Will next Eurovision not take place in Israel?

Eurovision official comment hints next contest may not be held in Israel despite victory of Israel entrant Netta Barzilai.

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Netta Barzilai
Netta Barzilai
Andres Putting

A comment appeared on the official Twitter account of the Eurovision Tuesday that apparently indicates that the international music competition may not take place in Israel next year, as was previously thought.

The comment was made despite the victory of Netta Barzilai, representative of the State of Israel, at the Eurovision held recently in Lisbon, Portugal.

“Are you already looking forward to next year’s #Eurovision? Us too! But don’t go booking your flights just yet, for official updates on where and when it’ll take place, keep an eye out for announcements on our official channels,” the comment read.

The accepted protocol is that the country of the winning entrant hosts the following Eurovision contest. However, the winning state can waive the right, as Israel did when it won two years in a row in the 1970s. Then the waiver was used for economic reasons, as Israel's leaders cited the cost of producing such an event two years in a row.