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”.
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