Israel 1981

Israel returned at the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 At the contest, this year held in Dublin, Ireland, after withdrawing from the 1980 contest because of National Day of Remembrance.

Their entry was Hakol Over Habibi with the song « Halayla » (Tonight) after he won the Israeli national final, Kdam Eurovision 1981. At Eurovision, the song came seventh, having received 56 points.

Kdam Eurovision

The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was decided to hold instead of Israel Song Festival, a competition designed to select a song for the contest. final to select their entry was held on 3 March in Jerusalem, and was hosted by Daniel Pe’er. The votes of nine regional juries across Israel decided the winner.[1] Each place had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) for their top twelve songs.

The winning entry was « Halayla« , performed by Hakol Over Habibi and composed by Shuki Levy, with lyrics written by Shlomit Aharon, Yuval Dor.

Result of the national final

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Place Points
01 Eitan Masuri « Etmol » (אתמול) Yesterday 7 35
02 Milk and Honey « Serenada » (סרנדה) Serenade 4 61
03 Mike Burstyn « Sviv kol ha’olam » (סביב כל העולם) All around the world 6 57
04 Sexta « Cinderella » (סינדרלה) 2 75
05 Miri Aloni « Piyus » (פיוס) Conciliation 10 11
06 Irit Bulka « Mona Lisa » (מונה ליזה) 8 31
07 Gary Eckstein « Aya ve Dan » (איה ודן) Aya & Dan 12 4
08 Hedva Amrani « Bo elai » (בוא אליי) Come to me 9 24
09 Shlomo Gronich & Dafna Armoni « Kaleidoscope » (קליידוסקופ) 10 6
10 Avi Toledano « Karnaval » (קרנבל) Carnival 3 69
11 Hakol Over Habibi « Halayla » (הלילה) Tonight 1 91
12 Yigal Bashan « Ten li » (תן לי) Give me 5 58
Jury votes
Song Tel Aviv Karmiel Kfar Saba Haifa Tzora Herzliya Ashdod Lakhish Jerusalem Total
Etmol 8 2 4 8 2 5 6 35
Serenada 10 6 6 7 8 7 7 3 7 61
Sviv kol ha’olam 4 5 5 12 10 5 4 10 2 57
Cinderella 12 7 8 5 5 12 12 2 12 75
Piyus 2 3 1 5 11
Mona Lisa 3 4 3 3 4 3 2 5 4 31
Aya ve Dan 1 1 1 1 4
Bo elai 2 3 1 1 4 3 4 6 24
Kaleidoscope 1 2 2 1 6
Karnaval 5 12 10 6 7 6 8 7 8 69
Halayla 7 8 12 10 12 10 10 12 10 91
Ten li 6 10 7 4 6 8 6 8 3 58

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Hakol Over Habibi as « Habibi » performed 5th in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Denmark. Shlomit Aharon, the soloist of the band took the contest as she during a progressive pregnancy. At the close of voting « Halayla » had received 56 points, placing Israel seventh of the 20 entries. The Israeli spokesperson revealing the result of the Israeli vote in the final was Dan Kaner.

Voting

Votes of the Israeli jury:[2]

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
12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Ireland
8 points  Germany
7 points  France
6 points  Spain
5 points  Cyprus
4 points  Netherlands
3 points  Luxembourg
2 points  Finland
1 point  Belgium

References