The singer David D'or (37) will represent Israel at the 49th Eurovision Song Contest in Turkey. The song which D'or will represent Israel with, will be selected in a televised show.
Israeli broadcaster has just finished the pre-selection procedure with David D'or as the country's entrant to the song contest in Istanbul. D'or was a leading candidate in last year's pre-selection and he participated in the 1993 Kdam-Eurovision (Israel's televised pre-selection) with his song Parpar and ended up in the 4th place. D'or is famous for his unique contra-tenor operatic voice, combined with ethnic and modern style music. D'or has performed several times in the Vatican squere, infront of the pope.
“I hope I will be the pride of Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. I have'nt yet started collecting possible songs, but my intention is to appeal to leading songwriters and to compose myself a few songs”, says D'or, who will now have about a month to do so. The songs David D'or presents, will be up for the Israeli viewers vote, combined with the IBA's committee's vote. The final entry will probably be chosen in a televised show, just like in 2003.
The girls group Hamsa are Do'r's runner-ups and will replace him, in case he will not be able to fulfil the task he has been given today. Ninet Tayeb reached the 3rd position in the procedure.
Follow this link to David D'or's homepage (click 'skip introduction' for the English version of the site).