IBA, the Israeli national broadcaster has announced the rules and regulations for the 2013 Israeli Eurovision national selection Kdam Eurovision. The broadcaster has made a call for artists and songs. Hence both composers and artists can submit their applications until 16 January.
Artists and composers wishing to apply can do so by sending their applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can find the rules and regulations of the 2013 Kdam Eurovision here. A special committee consisting of artists, singers, composers, musicians, producers and experts from the music industry will evaluate and select the songs and singers that will compete in the national selection.
Esctoday.com revealed earlier this month that the 2013 Kdam Eurovision selection will consist of a total of 5 shows (3 heats, 1 second chance show, the grand final). A total of 30 acts /songs will battle for the golden ticket to Malmö. The 2013 Kdam Eurovision selection will kick off on 26 February, culminating in the grand finale on 7 March. All 5 shows will be aired on Channel 1.
A total of 30 acts will compete in the 3 qualification heat shows (10 acts in each show), 3 will qualify directly for the final and 2 will go to the Second Chance Show. A total of 6 acts will compete in the Second Chance Show: 3 duels ( where 2 acts will battle against each another), the 3 winning acts will then compete against each another, the ultimate winner will qualify for the the 2013 Kdam Eurovision final. Hence a total of 10 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Malmö, in the final. The 2013 Israeli entry and representative will be chosen via a 30 % Special Committee/70 % Public SMS deliberation.
The Kdam Eurovision Shows schedule:
26 February – Kdam Eurovision Heat 1
27 February – Kdam Eurovision Heat 2
28 February – Kdam Eurovision Heat 3
3 March – Kdam Eurovision Second Chance Show
7 March – Kdam Eurovision Final
Israel debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 with Ilanit and has won the competion 3 times (1977 with Yizhar Cohen and Alpha Beta, 1979 with Gali Atari and Milk & Honey, and in 1998 with Dana International). Israel has hosted the event twice in 1979, 1999 in Jerusalem.