The Israeli broadcaster responsible for the country’s national selection HaKokhav HaBa, Keshet 12, has revealed that they have already selected their song for Eurovision 2019 after evaluating 200 submissions in just three days.
Kobi Marimi will perform the song “Home”, written by Ohad Shragai and Inbar Weitzman. The track will be officially revealed on the 10th of March along with the music video. This is the second entry performed by a winner of HaKokhav HaBa that hasn’t been written by Doron Medalie.
The actor and singer Kobi Marimi was selected for Eurovision 2019 after his victory at the sixth season of the talent show HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion. Despite the initial rumours that said KAN would hold an open selection for the entry, they decided to go internally once again, a method that has proven to be successful when combined with the talent show.
The performance that gave Kobi the victory in the final was a cover of the well-known track “Let It Be” by the British band The Beatles — he gained a lot of support from the jury and the viewers at home, that gave him the win over Ketreyah and Shefita. You can watch it here.