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Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country  Israel
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection
Song: Kdam Eurovision 2010
Selection date(s) Artist: December 2009
Song: 15 March 2010
Selected entrant Harel Skaat
Selected song "Milim"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (8th, 71 points)
Final result 14th, 71 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2009 2010 2011►

Israel participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway in May. The Israeli entry was performed by Harel Skaat, with the song decided by a televised national final, Kdam Eurovision, that was held in February 2010.[1]


  • Kdam Eurovision 2010 1
    • Voting 1.1
  • At Eurovision 2
    • Points Awarded by Israel 2.1
    • Semi final 2.2
    • Final 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Kdam Eurovision 2010

Kdam Eurovision 2010

In December 2009 it was claimed by Israeli newspaper Maariv that IBA, the Israeli national broadcaster, had internally selected Harel Skaat to perform the Israeli entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, after an IBA meeting held on 23 December.[2] On 25 December IBA confirmed that they had selected Skaat to represent the country in Norway.[1][3][4]

The song that Skaat performed at Eurovision was decided by a national final, Kdam Eurovision, held on 15 March, televised by Reshet, an operator of Channel 2, and featuring a total of four songs. The winner was selected by the public through SMS/televoting and by 5 jury groups, made up of: members of the Knesset - the Israeli parliament, members of OGAE Israel, members of the Harel Skaat fan club, Moshe Datz, Svika Pick and Mira Awad, and a jury of IBA officials.[1][5]

IBA announced the four song-titles and songwriting teams on 22 February, as well as confirming 14 March as the date for the contest.[6][7] The contest was laler delayed by one day, to 15 March.[8] IBA released the four songs on their website on 7 March, a week before the final.[5]

"Milim" was the winning song of the contest, getting full marks from all five jury groups and the televote.[9][10]

Kdam Eurovision 2010 - 15 March 2010
Draw Artist Hebrew Song Title English Song Title Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Harel Skaat "Le'an?" (לאן) "Away" Eyal Shahar (m & l), Sahar Hagay (l) 88 100 188 2
2 Harel Skaat "Ela'yich" (אלייך) "Towards You" Ohad Chitman (m), Noam Horev (l) 72 80 152 3
3 Harel Skaat "Le'hitkarev" (להתקרב) "Closer" Nitzan Keikov (m), Sahar Hagay (l) 20 0 20 4
4 Harel Skaat "Milim" (מילים) "Words" Tomer Hadadi (m), Noam Horev (l) 120 120 240 1


Song Juries Televote Total Place
Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3 Jury 4 Jury 5 Total
"Le'an" 10 8 0 20 60 88 100 188 2
"Ela'yich" 8 0 8 16 40 72 80 152 3
"Le'hitkarev" 0 10 10 0 0 20 0 20 4
"Milim" 12 12 12 24 60 120 120 240 1

At Eurovision

Israel competed in the second semi-final of the contest, on 27 May. Performing 3rd at the semifinals (after Armenia and before Denmark), they advanced to the Grand Finals of the contest and placed 14th among 25 Grand Finalists. Despite of this achievement, they swept all titles at Marcel Bezençon Awards this year.

Points Awarded by Israel[11]

Points Awarded to Israel (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
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

See also


  1. ^ a b c Hondal, Victor (2009-12-25). "It's official: Harel Skaat to Oslo". ESCToday. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Laufer, Gil (2009-12-23). "Har'el Ska'at Rumors go on Israel: Newspaper claims Harel Ska'at to Oslo". ESCToday. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Harel Skaat will represent Israel at Eurovision 2010". IBAWorld. 2009-12-25. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Webb, Glen (2009-12-29). "Israel: Harel Skaat to Oslo".  
  5. ^ a b Barak, Itamar (2010-03-07). "Israel: Listen to the songs online". ESCToday. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Barak, Itamar (2010-02-22). "Israel: Songs names and writers revealed". ESCToday. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2010-02-22). "Israel reveals final choices for Oslo".  
  8. ^ Barak, Itamar (2010-03-01). "Israel: National final delayed for one day". ESCToday. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  9. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-03-15). "Harel Skaat to perform Milim in the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Webb, Glen (2010-03-15). "Israel: Harel Skaat to sing Milim in Oslo".  
  11. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2010
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