Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Israel
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) 14 February 1998
Selected entrant Dana International
Selected song "Diva"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 172 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1996 1998 1999►

For the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, Israel entered "Diva", performed by Dana International.

In the contest, it received 172 points[1] and finished in first place.

At Eurovision[edit]

Points awarded to Israel[edit]

Points awarded to Israel[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Israel[2][edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Croatia
8 points  Netherlands
7 points  Malta
6 points  Romania
5 points  Belgium
4 points  Norway
3 points  Spain
2 points  Portugal
1 point  Cyprus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that Spanish broadcaster wrongly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top mark - 12 points - instead of being snubbed, as it happened. The mistake was corrected and so Germany was placed 7th over Norway. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than originally and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one point less than indicated during the broadcast.
  2. ^ a b Eurovision Song Contest 1998