Israel has chosen their 2016 act for Eurovision with the format of a televised talent program titled Rising Star. Over a number of weeks, acts were eliminated from the contest, and in the final, only four acts remained.
The four acts were:
Hovi Star – Made Of Stars
Nofar Salman – Made Of Stars
Ella Daniel – Somebody Out There
Gil Hadash – Follow The Sun
The voting was done solely by the public, who voted Hovi Star, with the appropriately named song, Made of Stars.
After the success of Nadav Guedj and the song Golden Boy last year, the public broadcaster IBA decided to collaborate with the format of Rising Star, which is the format of Tedy Productions and Keshet Broadcasting.
Learn more about Hovi Star:
Hovi has been performing professionally since 2009, and found his fame on the television programme, A Star is Born. Since then, he has released a number of singles and performed across the world. He has also composed songs for others, and has been asked to join the dubbing ensemble for the Hebrew versions of Disney and Pixar films, including the popular films Frozen and Inside Out.
Among his other interests includes fashion, which will be represented in his stage performance at Eurovision this year.
His song for Eurovision titled Made of Stars has been revamped since the national final, and you can listen to it below. If you think Hovi has what it takes to win, make sure to vote for him here.