Three weeks late after its scheduled start on October 31, the talent show begins tonight HaKokhav HaBa (Rising Star) which will determine its representative Israel to 68th Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Malmö, Sweden the coming one May.
The armed conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to the so far delayed start of the talent show, with Keshet 12 executives deciding not to air the show until now. HaKokhav HaBa after the outcry from the Israeli media and the Israeli people for the upcoming premiere of the show at the end of October.
Yes, its title HaKokhav HaBa changes and will now be called as The Next Star – Special Edition 2023. However, the name change does not change anything regarding his involvement Israel at Eurovision 2024as the winner of The Next Star will be the one to receive the anointing to represent it Israel in the Malme.
The presenters of the show will be Assi Azar and Rotem Sela who have been in this position since 2014. The members of the jury will be Shiri Maimon, Itay Levy, Assaf Amdorsky, Ran Dankar and Keren Pels while a new addition is o Eden Hasson.
Through HaKokhav HaBa the Israel managed to qualify every year to the final of our favorite competition from 2015 to 2020while the 2018 the Netta she was the winner too Eurovision with the song “Toy”.
This year it Israel in Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool he was represented by the explosive Noa Kirel and the song “Unicorn” which gave the Middle Eastern country third place in the Grand Final by accumulating 362 points.