Back in February Michael Ben David won The X Factor Israel and earnt himself the right to represent the country at Eurovision 2022. During his time on the show I.M was selected as Michael’s Eurovision entry. It was revealed shortly after winning the song would undergo a revamp. Michael has now released the revamped version of I.M, as well as a accompanying music video.
About Michael Ben David
Michael Ben David is an Israeli singer. He has Ukrainian and Georgian heritage. In 2020 Michael graduated from the same performing arts school as past Israeli Eurovision artists such as Harel Skaat. During his time on X Factor Israel, he was mentored by Netta – who won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2018 with her song toy.
Listen to the revamped version of I.M on streaming services
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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”.
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