ISRAEL

"A-ba-ni-bi" - Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta

"When we were little children, we loved secretly, we were nice only to our aunts and uncles"

The Israeli Final was held on February 11th at the Jersualem Theatre, hosted by Rivka Michaeli.  The winning song was chosen by the votes of regional juries, and at the end of the voting there was a tie for first place which Izhar Cohen won on a re-count of the actual number of votes the individual members of the juries had awarded him.

1 Kmo pa'am Like it used to be Josie Katz 23

9th

2 Shalosh balayla ba'ir 3am in the city Gidi Gov

14

12th

3 Belev echad In one heart Chedva Amrani & Pilpel Lavan 66

1st=

4 Bikashti I asked Nava Bruchin 20

10th=

5 Akuma na I will arise Chani Elyakim, Motti Dichne, Dudu Zar & Dafna Armoni

20

10th=
6 Mishehu Somebody Yehudit Ravitz 36

6th

7 Ilani Ilani Aliza Aviv 31

8th

8 Nesich ha'halomot Prince of dreams Gali Atari, Zvi Bums & Udi Spielman 54

3rd

9 A-ba-ni-bi I love you Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta 66

1st=

10 Lama lo Why not Sherry 49

4th

11 Yom chadash A new day Irit Dotan

35

7th

12 Ten li koach Give me strength Ariel Zilber & Lahakat Brosh

46

5th

Gidi Gov Gali Atari

Izhar Cohen went on to win the ESC. Gidi Gov was a member of the group Poogy that represented Israel in 1974.

SWEDISH NATIONAL FINAL 1978

1978 NATIONAL FINALS