With Eurovision 2016 getting closer and closer, Israel has finally confirmed the date for the final of The Next Star For Eurovision 2016. The grand final will take place on March 3 and will be broadcast live. The public will also be able to vote for their favourite.
In previous episodes of Next Star, we’ve only seen auditions. And while you may have felt it was unfolding in real time, the shows were actually pre-recorded. And so it goes moving forward: All the episodes have already been filmed except for the finale. This means that behind the scenes, the four finalists were chosen, with the show’s producers keeping their identities a closely guarded secret.
Many songwriters were approached by the show this week and were asked to write songs for the lucky four as their potential Eurovision entry. There’s a possibility that we’ll hear these songs at the grand final – the Next Star producers are currently considering this.
“Golden Boy” took Israel to the grand final for the first time since 2010. It also brought Israel its best score since 2008. Significantly, “Golden Boy” was the first time Israel had entered a song with entirely English lyrics, having previously favoured songs with a mix of Hebrew and English.
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