Israel 1986

Israel was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.

Kdam Eurovision 1986

The Israeli national final to select their entry was held on 27 March at the Jerusalem center for the performing arts in Jerusalem, and was hosted by Daniel Pe’er and Rivka Michaeli. The votes of seven regional juries across Israel decided the winner.

The winning entry was « Yavo Yom, » performed by Moti Giladi and Sarai Tzuriel and composed by Yoram Zadok, with lyrics written by Giladi.

Result of the national final

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Yehuda Tamir « Na’ara » (נערה) 43 4th (tie)
2 Shlishiyat Adama « La ve’li » (לה ולי) 17 10th (tie)
3 Miri Aloni « Kmo ha’emuna » (כמו האמונה) 26 8th
4 Moti Giladi and Sarai Tzuriel « Yavo Yom » (יבוא יום) 66 1st
5 Boaz Sharabi « Halevai » (הלוואי) 1 12th
6 Doron Mazar « Nagni li balalaika » (נגני לי בללייקה) 56 2nd
7 Rita « Shvil ha’bricha » (שביל הבריחה) 43 4th (tie)
8 Shula Chen « Gitara » (גיטרה) 17 10th (tie)
9 Arba Lev Adom « Yesh » (יש) 24 9th
10 Isolir Band « Kafe o te » (קפה או תה) 40 6th
11 Svika Pick « Layla layla » (לילה לילה) 27 7th
12 Haim Moshe « Le’chaim » (לחיים) 46 3rd
Jury votes
Song A B C D E F G Total
Na’ara 6 8 6 3 5 7 8 43
La ve’li 1 1 4 5 6 17
Kmo ha’emnuna 5 5 1 6 5 4 26
Yavo yom 12 10 10 8 12 8 6 66
Halevai 1 1
Nagni li balalaika 7 7 12 4 8 6 12 56
Shvil habricha 4 12 7 7 7 1 5 43
Gitara 3 4 10 17
Yesh 10 2 2 2 3 2 3 24
Kafe o te 8 4 3 10 10 3 2 40
Layla layla 6 8 1 1 4 7 27
Le’chaim 2 3 5 12 2 12 10 46

Juries: A=Tel-Aviv, B=Eilat, C=Jerusalem, D=Golan Heights, E=Haifa, F=Herzliya, G=Or Akiva

At Eurovision

Moti Giladi and Sarai Tzuriel performed eleventh on the night of the contest, following Switzerland and preceding Ireland. At the close of the voting it had received 7 points, placing 19th in a field of 20 competing countries. Up to that point, it was the worst-ranking song Israel had ever sent to the Contest.

Points awarded to Israel (19th, 7 pts)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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