Date: Saturday 22 April 1978. Israel participated in and won the Eurovision song contest 1978, held on April 22, 1978 in Paris, France. A re-count of the votes of the individual jury members broke the tie, and Cohen won the ticket to Paris. 1978 marked the first year Israel held a proper national final to select their Eurovision entry. Enfin, en 1996, l'UER instaura une épreuve de présélection, au terme de laquelle Israël fut éliminé4. They took a corridor, then an elevator. This was Israels first victory in the contest and the first victory for a country outside of continental Europe. But in 1980 not only did Israel decline to do so, it also didn’t send a representative to defend its winner status abroad. From 1981 the selection process was handled by the Kdam Eurovision with the exceptions of 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002–2004, 2006–2007 and 2010 where the selections were again picked by the Israel … Note: Entries scored out are when Israel did not compete, Controversy with North African and Arab broadcasters, O'Connor, John Kennedy. The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 was the 23rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. 2003, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Телевизионная передача "Мелодии и ритмы зарубежной эстрады", "Selostajat ja taustalaulajat läpi vuosien? At the age of 18, he joined the Nahal entertainment troupe (the same troupe that counted Yardena Arazi as one of its members) for his National Service in the army and was one of the most played artists in Israel during the 1970s. Izhak Graziani served as the musical director. The story goes that since the Israeli broadcaster didn't buy enough airtime and those watching through neighboring broadcasters like Jordan never saw the end of the voting, many Israelis had no idea they had won until the following morning. The Eurovision Song Contest winners of 1978 and 1979 were selected by this method. The contest was won by Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta who represented Israel with the song "A-Ba-Ni-Bi". Israel reciprocated the Netherlands' 12 points, awarding Harmony and "'t Is OK" their sole twelve points. He therefore sang the first few lines in gibberish before finding the words again. In addition, the two presenters served as commentators for France. That number is impressive, given that Israel now ranks sixth on the all-time leaderboard of Eurovision winners, behind Ireland (7), Sweden (6), France (5), the … Eurovision Song Contest 1979 Draw: 10 Country: Israel Artist: Milk and Honey Song: Hallelujah Place: 1 Points: 125 Israel was the winner of Eurovision 1978 with 157 points. Izhar Cohen is an Israeli singer and actor raised in a family of performers. Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final: Listed below is the order in which votes were cast during the 1978 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country. The venue was built by French architect Guillaume Gillet, and was inaugurated in 1974. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90) 6. It marked Israel's first win at the contest and the first win for a country outside of continental Europe. Lannoo, Belgium. By an amazing coincidence, these points were presented by Izhar Cohen). Until 1977, the rules required that countries perform in one of its official languages. The up-tempo disco number became the favorite to win during rehearsals in Paris, with Hirsh suddenly inundated by international contracts. From 1981 the selection process was handled by the Kdam Eurovision with the exceptions of 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002–2004, 2006–2007 and 2010 where the selections were again picked by the IBA . Israel then achieved victories in 1978 and 1979, with wins for Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta, with the song "A-Ba-Ni-Bi", and Milk and Honey, with "Hallelujah". Only one country (Sweden) failed to award the Israeli entry any points at all. The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 was the 23rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersons, O'Connor, John Kennedy. 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