Kobi Marimi cries after Eurovision final performance – watch

Marimi was the 14th contestant to sing during the finale, followed by Norway, the United Kingdom and Iceland.

Kobi Marimi holds his first Eurovision rehearsal on Friday in Tel Aviv.  (photo credit: ANDRES PUTTING/EBU)
Kobi Marimi holds his first Eurovision rehearsal on Friday in Tel Aviv.
(photo credit: ANDRES PUTTING/EBU)
Israel's Eurovision contestant Kobi Marimi broke down in tears after performing his song "Home" during the Eurovision finale on Saturday night.


Marimi was the 14th contestant to sing at the finale, followed by Norway, the United Kingdom and Iceland. The Eurovision festivities ended Saturday night after the 26th contestant of the night, Spain, performed.

In addition to the finalists competing for the top prize, the evening included many exceptional performances and appearances.
Those include two songs from Madonna, a video clip from Gal Gadot, a performance by Idan Raichel and a show from last year's winner, Netta Barzilai. The evening also featured a special "switch song," in which Eurovision legends – including Israeli winner Gali Atari – performed each other's winning songs. 

Netherlands has long been considered the favorite to win tonight, with Sweden, Switzerland, Australia and Russia also contenders.