Tonight in Neve Ilan, Israel’s Eden Alene will sing her four songs for Rotterdam. The winner of the show, which we’ll know through 60% jury and 40% televote, will then represent Israel in Eurovision 2020. We asked you which entry you want to see represent Israel and your favourite was “Rakata”.
The Next Song for Eurovision 2020 poll results
Since the songs were released on Wednesday, fans have been all over “Rakata”. Besides the connection to “Cherry Red”, fans have also praised the African influences and catchy rhythm. So, unsurprisingly, “Rakata” – accent on the “ta” – won the apparently three-horse race. Because the fan support has been so significant over the past week, it comes as no surprise that the song won with such ease. It got 731 votes, which made up 38.49% of the total.
“Feker Libi”, written by famous songwriters Doron Medalie and Idan Raichel, came second. But instead of being a frontrunner, it found itself in a close fight for number two. The penta-lingual bop scored 527 votes, which account for 27.75% of the result.
“Roots” will be a dark horse coming into the national final. Though the songwriters behind it are two very well-known lyricists, the fans didn’t instantly love it. However, there is some consensus that the song is a grower, and Eden may be planning something crazy for the live performance. With 513 votes, the track came a close third, achieving 27.01% of your votes.
Lightyears below the top three, the explosive ballad “Savior in the Sound” landed a distant fourth. The song is clearly a jury song, but did inspire marginal support. Some fans just love an underdog. It only got votes from 128 of our readers, which means 6.74% of the total vote.
Tonight, Eden will perform all four songs live for the first time, and later we will know the winning song.
Do the results match your taste? Which song do you predict will win tonight?