Michael Ben David Biography – Michael Ben David Wiki
Michael Ben David is an Israeli singer. He is representing Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy after he emerged the winner of the fourth season of The X Factor Israel. Michael began taking voice lessons and learning dance under Israeli choreographer Oz Morag at a young age. He also worked as a singing waitperson at a Tel Aviv bar. After completing his compulsory military service, he attended the Beit Zvi School of Performing Arts graduating in 2020.
Michael Ben David Age
He was born on 26 July 1996 (age 25) in Ashkelon, Israel.
Michael Ben David Partner
Is Michael Ben David married? He is engaged to his partner Roi Ram. They got engaged in May 2022 in Turin, Italy. Michael took to Instagram to announce the good news of their engagement, writing, “Guess who’s getting married? 🤍💍”
Michael Ben David and partner Roi Ram have been together since they met while studying at Beit Zvi. Michael proposed to his boyfriend on 11 May 2022, a day before his semi-finals performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
“In the most exciting time of my life where I’m representing my country on the biggest stage in Europe, I fulfilled another dream and asked the love of my life to marry me,” Michael said. “I’m lucky.”
Michael Ben David Gay
Michael is openly gay. He was subject to homophobic bullying from a young age. While on “X-Factor,” Ben David spoke openly “about the difficulties he faced as a child, from being bullied at school for singing in a high-pitched voice, to the trouble that his mother initially had accepting him when he came out as gay,” according to the Eurovision website.
Michael Ben David Eurovision
Michael is representing Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. He was selected to represent Israel at this year’s competition after winning the finale of the ‘The X Factor Israel’ where he triumphed over three other performers.
He said at the time via the Times of Israel: “I’m a little shocked. People voted for me and that means they accept me for who I am. This isn’t only for me. This is for so many people who feel worthless and useless.”
His Eurovision song “I.M” is written by Asi Tal, Lidor Saadia and Chen Aharoni. He will perform the song in the second semi-final of Eurovision on May 12 in Turin.
Israel first competed at Eurovision in 1973 and has won the Contest four times. In 2018, singer Netta Barzilai became Israel’s fourth Eurovision winner when taking the crown in Lisbon, Portugal, with her song “Toy.” The song competition was held in Israel the following year. Israel was represented at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 by Eden Alene, who finished 17th overall.
Michael Ben David Family
Michael was born to Georgian Jewish parents who immigrated to Israel from Kyiv, Ukraine. He has five siblings.
Michael Ben David Ethnicity
Michael is of Russian, Georgian and Ukrainian descent.
Michael Ben David Instagram
Michael’s Instagram handle is @michaelbdd.