Eurovision’s Israeli hits


On the occasion of the 2019 edition of the Eurovision, of which the final will take place on Saturday May 18th 2019 in Tel-Aviv in Israel, the European Institute for Jewish Music offers you a selection of the best Israeli hits of this prestigious contest.

Introduction of the Eurovision 2019 by Israel’s Philharmonic Orchestra :

The Eurovision Song Contest was created the 24th of May 1956, in Lugano, in Switzerland by the Swiss public television chief executive, Marcel Bezençon, following the model of the Sanremo festival. Organized every year by the European Union of Radio-television, the EUR, this event is a music contest of every country of the Union.
The number of participants never stopped growing, starting with seven countries for its creation to around forty today.

Israel attends the Eurovision Song contest since its 18th edition, in 1973, and won it four times : in 1978, 1979, 1998 and 2018.

The Eurovision stays one of the oldest TV programs in the world, and the most important music contest ever organized. Its success surpassed the borders of Europe and inspired many other music contests.

Good listening …

The top 10 of Israeli’s Eurovision songs :

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  • Ey Sham Israel - Ilanit (1973)

  • Abanibi Israel - Izar Cohen (1978)

  • Hallelujah - Milk & Honey (1979)

  • Hora Israel - Avi Tolédano (1982)

  • ’Hai - Ofra Haza (1983)

  • Ole Ole Israel - Izar Cohen (1985)

  • Diva (live) - Dana-International (1998)

  • Hasheket Shenishar - Shiri-Maymon (2005)

  • The Fire In Your Eyes (live) - Boaz-Mauda (2008)

  • Rak Bishvilo (live) - Moran Mazor (2013)

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