Israel will begin their search for their Eurovision 2016 participant on December 5 when the new series of Rising Star begins.
Rising Star this year is entirely focused on finding the next Israeli participant for the Eurovision Song Contest after last years winner Nadav Guedj took Israel to their first final since 2010. On the jury again this year are Assaf Etedgi, Keren Peles, Mookie and Harel Skaat. Harel Skaat represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo with “Milim”.
The date of the final show has not yet been revealed however it is expected to be held in February in line with last years selection.