Israel – Israel will select its representative for Kyiv tonight as part of the Next Star competition. The final will see the last remaining 4 acts compete in two rounds performing cover versions. Beatbox Element, Diana Golbi, Imri Ziv and Julietta are the four finalists and will sing off in duels. The winner of each duel will progress to the second round, plus a jury will allow a wildcard to go through too. The jury consists of: Asaf Amadursky, Harel Skaat (2010), Keren Peles, Static and Ben-El Tavori.
Beatbox Element – ‘Hey Mama‘ (David Guetta)
Diana Golbi – ‘Euphoria‘ (Loreen)
Imri Ziv – ‘Halo‘ (Beyonce)
Julietta – ‘My Number One‘ (Helena Paparizou)
In the second stage the three successful artists will perform another cover song, and the winner chosen by online televoting. The song they sing in Kyiv will be revealed at a later date when it has been chosen by a committee of experts.
Beatbox Element – ‘Human‘ (Rag’n’bone Man)
Diana Golbi – ‘Purple Rain‘ (Prince)
Imri Ziv – ‘Because of You‘ (Kelly Clarkson)
Julietta – ‘Shikorim me-ahava‘ (Eden Ben-Zaken)
You can watch the semi-final performances here.
Fans can vote with the Mako app, or online here.
The show can be watched tonight from 20:00 (CET) online here.