Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Israel
National selection
Selection process Kdam Eurovision
Selection date(s) 8 March 2011
Selected entrant Dana International
Selected song "Ding Dong"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (15th)
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[edit]

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 Songwriters Points Place
1 Adi Cohen "Rak al ahava" (רק על אהבה) Just about love (just because of love) Doron Gal (m & l) 219 3
2 KNOB "Ohev et ze" (אוהב את זה) I'm loving it Meital Patash-Cohen (m), Niv Cohen (l) 80 8
3 Chen Aharoni "Or" (אור) Light (Or) Nizan Kaykov (m), Sahar Hagai (l) 142 4
4 Idit Halevi "It's My Time" It's my time Giora Linenberg (m), Idit Halevi (l) 235 2
5 Hatikva 6 "Hakol sababa" (הכל סבבה) Everything id cool Omri Glikman (m & l) 105 7
6 Niki Goldstein "Amri itach" (אמריא איתך) I'll fly with you (you make ne fly) Amit Zach (m & l), Einat Hollander (l) 137 5
7 Sivan Bahnem "Kach oti" (קח אותי) Take me Sivan (m & l), Chen Metzger-Eder (m) 65 10
8 Michael & Shimrit Greylsummer "Tu du du" (טו דו דו) Tu du du Michael Greylsummer (m & l) 131 6
9 Dana International "Ding Dong" Ding dong Dana International (m & l) 270 1
10 Carmel Ekman "Nosa'at el ga'agu'ay" (נוסעת אל געגועיי) Drive to my misses Ben Rayvitz (m & l), Carmel Eckmann (m & l) 66 9

Scoreboard[edit]

Voting Results
Total Score Voting 1 Voting 2 Voting 3 Total Jury Total Televoting
Contestants just because of love 219 8 7 8 23 100 123 96
Loving it 80 1 1 10 12 20 32 48
Light 142 2 3 7 12 70 82 72
It's my time 230 5 4 2 11 80 91 144
Everything is cool 105 6 10 5 21 60 81 24
You make ne fly 137 7 2 4 13 40 53 84
Take me 65 4 12 3 19 10 29 36
Tu du du 131 3 5 1 9 50 59 72
Ding dong 270 12 6 12 30 120 150 120
Nosaat el gaaguay 66 10 8 6 24 30 54 12

At Eurovision[edit]

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]

Points Awarded by Israel[7][edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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