Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Country  Israel
National selection
Selection process Kdam 2006
Selection date(s) 15 March 2006
Selected entrant Eddie Butler
Selected song "Together We Are One"
Finals performance
Final result 23rd, 4 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Israel’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was Together We Are One by Eddie Butler, who had previously represented Israel in the 1999 European Song Contest. Israel automatically qualified in the final due to Shiri Maimon's fourth place in 2005, but with only four points in the final, Israel finished in second to last place, meaning that Israel would have to compete in the semi-finals of the 2007 Eurovision song contest.

Kdam Eurovision 2006[edit]

The contest for the privilege to represent Israel (called "Kdam" in Hebrew) took place on 15 March 2006 in Jerusalem and hosted by Yael Bar Zohar and Eden Harel. The voting was divided up as follows: televoting (50%), 4 regional juries: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Be'er Sheva (10% each) and the studio audience (10%). Eddie Butler's song Ze Hazman won with 99 points. The song was written by Eddie Butler, Osnat Zabag & Galit Burg and composed by Eddie Butler, and was given a new version with more English lyrics (and title) for performing at the Eurovision.

Result of National Final[edit]

Singer Song Name Translation
of Song Name
Points Place
1 Shlomo Gronich, Lubna Salame & Michal Adler "Ima Adama" Mother Earth 40 6th
2 Aviva & Maya Avidan "Yalda Sheli" My Daughter 30 8th
3 Avi Peretz "Bo'u Nirkod" Let's Dance 19 11th
4 GameBoys "Kama Ahava" How Much Love 78 3rd
5 Stalos and Oren Chen "Chalomot Mizrachiyim" Oriental Dreams 29 9th
6 Guy Harari "Tnu La'ahava" Let Love 28 10th
7 Eddie Butler "Ze Hazman" It's Time 99 1st
8 Tzipi Mash'hid "Tzipor Stav" Autumn Bird 38 7th
9 Svika Pick "Lifney She Nifradim" Before the Separation 71 4th
10 Michael Kirkilan "Nishbar" Broken 68 5th
11 Diamondz "Ata Hakochav" You are the Star 80 2nd


  • Tel-Aviv - Amit Dekel
  • Jerusalem - Sharon Vexler
  • televoting - Miri Eliakim
  • Be'er Sheva - Asaf Raz
  • Haifa - Yifat Amiel
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

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