Eurovision 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden

10, 12 & 14 May 2016


In 2015 Australia came 5th - Israel came 9th

Israel's entries:

Abanibi won first place in 1978
Halleluyah won first place in 1979
Hora came in 2nd in 1982
Chai came in 2nd in 1983
Kan came in 3rd in 1991
Diva won first place in 1998

Israel's 2015 entry: Nadav Guedj        
Song: Golden Boy
Israel's song made it into the finals, coming 9th
Israel's 2014 entry: Mei Finegold
Song: Same Heart
Israel's 2013 entry: Moran Mazor
Israel's 2012 entry: Izabo
Song: Time

Israel's 2011 entry: Dana International

Song: Ding Dong
Israel's 2010 entry: Harel Skaat
Song: Milim
Of the 25 finalists, Israel came 14th with 71 points.
Israel's 2009 entry: Harel Skaat

Israel's 2008 entry: Boaz

Israel's 2007 entry: Teapacks
Song: Push the Button
Israel participated in the semi-final in Helsinki on May 10, 2007 but the song did not make it into the final.
Israel's 2006 entry: Eddie Butler
Song: Ze Hazman
Israel's 2005 entry: Shiri Maymon
Israel came FOURTH
Israel's 2004 entry: David D'or
Song: Lehaamin
Israel did not make the finals, but the 2004 winner was Ruslana from the Ukraine with her song "Wild Dances"  - which is now a popular Israeli line dance!
Israel's 2003 entry: Lior Narkis
Israel's 2002 entry: Sarit Hadad
Israel's 2001 entry: Tal Sondak
Song: Ein Davar
Israel's 2000 entry: Ping Pong
Song: Sameyach
Israel's 1999 entry: Eden
Israel's 1998 entry: Dana International
Song: Diva
Israel's 1995 entry: Liora
Song: Amen
Israel's 1993 entry: Lakahat Shiru
Song: Shiru
Israel's 1992 entry: Dafna
Israel's 1991 entry: Duo Datz
Song: Kan
Israel's 1990 entry: Rita
Israel's 1989 entry: Gili ve Galit
Israel's 1988 entry: Yardena Arazi
Song: Ben Adam
Israel's 1987 entry: Datner & Kushnir
Israel's 1986 entry: Moti Galadi & Sarai Tzuriel
Song: Yavoh Yom
Israel's 1985 entry: Izhar Cohen
Song: Oleh Oleh
Israel's 1983 entry: Ofra Haza
Song: Chai
Israel's 1982 entry: Avi Toledano
Song: Hora
Israel's 1981 entry: Habibi
Song: Halailah
Israel's 1979 entry: Milk & Honey
Israel's 1978 entry: Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta
Song: Abanibi
Israel's 1977 entry: Ilanit
Israel's 1976 entry: Chocolate, Menta, Mastik
Israel's 1975 entry: Shlomo Artzi
Song: At Va'ani
Israel's 1974 entry: Poogy
Israel's 1973 entry: Ilanit
Song: Ei sham

Eurovision year Contest held in Winner
2015 Vienna, Austria Sweden
2014 Copenhagen, Denmark Austria
2013 Malmo, Sweden Denmark
2012 Baku, Azerbaijan Sweden
2011 Dusseldorf, Germany Azerbaijan
2010 Oslo, Norway Germany
2009 Russia Norway
2008 Belgrade, Serbia Russia
2007 Helsinki, Finland Serbia
2006 Athens, Greece  
2005 Kiev, Ukraine  
2004 Istanbul, Turkey Ukraine

See all of Israel's participants through the years
See the full list of Israel's Eurovision entries
Israel's entries and placings
Articles from the archive
In preparation for 2012:  "Israeli DJ conquers Azerbaijan"
European Countries
Eurovision Austria
Eurovision Denmark
Eurovision France
Eurovision Germany - site in German
Eurovision Greece - site in English and Greek
Eurovision Kazakhstan
Eurovision Iceland - site in English and Icelandic
Eurovision Malta
Eurovision Monaco
Eurovision Netherlands - site in English and Dutch
Eurovision Spain - site in Spanish
Eurovision Turkey - site in English and Turkish
Eurovision artists - Dutch website
Eurovision database - unofficial site
Many thanks to Les Posen of Melbourne, Australia, and to Gila Ansell Brauner, Elearning & Resource Division, The Jewish Agency for Israel for some of the links, and to the Rikud chat list for the discussion thread.
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