompeting
Song
Jury Professional Commitee Televote Total Points Result
1Sapir Saban “Breaking My Own Walls”0151631Eliminated
2Inbal Bibi“Marionette” 25103469Round 3

Round 3

Order FinalistCompeting Song JuryProfessional CommitteeTelevoteTotal PointsFinal Result
1Michael Ben David “I’M”50461182141st
2Eli Huli “Blinded Dreamers”5860952132nd
3Inbal Bibi“Marionette”4244871733rd

Listen to Israel’s “I.M” on streaming services

Spotify

“To Be Added”

Apple Music

Israelโ€™s Eurovision Journey

Israel has a long and wealthy history in the Eurovision Song Contest, making their debut in 1973 with Ilanit and โ€œEy Shamโ€. Their first entry scored 97 points, placing 4th. Israel has since gone on to win the Contest on four separate occasions โ€“ 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 โ€œSet Me Freeโ€.

What did you think of Israel’s choice? How do you think they will do in Turin? As always, let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media. Donโ€™t forget to follow โ€˜That Eurovision Siteโ€™ over at FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

News Source: Reshet 13

Photo Source: KAN

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