The X Factor is acting as the Eurovision selection method for Israel this year, with the competition nearing the final stages. The final takes place on the 5th of February.
The eight competing songs selected for the finalists will be aired on a special broadcast on January 30th. Each finalist will perform two songs each.
On February 3rd, two days before the final, the program ‘Our Song for Eurovision’ will be hosted on Reshet 13. In this program, the singers are allocated their entries. A mix of jury vote, a professional committee and televoting will determine the allocation.
The final features two parts. In the first part, the four finalists sing a cover song. Ultimately one act is eliminated in this round. In the second round, the three finalists will perform their potential Eurovision entry. The winner ultimately decided by a mix of 50% televote, 25% judges and 25% professional committee.
The judges on the show are Netta, Ran Danker, Miri Mesika, Aviv Geffen and Margalit Tzan’ani.