Isreali Eurovision website EuroMix.co.il reports that around 130 songs submitted for Israeli selection process for Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Sadly this is lowest number of submissions since 2018 and it was down by 90 from last year’s selection for Eden Alene entry at Eurovision 2021.
A committee will review and listen all of the 130 song submissions with selecting 8 songs for the finalists of the The X-Factor Israel.
Reason behind low song submissions that songwriters struggled to write for singers that they were not familiar with. KAN and Channel 13 invited songwriters to attend the semi-finals of the X-Factor Israel to get know the hopefuls but only 10 songwriters attended live show with some attending virtually screening of the show from Channel 13 offices.
Entry that will be represented Israel at Eurovision 2022 will be determined over number of weeks fallowing that X-Factor Israel will be broadcasted 1st semi final on Channel 13 and 2nd semi final at KAN 11.
How the selection will work:
-Each contestant who made in final 4 will perform 2 original songs that selected by the professional committee.
-Of the 2 songs only 1 song per artist will qualify for the final.
X Factor Israel final will be broadcasted on Reshet 13,which each finalist will perform the song that qualified for the final. Winner of X Factor Israel will represent Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Eden Alene represented Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with song ”Set Me Free”.