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Michael Ben David

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About

Quick Facts

Name
Michael Ben David

Born
26 July 1996

Nationality
🇮🇱 Israeli

National Selection
X-Factor Israel 2022

In Eurovision
2022 Turin

Song
I.M. (2022)

Biography

Michael Ben David is an Israeli singer and dancer.

He was born in Ahkelon, Israel, to a mother of Russian-Ukrainian descent and a father of Georgian descent. He grew up and was educated in Petah Tikva. In sixth grade, he moved to the Green Village boarding school. He came out of the closet in front of his mother as a homosexual at the age of 16. Ben-David did his military service in a classified unit in the Ministry of Defense and then began studying acting at Beit Zvi.

Ben-David competed in the reality show “The X Factor Israel” in an attempt to represent Israel at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. 

On February 3, 2022, the judges of the “X Factor” program, the professional committee of the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation and the audience selected “I.M” as eligible to compete in the pre-Eurovision final. He performed the song in the preliminary final on February 5, reached first place, and was chosen to represent Israel at the 2022 Eurovision. In Eurovision, Ben David did not reach te final.

Shortly after Eurovision, Ben David released a new single called “Not being me”.

Entries

I.M.

Country
🇮🇱 Israel

Year
2022

Language
English

Lyrics
Chen Aharoni
Lidor Saadia
Asi Tal

Music
Chen Aharoni
Lidor Saadia
Asi Tal

Backings
Tomer Tenenboym
Moty Pilas
Bar Benjamin
Eyal Levy

Results Semi

Points: 61
Position: 13
Running order: 2 

Results Finals

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

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