Israel 1974

Israel took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, represented by Poogy with the song « Natati La Khayay« . This entry became the second Israeli entry at Eurovision.

The band was selected by Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in an internal selection following the success of their album Poogy Tales, to represent the country at the contest, which took place on 6 April in Brighton, United Kingdom.

At Eurovision

Poogy performed 6th on the night of the contest at The Dome in Brighton, following Greece‘s Marinella and preceding the Yugoslavia‘s Korni Grupa. According to the laws of the contest, only six people are allowed to perform on the stage during the performance, and therefore Yoni Rechter, the keyboardist of the band, had to be the conductor of the orchestra. The voting system tried between 1971 and 1973 was abandoned, and for 1974 returned to the previous system of ten jury members in each country awarding one vote each.

At the close of the voting the song had received of 11 points, placing Israel 7th (with Ireland) out of a field of 17 competing countries.[1] The Israeli spokesperson revealing the result of the Israeli vote in the final was Yitzhak Shim’oni.

Points awarded to Israel

12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Israel

2 points  Finland
 Luxembourg
 Sweden
1 point  Ireland
 Italy
 Monaco
 Netherlands

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