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The Next Star for Eurovision 2016

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Date(s) 3 March 2016
Venue GG Studios,
Neve Ilan, Jerusalem
Host(s) Asi Azar
Rotem Sela
Voting Method Jury & App Voting
Winner Hovi Star
“Made of Stars”

The Israeli representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was determined through the “Next Star for Eurovision 2016” talent show. 23 heats beginning on 5 December 2015 were held before the final, resulting in 4 finalists.

In the first round each artist competed in duels against another artist, performing cover versions, with the winner progressing to the super final. One of the losing artists was awarded a wildcard to the super final by the expert jury. These three artists then performed their potential Eurovision song, with the winner then decided.

Hovi Star and Nofar Salman both performed “Made of Stars” but with different arrangements.

Duel # Artist Percentage Result
I 1 Ella Daniel 67% 2nd
2 Hovi Star 79% 1st
II 1 Gil Hadash 49% 2nd
2 Nofar Salman 76% 1st
Super Final
# Artist Song Percentage Result
1 Hovi Star Made of Stars 68% 1st
2 Ella Daniel Somebody Out There 58% 3rd
3 Nofar Salman Made of Stars 67% 2nd
Gil Hadash Follow the Sun
Eliminated Artists
Kiara Duple 5th
Velma 6th
Oded Sharavi 7th
Ofir Haim 8th
Shtar 9th

A revamp and new lyrics were given to Made of Stars before it was performed at Eurovision.

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