Israel: Will the Eurovision 2022 representative be selected through X Factor?

April 6, 2021

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According to Israeli media, The X Factor Israel will be returning in 2022 and the winner will go onto represent Israel at Eurovision 2022. It was previously reported the judging panel will consist of X Factor formt creator Simon Cowell, Eurovision 2018 winner Netta and Israeli rock musician Aviv Geffen.

How did X Factor get chosen as the selection method?

Local media in Israel reported that Israeli broadcaster KAN put its Eurovision selection method for tender. Two bids were presented to KAN including KESHET 12 with The Next Star (selection method from 2015-2020) and  Reshet 13 with The X Factor. It has been reported that Reshet 13 bid won and met the requirements of KAN.

About X Factor Israel?

The Israeli version of X Factor has had three seasons, with a series every two years between 2013-2017. The show was hosted by Eurovision 2019 presenter Bar Refaeli and the last winner is Eurovision 2021 representative Eden Alene, she won the third series in 2017. As previously mentioned, Eurovision 2018 winner Netta is expected to be a judge alongside Simon Cowell and Aviv Geffen in 2022.

Are you excited at the prospect of X Factor selecting Israel’s Eurovision 2022 representative? How do you think the last Israeli X Factor winner Eden Alene will do at Eurovision 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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