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1999 Overview

HOST COUNTRY: Israel HOST CITY: Jerusalem HOST VENUE: Ussishkin Auditorium at the International Convention Center HOST BROADCASTER: IBA HOST PRESENTERS: Dafna Dekel, Yigal Ravid & Sigal Shahamon INTERVAL ACTS: Dana International
GRAND FINAL: 29th May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 23

Who Won in 1999?


1999 Facts

Many households in the war-torn Balkan region were unable to view the contest this year as TV transmitters were blown up in the bombings

The show finished with the hosts inviting everyone to sing Israel's winning song from 1979 as a tribute to the victims of the Balkan war.

This was the first contest under the new rules allowing an act to sing in any language