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Israel has decided: Michael Ben David to Eurovision 2022

Michael Ben David wins the Israeli X Factor and will represent Israel at Eurovision 2022 with the song "I.M"

The Israeli version of the X Factor is a wrap and concluded with the victory of Michael Ben David who performed "I.M".

With the victory, Michael Ben David also gets the honour of representing Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Tonight's show, hosted by Liron Weizman, featured two different rounds. During the first round, the finalists had to perform a cover song in the form of battles that ended up with Sapir Saban being eliminated. During the second round, the remaining three presented their candidate Eurovision song.

Michael Ben David – "I.M"

"I.M." is written by Assi Tal, Chen Aharoni and Lidor Saadia.

X Factor – Final

Duel 1

Duel 2

Duel 3


The decision was made by the X Factor jury worth 25%, a professional committee also worth 25% and the televoting worth 50%.

Michael Ben David

Michael Ben David is a 25-year-old Israeli singer. He's from the city of Petah Tikva.

Michael is openly gay and has shared that he was born to a Ukrainian Orthodox Jewish family, and previously shared that he suffered abuse growing up for being gay.

He is better known for his indie-pop music style and for his falsettos.

Israel in Eurovision Song Contest

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Israel has participated 43 times in Eurovision since debut in 1973. They have won the contest four times:

Israel 2018: Netta - "Toy"

Israel has never ended last in the contest! Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Israel qualified for the Grand Final 11 out of 17 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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