The finalists on “The Next Star”, the singing reality show that will choose the Israeli representative for Eurovision 2015, are dropping like flies. Today we’re down from 16 finalists to just 10.
Yes, following the big reveal of the 16 finalists last week, we finally saw head-to-head battles. They took place over two shows that each featured eight contestants. As all you math majors can figure that, that’s a total of four battles per show.
In each battle, the four judges suggested a song for each contestant, who then chose one to perform on stage. The first singer received a score from the jury and audience. Then the other singer sang behind a screen. If the second singer managed to beat the score of the first, then the screen would rise up, signalling that the second singer had won the battle and would proceed in the contest. If not, the first singer won.
The judges were allowed to save two more artists from the losers.
The 10 finalists are:
The competition continues next week. You can watch the shows live every Sunday and Tuesday at 21:00 Israel time (so 19:00 GMT and 20:00 CET) on this link.
Do you have a favourite yet? Who do you think would be the best choice for Israel at Eurovision 2015?