Israel 1976

Israel took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976. The country was represented by Chocolate, Menta, Mastik with the song « Emor Shalom » written by Ehud Manor and composed by Matti Caspi. they was selected by Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in an internal selection since then four years their début at the contest in 1973, the Israeli broadcaster, to represent the country at the contest, held in The Hague, Netherlands.

National final

Chocolate, Menta, Mastik, who had already been chosen to represent Israel, sang three songs in the final. A jury chose the best song. The final was hosted by Ehud Manor, the songwriter of the winning song.

Draw Song Informal translation Place
1 « Emor Shalom » (אמור שלום) Say Hello 1st
2 « Keshet BeAnan » (קשת בענן) Rainbow 3rd
3 « Ze tov, Ze tov » (זה טוב, זה טוב) That’s good, That’s good 2nd

At Eurovision

The ensemble performed fourth on the night of the contest, following Germany and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of the voting, the song had received 77 points, placing Israel in fourth out of a field of 18 competing countries (the highest being 10 from Italy). The Israeli jury awarded its 12 points to the United Kingdom.[1] The Israeli spokesperson revealing the result of the Israeli vote in the final was Yitzhak Shim’oni.

Points awarded to Israel

Points awarded to Israel (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Israel

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Austria
8 points  Netherlands
7 points  Monaco
6 points  Finland
5 points  France
4 points   Switzerland
3 points  Ireland
2 points  Italy
1 point  Belgium

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