Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Israel was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, held in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Israeli broadcaster IBA continued to use a national final, Kdam Eurovision, to select their entry.

Eurovision Song Contest 1989
Country Israel
National selection
Selection processKdam Eurovision 1989
Selection date(s)30 March 1989
Selected entrantGili and Galit
Selected song"Derekh Hamelekh"
Selected songwriter(s)Shaike Paikov
Finals performance
Final result12th, 50 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Kdam Eurovision 1989Edit

The final was hosted by Moshe Beker and Shira Gera. 12 songs competed in the final held on 30 March 1989, where regional televoting chose the winner. Members of the public were phoned at random and were asked for their favourite song. These results were converted into votes for 6 regions of Israel.[1]

The winner was Gili Netanel and Galit Burg-Michael with the song "Derekh Hamelekh".

Final – 27 March 1989
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Nissim Garameh "Holef lo im hazman" 31 5
2 Vardina Cohen "Shvil ha'zahav" 12 9
3 Osnat Zano "Hagvul hu hashamayim" 12 9
4 Anat Atzmon "Bachalom" 34 4
5 Milk and Honey "Ani ma'amin" 26 8
6 Mango "Yedidai" 30 6
7 Avi Dor and Shem Zmani "Mebit mehatzad" 27 7
8 Avi Toledano "Dayenu" 60 2
9 Romi Halachmi "Eich ze koreh" 3 12
10 Aliza Aviv and Revi'iyat Aviv "Shalom al aretz" 4 11
11 Gili and Galit "Derekh hamelekh" 68 1
12 Ofira and Ravit Yosefi "Lismoach ve lirkod" 41 3
Detailed Regional Voting Results
Draw Song Jerusalem HaSharon Haifa and
Northern District
Southern
District
Shfela Tel Aviv and
Gush Dan
Total
1 "Holef lo im hazman" 6 4 1 6 12 2 31
2 "Shvil ha'zahav" 2 3 3 4 12
3 "Hagvul hu hashamayim" 3 2 3 4 12
4 "Bachalom" 5 8 5 5 6 5 34
5 "Ani ma'amin" 4 5 4 4 3 6 26
6 "Yedidai" 8 6 2 7 7 30
7 "Mebit mehatzad" 7 8 7 2 3 27
8 "Dayenu" 10 10 12 10 8 10 60
9 "Eich ze koreh" 1 1 1 3
10 "Shalom al aretz" 1 2 1 4
11 "Derekh hamelekh" 12 12 10 12 10 12 68
12 "Lismoach ve lirkod" 7 6 7 8 5 8 41

At EurovisionEdit

Netanel and Burg-Michael performed 2nd on the night of the contest, following Italy and preceding Ireland. At the close of the voting it had received 50 points, placing 12th in a field of 22.[2]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ISRAELI NATIONAL FINAL 1989".
  2. ^ "Final of Lausanne 1989". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Lausanne 1989". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.