JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – The grand final of הכוכב הבא (Rising Star) took place tonight in Israel, the talent show through which the country selected its singer for Vienna’s Eurovision Song Contest.
16 year old Nadav Guedj was chosen as the Israeli representative in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, voted by the viewers through a special show application on their mobiles plus the show jury members.
Nadav beat Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Man in the final round of voting. Sary Nachmias came third, with 50%. Avia Shoshani had been eliminated in the first voting round.
DID YOU KNOW?
This year, broadcaster IBA decided to go with a new format for selection by teaming up with production company Tedy and broadcaster Keshet to use their popular talent show הכוכב הבא (Rising Star) to choose the Israeli act for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight, the four finalists competed not only to win הכוכב הבא (Rising Star) but also for the right to travel to Vienna to compete for their country; there was a lot at stake!