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Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Israel
National selection
Selection processKdam Eurovision
Selection date(s)8 March 2011
Selected entrantDana International
Selected song"Ding Dong"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (15th, 38 points)
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Israel participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national selection Kdam Eurovision, organised by the Channel 1 (owned by IBA).

Kdam Eurovision 2011

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

On 8 February, IBA announced the finalists of the 2011 Kdam:[5]

Final - 8 March 2011
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

Scoreboard

Voting results
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
"Or" 2 3 7 70 82
"It's My Time" 5 4 2 80 91
"Hakol Sababa" 6 10 5 60 81
"Amri Itach" 7 2 4 40 53
"Kach Oti" 4 12 3 10 29
"Tu du du" 3 5 1 50 59
"Ding Dong" 12 6 12 120 150
"Nosa'at El Ga'agu'ay" 10 8 6 30 54

At Eurovision

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.[6]

Split Results

  • In the Semi-final 2 Israel came 15th with 38 points: the public awarded Israel 11th place with 51 points and the jury awarded 16th place with 36 points.

Points awarded by Israel

Points awarded to Israel (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also

References

  1. ^ Barak, Itamar (2 November 2010). "Israel: IBA reveals plans for 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. ^ Melman, Moshe (28 December 2010). "ISRAEL - IBA announce plans and date for national final". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  3. ^ Laufer, Gil (28 December 2010). "Israel: National final on March 8th". EscToday.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  4. ^ Laufer, Gil (17 January 2011). "Israel: More details revealed". EscToday.com. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  5. ^ Laufer, Gil (8 February 2011). "Israel: List of participants in Kdam 2011 revealed". EscToday.com. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  6. ^ Barak, Itamar (21 September 2010). "Israel to participate in 2nd semifinal of 2011". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010.

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