Finally, and after several days of half-confirmations and half-denials, it has been confirmed that Harel Skaat will represent Israel at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. This was announced at the Knesset committee of Culture, where it has been also confirmed that Channel 2 operator Reshet will conduct Kdam Eurovision to select the song for Harel Skaat.
Yoav Ginai, head of entertainmet at IBA and IBA CEO Mordechai Shkaler have announced this morning at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, that Reshet operator of Channel 2 has been chosen to produce the Kdam Eurovision show, and therefore the Israeli representative for Eurovision 2010 will be Harel Skaat.
The singer's management has welcomed the appointment: "We are very happy with the IBA decision, and excited to represent Israel in the 2010 Eurovision competition. Right now we are embarking on a search for songs and beginning to work on the pre-Eurovision Kdam broadcast. We will do everything we can to bring honour to Israel and Europe", a statement claims.
This confirms the rumours appearing some days ago on several Israeli media, including the English version of the Israeli public broadcasting channel IBA website, claiming Harel Skaat to be the Israeli representative in Oslo.