IBPC has confirmed that Israel will participate in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. As well as revealing today, that ‘The New Star for Eurovision’ will be used to select their representative once again.
There was some doubt regarding Israel’s future in the contest as IBA shut down in May. However the EBU has signed a deal with IBPC, the country’s new broadcaster. Which will allow them to participate in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The independent broadcaster will be officially accepted as a permanent EBU member in December as IBPC do not have a news department yet. Nevertheless, sources say IBPC will become a member regardless if they launch their news department in time or not.
Israel’s history in Eurovision
Israel has participated in Eurovision 40 times since their debut back in 1973 and have won 3 times. Since the introduction of semi finals, Israel has had varied success however they have managed to qualify the previous 3 years. In 2015, Nadav Guedj achieved 9th place in the final bringing the country their best result since 2005. This year, Imri flew the Israeli flag in Kyiv and achieved 23rd place in the final.
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