As Junior Eurovision draws closer countries begin selecting entrants. Today, Israel picked Noam Dadon to be their representative in Minsk!
Song not yet known
Noam won Israel’s national final today and defeated the competition of five other acts. The show took place in Ramat Gan hosted by Roni Dalumi and Yaron Brovinsky. Furthermore, the show featured a special guest performance by Israeli music superstar Hanan Ben Ari. Although the final already took place, it was not broadcast live but viewers will be able to see the show on delay on TV next September 20th. KAN will reveal the song that Noam will sing at a later date.
Israel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Israel has a rather short history at Junior Eurovision. In fact, they only appeared at the contest twice, in 2012 in Amsterdam and 2016 in Malta. So far, their best result is the 8th place with 68 points achieved in 2012 by Kids.il while 2016’s entrants Shir& Tim placed 15th with 27 points. You can read about Israel’s Junior Eurovision journey in our feature here.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Belarus’s capital Minsk will be the host of the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision. This is the second time the event takes place in the city, who previously hosted it in 2010. A record-breaking 20 countries will participate in Minsk on November 25. Wales and Kazakhstan will both make a debut with Kazakhstan participating for the first time to any Eurovision related event. Besides, the contest will also feature three returning countries: France, that last participated in 2004, Azerbaijan that last participated in 2013 and Israel that last participated in 2016. Last year’s participant Cyprus will instead withdraw from the competition.
Are you looking forward to Junior Eurovision 2018? What kind of song are you hoping Israel will choose? Will they be the first country to win both the adult and junior version of Eurovision?
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