As we all know, Eden Alene who won “The Rising Star” (“Hakochav Haba La’Eurovision 2020“) was supposed to represent Israel at Eurovision 2020 with the song “Feker Libi“:
Not long time after Eurovision 2020 cancellation, the Israeli broadcaster Kan has announced that the singer will represent Israel at Eurovision 2021.
The Israeli news media website Walla reveals today details about the national selection for Eurovision 2021:
The format will include several rounds. First of all, writers and composers will submit their entries. Thereafter, professional jury will select only 16 of them.
The 16 selected songs will be presented to the Israeli public in the different digital platforms.
However, the 16 selected songs will be performed by another singers/ the writes and composers themselves. Professional jury will pick 4 of them to qualify for the selection itself while 4 other songs will be chosen by online public voting.
The national selection will be aired on KAN. It will include 2 semi-finals and a final.
4 songs will compete in each semi-final, and again will be performed by another singers (not Eden herself).
2 songs will qualify from each semi-final, so the final itself will include 4 songs.
The 4 finalists songs will be performed by Eden Alene.
And what about the host?
An unofficial source claims that the national selection will be presented by Lucy Ayoub who hosed the national final in 2020 and off course was one of the 4 hosts of Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.
Some Eurovision fans can find similarities between the intended 2021 format to the older format of Israel national selection – “Kdam Eurovision” that occurred in 2013, 2011 and 2005 for example.
However, in this case only one singer will perform the selected songs (at least in the grand final of the selection).
Israel has used mechanism of national selection of one artist in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2020. Nevertheless, the amount of the presented songs was no more than 5 songs.