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'Israeli Kdam-Eurovision will be back next time'

by Itamar Barak 100 views

According to Amos Oren, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot's reporter, IBA's TV manager decided to revive the Kdam-Eurovision for the next pre-selection.

Oren claims that at the beginning of the IBA's committee meeting last week, that eventually named Lior Narkis as the Israeli entrant to the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, the manager of the IBA's TV announced the return of the public pre-selection, Kdam-Eurovision in the next time Israel participates in the contest. This comes after alleged claims that the committee was unprofessional and chose Narkis due to biassed members.

Amos Oren criticized the outcome of the selection for 2003, although he thinks Lior Narkis is a gifted artist. He says in the article that the IBA decided to hold the Kdam-Eurovision contest next time Israel participates in the Eurovision Song Contest, unfortunately it won't be next year.

The Kdam-Eurovision Song Contest used to be held during the 1980's and the beginning of the 1990's. In 1996 Galit Bell was chosen to represent Israel in Oslo in that contest, but her song, Shalom Olam was relegated in the preliminaries. Israel came back to Eurovision in 1998 (and won it) after using the pre-selection committee. The last Kdam-Eurovision was held in 2001. It's winner, Tal Sondak, achieved the 16th position in Copenhagen.

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