The final of the “The Next Star” — Israel’s Eurovision 2015 selection — takes place on Tuesday, February 17, at 21:00 Israel time (so 19:00 GMT and 20:00 CET). You can watch it on this link.

As the competition draws closer, Israeli Eurofans are busy debating which of the four finalists has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to sing for Israel at ESC. Sari Nachmias brings a unique voice and major “cool chick” vibes. Avia Shoshani knows how to build the drama and squeeze every inch of emotion out of a song. Nadav Guedj has drawn comparisons to Justin Timberlake. And Iki Levy & the Rasta Hebrew Men channel the Caribbean with their reggae music and laidback attitude. How do choose among all that?

We’re not sure, but pretty soon you’ll have to. Who do you think would be the best choice for Israel at Eurovision 2015? If you didn’t follow the show, you can read our previous posts and review the performances to help you make up your mind. They’re linked below. You can also check out our video preview.

Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you would like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count. This poll closes Monday at 8pm Israel time, on the eve of the final.

Preview: Who will win “The Next Star Israel”?

The 4 Finalists:

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Sari Nachmias (The cool chick)

 

 

 

Avia Shoshani (The soul-touching singer)

 

 

 

Rasta

Iki Levy & The Rasta Hebrew Man (The reggae band)

 

 

 

Nadav Guedj (The Israeli Justin Timberlake)

 

 

 

Poll: WHO SHOULD WIN “The Next Star”?

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Adrian
Adrian
6 years ago

I liked your video, but I’m afraid you guys are way off base here… It is VERY CLEAR to anyone who was following ‘Rising Star’ that your personal LEAST favorite act – Iki Levy & the Rasta Hebrew Men – will be chosen; It is already a ‘done deal’ as we know that company that produces the show have always chosen the act to win, they have done is 12 times before (since 2003). OK, maybe you do not like them, maybe you do not like Reggae, but from this 4 they are simply the most professional, most polished and… Read more »

Blair
Blair
6 years ago

@ Mei International. It’s because no-one votes for a pariah state.

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

@Maya G – IBA will never collaborate with foreign songwriters because it’s not part of its DNA. It can’t even begin to grasp that concept. Let’s face it – Svika Pik is the only Israeli who ever composed for Ukraine and Georgia in the past, but there’s no one else in Israel who is either interested or even has a reputation as a sought-after songwriter. That is because Eurovision in Israel is a playground for a few hundred vocal fans and an old guard of has-beens and functionaries: They have no idea about cross-border cooperation nor about attracting foreign interest.… Read more »

Maya G
Maya G
6 years ago

Like Erin wrote, the whole voting through the app is a cheap ploy to give the viewers the illusion that they have an impact. as long as the judges have 40% power they’re the ones who call the shots, and the producers probably already decided on a winner, and my bet is that it’s Nadav. On one hand he is a good choice, very fresh and a genuine pop singer, he could bring something different than the average Israeli entry. On the other hand, the Israeli pop scene is practically non existent, I don’t know where they’ll find someone to… Read more »

Erin
Erin
6 years ago

The Rasta Hebrew Men folks are quoted as saying that they’ll either go to Vienna as a 9 member group or they won’t go at all. They are aware that only 6 of them can appear on the stage, but insist on going there together. The IBA is not going to like this, unless the band agrees to cover a significant chunk of the expenses. In any case, the only reason The Next Star’s production is letting the public vote for the singer, but not for the actual song sent to Vienna, is because they want as many people to… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

@ Mei international I totally agree. And Moran Mazor.

dawe
dawe
6 years ago

Nadav Guedj, he is rapper. We don’t need any other female singer. And if not Nadav, send the rasta group. Send something original, dear Israel. I love your songs 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. One of my fav countries.

Mei International
Mei International
6 years ago

I am from Israel. I never liked this method of selecting our artist. We have had poor success the last 4 years (even with Dana International, our DIVA) that I was hoping the rumors would come true we were sending Asaf Avidan. Maybe I could be wrong, but I do not think this is our ticket to the final. We need someone more established.

Also Mei Finegold gave such a powerful peformance last year! How it did so poorly is beyond me (and how Belarus and Switzerland got in over her).

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

I’ve been big on Sari Nachmias from the beginning, and she hasn’t lost my support.