The Israeli broadcaster (IBA) will produce a televised pre-selection for the Israeli entry to the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, to be performed by Lior Narkis.
The IBA's head of delegation, Yitzhak Sonnenschein, confirmed to Eran Farbstein of EurosongSpain.com that the song with which Lior Narkis will represent Israel, will be chosen through a televised pre-selection. Narkis will perform 4-5 songs, from which the audience at home will chose the best one by televoting. In recent days there have been unconfirmed news that Eden Har'el, former popular MTV Europe presenter, would host the show. Har'el was tipped to present the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, back in 1999.
Israel's last television pre-selection was held in 2001, when Tal Sondak won and then reached the 16th position in the final in Denmark. This year, Lior Narkis has already been chosen as the Israeli entrant, and he will perform all the songs in the Kdam-Eurovision. This same method was used last in 1988, with Yardena Arazi, who reached the 7th place in the final in Dublin.
The IBA is expected to confirm the date for the show within a day or two.