Three months after the Israeli artist selection X Factor for Eurovision 2022 began, we have a final four. Each of the artists will sing two songs on Thursday, in the selection show Our Song for Eurovision 2022. The show will not select the Israeli entry for Turin, but will determine which of their two songs each artist will perform on Saturday’s X Factor finale. KAN has now revealed the eight potential entries on their radio stations.
Which songs should the X Factor finalists sing in Israel?
The top four of X Factor for Eurovision 2022 will sing two entries each in the Thursday show, meant to choose the final four entries for Saturday. The reveal featured all four finalists in a talk-show format show.
You can watch the reveal on this YouTube link on KAN’s channel…if it’s available in your country. We are having to use a VPN here in the UK. You can also try watching on this link from KAN.
Below we have a series of polls to determine which song you want each artist to sing, and which is your favourite overall.
Inbal Bibi‘s entries were first in the running order, with her entries “Zaza” (זזה) and “Marionette” being first to sound in the studio. “Zaza” is a bi-lingual, electro-infused, ethnic pop track, that had the whole studio dancing. “Marionette” is a shift in style, a powerful mid-tempo track with thumping percussion, co-written by the writer of Eden Alene’s 2020 NF entry “Rakata”.
Michael Ben David‘s song were next in the reveal. His songs “Don’t” and “I.M.” followed a contemporary, empowering, dance pop style. The latter of the two includes a more experimental, sassy style, and features a familiar name – Chen Aharoni is among the songwriters.
Eli Huli wrote his own two songs, which sets him apart from the other three finalists. “Blinded Dreamers” and “Nostalgia”, both penned in collaboration with renowned Israeli producer Roby Fayer, follow a more emotional, somewhat indie vibe. The former is more up-tempo, though both convey a similar feeling.
Sapir Saban then revealed her “Breaking My Own Walls” and “Head Up”. While “Breaking My Own Walls” is a slow ballad with Middle Eastern influences demonstrating Saban’s vocal ability, “Head Up” is an up-tempo track, highly influenced by the Mizrahi pop scene. Both tracks were written by teams of successful Israeli songwriters.
Even though Thursday’s show will only determine which song each of the finalists sings on Saturday, we still have to ask: Which of the eight songs is your favourite? Let us know in this final poll below.