Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977

Eurovision Song Contest 1977
Country  Israel
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selected entrant Ilanit
Selected song "Ahava Hi Shir Lishnayim"
Finals performance
Final result 11th, 49 points
Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1976 • 1977 • 1978►

Israel took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, represented by Ilanit with the song "Ahava Hi Shir Lishnayim". Ilanit, who had represented Israel in 1973, was selected by Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in an internal selection to represent the country at the contest, which was held in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. [1] In the internal selection five songs were performed and recorded by Ilanit.

At Eurovision

Ilanit performed 10th on the night of the contest at Wembley Conference Centre in London, following Greece and preceding Switzerland. At the close of the voting the song had received 49 points (the highest being 10s from Switzerland), placing 11th in a field of 18. The Israeli jury awarded its 12 points to Ireland. Due to budgetary problems, the Israel Broadcasting Authority had to cancel the backing singers from Israel. Therefore the Broadcasting Authority held auditions for backing singers in England. The Israeli spokesperson revealing the result of the Israeli vote in the final was Yitzhak Shim'oni.


Points awarded to Israel
12 puan 10 puan 8 points 7 points 6 points
  •   Switzerland
  •  Ireland
  •  Monaco
  •  Sweden
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
  •  Germany
  •  Netherlands
  •  Austria
  •  Sweden
  •  France
  •  Belgium
Points awarded by Israel
12 points Ireland
10 points France
8 points United Kingdom
7 points Finland
6 points Belgium
5 points Germany
4 points  Switzerland
3 points Greece
2 points Monaco
1 point Netherlands

See also


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