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|Eurovision Song Contest 2011|
|Selection process||Kdam Eurovision|
|Selection date(s)||8 March 2011|
|Selected entrant||Dana International|
|Selected song||"Ding Dong"|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (15th, 38 points)|
|Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest|
In November 2010, Israeli broadcaster IBA revealed some of its plans for the 2011 national selection, which returned to Channel 1, after being out of their hands last year.
On 28 December 2010, IBA announced that several artists would participate in the Kdam in order to represent Israel in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. IBA opened the call for artists to submit their entries. The final aired on 8 March. It took place in the Culture Hall in Rishon LeZion.
During the next few days, IBA made a list of potential artists that would be offered to take part in the selection. Furthermore, artists who matched the conditions would be able to submit themselves too. The artists were asked to submit 2-3 songs to the committee, who chose 8-12 songs and singers in total to take part in the Kdam.
On 8 February, IBA announced the finalists of the 2011 Kdam:
|Draw||Artist||Song (English translation)||Songwriters||Jury||Televote||Points||Place|
|1||Adi Cohen||"Rak al ahava" (Just on love)||Doron Gal (m & l)||123||96||219||3|
|2||KNOB||"Ohev et ze" (I'm Loving It)||Meital Patash-Cohen (m), Niv Cohen (l)||32||48||80||8|
|3||Chen Aharoni||"Or" (Light)||Nizan Kaykov (m), Sahar Hagai (l)||82||72||142||4|
|4||Idit Halevi||"It's My Time"||Giora Linenberg (m), Idit Halevi (l)||91||144||235||2|
|5||Hatikva 6||"Hakol sababa" (Everything Is Good)||Omri Glikman (m & l)||81||24||105||7|
|6||Niki Goldstein||"Amri itach" (I'll Take Off With You)||Amit Zach (m & l), Einat Hollander (l)||53||84||137||5|
|7||Sivan Bahnem||"Kach oti" (Take Me)||Sivan (m & l), Chen Metzger-Eder (m)||29||36||65||10|
|8||Michael & Shimrit Greylsummer||"Tu du du"||Michael Greylsummer (m & l)||59||72||131||6|
|9||Dana International||"Ding Dong"||Dana International (m & l)||150||120||270||1|
|10||Carmel Ekman||"Nosa'at el ga'agu'ay" (Driving To My Longings)||Ben Rayvitz (m & l), Carmel Eckmann (m & l)||54||54||66||9|
|Song||Voting 1||Voting 2||Voting 3||Jury||Total|
|"Rak Al Ahava"||8||7||8||100||123|
|"Ohev Et Ze"||1||1||10||20||32|
|"It's My Time"||5||4||2||80||91|
|"Tu du du"||3||5||1||50||59|
|"Nosa'at El Ga'agu'ay"||10||8||6||30||54|
Israel competed on the 12th place of the second semi-final on 12 May and came 15th with 38 points which means it didn't qualify to the finals, and the first time in 4 years that Israel entry doesn't make the finals. Israel was directly picked to perform in the second semi-final to avoid a withdrawal due to the first semi-final taking place on the Israeli Memorial Day.
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|