Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982

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Eurovision Song Contest 1982
Country Israel
National selection
Selection processKdam Eurovision 1982
Selection date(s)3 April 1982
Selected entrantAvi Toledano
Selected song"Hora"
Finals performance
Final result2nd, 100 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1981 1982 1983►

Israel returned at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, at the contest, which took place in Harrogate, United Kingdom on 24 February.

Their entry was Avi Toledano with the song "Hora" after he won the Israeli national final, Kdam Eurovision 1982. At Eurovision, the song came second, having received 100 points. He had previously participated in the Israeli selection process of last year with the song "Karnaval".

Kdam Eurovision[edit]

The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) final to select their entry was held on 3 March in the Jerusalem Theater in Jerusalem, and was hosted by Daniel Pe'er. The votes of seven 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 ten songs.

The winning entry was "Hora", performed by Avi Toledano and also composed by him, with lyrics written by Yoram Taharlev.

Result of the national final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Place Points
01 Yardena Arazi "Musica nisheret" (מוזיקה נשארת) Music remains 2 67
02 Izhar Cohen "El ha'or" (אל האור) To the light 7 31
03 Svika Pick "Romantica" (רומנטיקה) Romance 6 36
04 The Brothers & the Sisters "Romeo veYulia" (רומיאו ויוליה) Romeo and Juliet 5 38
05 Sassi Keshet & Psagot "Himalaya" (הימלאיה) Himalayas 4 46
06 Kesem "Boomerang" (בומרנג) 11 11
07 Avi Toledano "Hora" (הורה) 1 72
08 Sexta "Ken velav" (כן ולאו) Yes and no 12 4
09 Yoav Shemer "Mangina la'olam" (מנגינה לעולם) Melody forever 8 14
10 Yigal Bashan "Ze harega" (זה הרגע) This is the moment 9= 13
11 Haim Zadok "Kor'im la ahava" (קוראים לה אהבה) It's called love 9= 13
12 Isolir Band "Melody" (מלודי) 3 61
Jury votes
Song Rishon LeZion Tel Aviv Kiryat Shmona Haifa Ashkelon Jerusalem Ashdot Ya'akov Total
Musica nisheret 10 12 10 7 10 6 12 67
El ha'or 2 4 4 5 5 4 7 31
Romantica 6 6 5 6 7 6 36
Romeo veYulia 4 5 6 8 7 3 5 38
Himalaya 12 7 7 1 6 10 3 46
Boomerang 5 2 1 4 1 11
Hora 8 10 8 12 12 12 10 72
Ken velav 3 1 4
Mangina la'olam 3 2 3 4 2 14
Ze harega 3 1 4 3 2 13
Kor'im la ahava 1 2 1 5 4 13
Melodi 7 8 12 10 8 8 8 61

Spokespersons[edit]

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final at the Harrogate International Centre, Avi Toledano performed 15th in the running order, following Yugoslavia and preceding Netherlands. At the close of voting, "Hora" had received 100 points (the highest being 12s from Finland, Germany), placing Israel in second out of a field of 18 competing countries behind Germany's winner singer Nicole which increased 61 points gap was recorded between Toledano. The Israeli jury awarded its 12 points to Germany. The Israeli spokesperson revealing the result of the Israeli vote in the final was Yitzhak Shim'oni.

Points awarded to Israel [2]
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  Germany
10 points   Switzerland
8 points  Spain
7 points  Cyprus
6 points  Belgium
5 points  Luxembourg
4 points  Austria
3 points  Ireland
2 points  United Kingdom
1 point  Portugal

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