Israeli band eliminated from Eurovision competition
Band’s lead singer believed the group ‘had a chance,’ as the band ‘Izabo’ fails to advance to the finals.
The Israeli band “Izabo” did not reach the Eurovision finals, which will be held on Saturday. Their song, “Time,” did not make it through the first round of semi-finals on Tuesday.
Among the eighteen nations that competed in the semi-finals, the ten nations that advanced to the next round are Moldova, Iceland, Romania, Hungary, Hungary, Denmark, Russia, Ireland, Albania, Greece, and Cyprus. The next round of semi-finals will be held on Thursday.
Before the competition, “Izabo” lead singer Ran Shem Tov told Haaretz “We’re receiving a lot of praise, more than we expected.” Shem Tov was careful with his comments, though he believed the Israeli band had a chance to finish in the top ten, and compete in the finals on Saturday, May 26.
The five major European nations – Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain - that fund the competition will compete in the finals on Saturday, to be held in the Crystal Auditorium Baku, Azerbaijan.