Israel 2022: X Factor Finalists
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Israel selects final songs for Eurovision 2022

The lineup for Israel's X Factor final is now complete with the selection of the four final songs. The winner will be decided on Saturday and will represent Israel at Eurovision 2022

Israel is one step closer of concluding their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 as the final four songs have been chosen.

The next final step will take place this Saturday (5 February) where the four finalists will perform their selected song and the final choice will be made on who should fly the Israeli flag in Turin.

Tonight, during "HaShir Shelanu L'Eurovizion", each contestant performed their two allocated songs and the public, a professional committee and the X Factor jury decided on which of the songs each should perform in the talent show final in two days.

Liron Weizman hosted the show.

X Factor – HaShir Shelanu L'Eurovizion

Michael Ben David
Eli Huli
Inbal Bibi
Sapir Saban

As stated above, the decision was shared by the public (worth 50% of the vote), a professional committe (25%) and X Factor's jury panel (25%) consisting of:

  • Aviv Geffen
  • Margalit Tzan'ani
  • Miri Mesika
  • Netta Barzilai (Israel 2018)
  • Ran Danker

Israel in Eurovision Song Contest

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

Israel 1998: Dana International - "Diva"
Israel 1998: Dana International - "Diva"

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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