A new version of the Israeli song for the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest, 'Light a Candle', will be premiered this weekend on Israeli radio.
This weekend Israel will celebrate the jewish new year. Israeli radio stations are expected to hold their annual charts to determine the lead male and female vocalists as well as to chose the song of the year.
The Israeli entry for the last ESC, 'Light a Candle', got a new version, all in Hebrew (which is called 'Nadlik Beyahad Ner'), and is expected to be played on the annual chart of 'Reshet Gimmel', IBA's (Israeli Broadcasting Authority) radio station. The previous version of the song was partly in English, and it was presented like that in the contest last May.
Although the song 'Light a Candle' reached only the 12th position in Tallinn, the song was a massive hit in the charts during the year-The song topped the 'Reshet Gimmel' chart and stayed at first place for 6 consecutive weeks. Therefore the song is expected to reach a high position this weekend as well. Sarit Hadad herself is a leading candidate, for the title of leading female vocalist.