Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Israel
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)2 March 2005
Selected entrantShiri Maimon
Selected song"HaSheket SheNish'ar"
Finals performance
Semi-final result7th, 158 points
Final result4th, 154 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Israel was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Shiri Maimon and the song "Hasheket Shenish'ar" (The Silence That Remained).

Kdam Eurovision 2005[edit]

For the first time since 2001, a full-scale Israeli selection process was held on 2 March. Unlike previous years, IBA invited only established artists to participate. Among the better-known participants were Shiri Maimon (runner-up of the popular Pop Idol based show, Kokhav Nolad in 2003) as well as Svika Pick, composer and producer of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest winner Diva. Shiri Maimon's song "Hasheket Shenish'ar" (The Silence That Remained) won the event to become Israel's entry in Kiev. The song was written by Pini Aaronbayev and Eyal Shachar and composed by Pini Aaronbayev.

Result of the national final[edit]

Song Singer Points Place
1 "Be'ahava gdola" Samir Shukri & Efrat Cohen 26 9th
2 "Peace and love" Zehava Ben 48 5th
3 "Targish oti" Michal Amdursky 39 8th
4 "Yesh li et halayla" Momi Levi 23 10th
5 "Hamon" Merav Siman-Tov 10 13th
6 "Ode-le-ya" Gaya 15 11th
7 "Hasheket Shenish'ar" Shiri Maimon 116 1st
8 "Jerusalem" Rinat Gabay 62 4th
9 "Don’t worry baby" Yossi Azulai 70 2nd
10 "Zman" Mira Awad 5 14th
11 "Esperansa" The Elayev Family 45 6th
12 "Hello, hello" Sharona & Daniela Pick 15 11th
13 "Or yare'ach" Svika Pick & Company 66 3rd
14 "Kmo chalom" Rinat Bar 40 7th

At Eurovision[edit]

Because Israel failed to qualify in 2004 Shiri had to compete in the Eurovision semi-final,at ESC, the song was presented in English and Hebrew. She performed seven, following Monaco and preceding Belarus she qualified from 7th place with 158 points.In the final she performed 11th following Spain and preceding Serbia and Montenegro came 4th with 154 points (including a maximum 12 from Monaco).Meaning that Israel automatically qualified for the final in the 2006 contest. The spokesperson who revealed Israel's votes for other countries was journalist Dana Herman.[1]

Points awarded by Israel[edit]

Points awarded to Israel[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2009-04-28.