After a few years of poorer-than-ideal results, Israeli broadcaster IBA decided to revamp their selection process. The resulting, reformed Kdam was larger than anything we’ve seen from the country, with 30 songs duking it out in a trio of semifinals and a Second Chance round. Ten songs proceeded to the Final, where their fates were decided by a blend of jury votes and a public televote.
Tying for the win in the jury’s vote, and coming in joint second with the public, was Moran Mazor with “רק בשבילו” or “Rak Bishvilo (Only For Him)”. Read the rest of this entry