Israel will be singing its heart out along with 26 other countries after qualifying for the 2015 1a>Eurovision1b> final for the first time in five years.
Representing his country on Saturday night is 16-year-old Nadav Guedj singing “Golden Boy”. His semi-final rendition was met with loud applause on Thursday night and is a favourite to make it into the top 10.
Israeli singer Moran Mazor was under heavy security protection during her stay in Malmö, Sweden, where she competed in the Eurovision Song Contest. Israeli journalists told Swedish radio that they were followed by a group of young men who said they wanted to bomb the Israelis' hotel rooms.
If some of the musicians performing at this year's Eurovision Song Contest would have trouble locating the host country, Azerbaijan, on a map, for one singer the competition has been something of a homecoming.
Ran Shem-Tov, the lead singer of Israel's entry – rock band Izabo – has revealed that his grandfather came from Baku, the Azari capital.
After last year's debacle with Dana International, Israel has chosen a relativly unknown act to represent it in the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held this year in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 26. This is Izabo, with Time.
In a shocking turn of events, Israel's former Eurovision champion Dana International did not make it to the finals of this year's contest. Watch her perform "Ding Dong" in the second semi-final in Dussleldorf and see if you think it was the right decision.