National Final : Israel 1998


# Artist Title Points Place


Internal selection
Dana International / דנה אינטרנשיונל Diva / דיווה 78  1  Winner
Arkadi Duchin & Halimonim / ארקדי דוכין והלימונים Shir Tikva / תקווה 2  
Josefa Barocha Frindlach Malach   
Hi-Five ?   
Ufira Yosefi ? 0 0  


 Notes:
  • The song ‘Diva’ was chosen by the professional comittee of Rashut-Ha-shidur (The Israeli Broadcasting Authority) among 15 songs that were submitted. The second place went to Arkadi Duchin with the song 'Ha-tikva'.

    "'Diva' and 'Ha-tikva' were the two songs that made it to the final," one from the committee told us. "Both were examples of different concepts. What to prefer? A quality song, or a song which is tailormade for that contest. Duchin had a touching pop-ballad, and Dana had a familiar Eurovision formula with a chorus with potential in every language. Most of the members of the committee eventually chose Dana to represent us in the Eurovision".
National Finals for : Israel
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Israel : Total National Finals : 34


National Finals for : 1998


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1998 : Total National Finals : 21


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