After KAN revealed that HaKohav HaBa will return as the Israeli selection process for Eurovision 2024, further information about the latest season has been revealed.
Judges and Hosts revealed
As reported by Euromix, Assi Azar (who hosted Eurovision 2019) and Rotem Sela will once again be hosting the show. As for the judging panel, Shiri Maimon, Itay Levy, Assaf Amdorsky, Ran Dankar and Keren Pels will return to the judging panel, and will be joined by Aden Hasson.
Keshet 12 has already begun production of the series, as the broadcaster commenced casting contestants for the filmed auditions, which will take place in September, with the show set to commence airing in November.
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.
Noa Kirel represented Israel in Liverpool during the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song “Unicorn”. Performing at the first semi-final, Israel qualified for the final in 3rd place. In the final itself, Noa finished in 3rd place with a total of 362 points – 177 points from the jury and 185 from the televote.
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News Source: Euromix
Photo Credit: Keshet 12