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Hovi Star to represent Israel with Made of Stars!

After a long selection process, we have just got to know who will be waving the Israeli flag in Stockholm: Hovi Star will perform “Made of Stars” in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2016!

The winning act has been selected among four candidates at the final of the reality singing show HaKokhav HaBa L’Eirovizion (“The Next Star for Eurovision”):

  • Ela Daniel – Somebody Out There (David Maman and Philip Halloun) – 3rd place
  • Gil Hadash – Follow The Sun (Stav Beger and Tom Gefen) – 4th place
  • Hovi Star – Made Of Stars (Doron Medalie)
  • Nofar Salman – Made Of Stars (Doron Medalie) – 2nd place

100% public vote via mobile app was in charge of selecting the winner and, thus, Israeli representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

This year, the selection format has been a bit different from the one used in 2015, where the winner was firstly chosen and then given a song, as all finalists competed at the national final with the songs they would perform at Eurovision in case of a victory. The songs were chosen by an expert committee from more than 100 entries submitted. Two of the candidates performed the same song, Made of Stars by “Golden Boy” composer Doron Medalie, with different arrangements.

What do you think about the Israeli choice for Stockholm?

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016