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Disappointing viewing figuers in Israel

by Itamar Barak 54 views

The 2004 Eurovision Song Contest was the first in many years which didn't attract a large share of viewing audience in Israel.

In recent years the contest gained an avarge viewing ratings of 40%, placing the contest at the top of the yearly ratings, each year. However, 2004 will probably be different. The song contest's semi-final which was broadcasted last Wednesday gained a share of only 19% whereas the final contest, without an Israeli entry, gained only 11%.

David D'Or, who returned to Israel on the Thursday after his disqualification from the final, did not watch the final on television as he suffered from a sore throat and weakness, probably also due to the disappointing 11th position in the sem-final. 'Our faith hasn't helped us in the semi-final, but we never lost it', said D'Or to Yediot Ahronot. D'or claims he received numerous proposals after the contest for recordings in various coutries such as France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark and Finland. David D'Or will travel to perform in France this June and later on in Spain in September.

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