The Next Star for Eurovision , Israel’s national selection is unwinding and Sunday night the 3rd qualifying round took place. A group of six out of twelve remaining contestants competed in duels for a spot in the final ten. 

Every member of the jury gave with a YES an 8%  of the total positive votes alongside with the public vote. The winner from each duel passed to the next round. Afterwards the three acts that lost in their duel battle gave a last performance and the one with the lowest score was eliminated. However this time one of the three artists that were battling to avoid elimination, decided to drop out so the other two qualified to the next round without needing to compete.

Monday night another pack of six will compete in the same way and one more contestant will be eliminated. After this night’s round we will reach the final 10 acts.

The jury consists of  Static & Ben-El TavoriKeren PelesHarel Skaat and Assaf Amdursky.

The first six contestants of the 3rd round were:

  • Rinar Bar
  • Howie Danao
  • José Steinberg
  • Shay & Gilad
  • Ravit Batashvili
  • Riki Ben Ari

Τhe outcome of this night’s contest was as pictured below :

Duel Draw Artist Song Judges’ vote Score Result
Amdursky Peles Skaat Static & Tavori
First round
I 1 Rinar Bar «Hi» Yes No No No 50% Second round
2 Howie Danao «Od nagia» No Yes Yes Yes 82% Advanced
II 3 José Steinberg «Kol kach yafe lach» Yes Yes Yes Yes 82% Advanced
4 Shay & Gilad «El ha’olam shelach» No No No No 36% Second round
III 5 Ravit Batashvili «At» Yes Yes Yes No 76% Advanced
6 Riki Ben Ari «Ya mama / Mehayom shehalacht» Yes No No No 56% Second round
Second round
IV 7 Shay & Gilad «Al tishali» Yes No No Yes 50% Advanced
8 Rinat Bar «Betelem ohavim» Yes No Did not vote No 49% Withdrew
9 Riki Ben Ari Advanced

So the 5 acts that managed to qualify in the next round are:

  • Rinar Bar

  • Howie Danao

  • José Steinberg

  • Shay & Gilad

  • Ravit Batashvili

You can watch all of this night’s competing acts here

This Monday night another pack of 6 contestants compete to fill the 5 remain spots for the next round and the final ten for Irael’s national selection for Eurovision 2018.