On the 8th and 11th of February, the semi-final of Israel’s selection , The Next Star, was held. Six candidates managed to reach this part of the show. On the 8th we watched a single Duel, from which the artist who scored the highest percentage of  votes from televoting and the jury qualified for the final. The five candidates that did not achieve the votes in order to qualify,  competed again on the 11th. Everyone performed one song and the one with the most votes qualified for the final. Then, the 4 who failed, were divided into 2 Duels. From each Duel,  the one who had the most votes qualified for the final show.

the jury of the show consists of Static & Ben-El Tavori, Keren Peles, Harel Skaat and Assaf Amdursky.

The four finalists are:

  •  Netta Barzilai

  • Chen Aharoni

  • Riki Ben Ari

  • Jonathan Mergui

The final will take place on the 13th of February, where we will find out the Israeli representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2018!