Israel: One artist selection for Eurovision 2009

by Gavin Murray 59 views

IBA, Israel Broadcasting Authorities, have confirmed on their official Eurovision website that an internal committee of IBA will select it's representative to Moscow 2009, and the public will choose a song through a national final, Kdam-Eurovision.

The selection will be a joint co-operation of IBA Channel One (the usual Eurovision broadcaster), Radio Reshet Gimel (Hebrew music station – IBA-Voice Of Israel who had always worked with close coperation with channel one) and Radio 88FM.

For the national final voting, IBA decided that 60% from the votes will come from a specialized committee, and 40% from popular votes (SMS and Internet).

This one artist National Final method has beenused quite a few times before. In 2003 (Lior Narkis finished 19th place), 2004 (David Da'or finished 11th in the semi final, just missing the final) 2007 (Teapacks finished 24th in the semi final) and in 2008 (Boaz Mauda finished 9th place in the final). In 2002 an IBA committee internally chose the song Sarit Hadad will sing (which finished 12th back then).

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