Over the last past week, you have been submitting your predictions for the latest round of Eurovision Prediction 2022. In one of the two finals due to take place tonight, you were asked to predict the winner of X Factor Israel. Now, let’s take a look at who you collectively expect to win the Israeli ticket to Turin!
On Thursday, a special broadcast, HaShir Shelanu L’Eurovizion, saw the four finalists perform two songs each to determined which they would bring to the final. Each artist will participate in tonight’s final with one entry. The public had a 50% say, the X Factor Judges a 25% say and professional jury a 25%.
The X Factor final will be broadcasted on Reshet 13 tonight (February 5). The final will include two parts. In the first round, all four finalists will sing a cover, after which one of the finalists will be eliminated.
In the second round, the remaining three artists will perform their potential Eurovision entries. The results will be determined by the audience (50% of the vote), the judges (25% of the vote) and the professional committee (25% of the vote).
The final four entries are as follows:
- Eli Huli – Blinded Dreamers
- Inbal Bibi – Marionette
- Michael Ben David – I.M.
- Sapir Shaban – Breaking My Own Walls
Let’s take a look at who YOU predict they will choose!
During this round of Eurovision Prediction 2022, 302 of you have predicted who you think will take victory in Israel. Without further ado, here are the entries that YOU have predicted to win in order of frequency, from most to least (*eliminated songs):
|Rank||Artist||Song||Number of predictions||Percentage|
|2||Michael Ben David||I.M.||43||14.2|
|3||Eli Huli||Blinded Dreamers||22||7.3|
|4||Sapir Saban||Breaking My Own Walls||20||6.6|
|6||Michael Ben David||Don’t*||5||1.7|
|7||Sapir Saban||Head Up*||3||1.0|
Last year, over half of our predicted that “La La Love” would be selected for Eden, with only 11% opting for eventual winner “Set Me Free”. In 2020, 56.5% of our players predicted that “Rakata” would win, with less than a quarter of you (24.7%) correctly predicted eventual winner ‘Feker Libi’.
Members of the ESCXTRA team may be delighted by this result, as they also selected “Marionette” as their winner in our XTRA Decides feature.
After each national final, the points will be assigned and you will receive a rankings update via our Eurovision Prediction platform. Furthermore, we will make sure to notify you via our Eurovision Prediction Facebook page, our Eurovision Prediction Twitter page and here on the ESCXTRA website. The player that accumulates the most points after all the rounds have taken place will be crowned the winner of Eurovision Prediction 2022!
In 2021, our 363 prediction players predicted the correct national winners 7 out of 13 times. The year before, in 2020, 10 of out 27 times…an all-time low. To be fair, 2020 was a very unpredictable year in general. In 2019, our Eurovision Prediction players collectively predicted 16 out of 29 national final winners correctly. In 2018, your record was 19 out of 30.
So far, we count 25 national finals for 2022, so there will be PLENTY of points up for grabs!
What do you think of our players’ predictions? Who do you think will win X Factor Israel 2022! Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to Turin 2022!