Itay Limor has been announced as the Spokesperson for Israel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Valletta, Malta.
Israel has announced the person who will be announcing the Israeli vote at the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta on November 20. Itay Limor a television presenter for IBA’s children’s service has been revealed as that person. The announcement came as Shir & Tim this years participants from Israel gave their first televised interview with Channel One on Tuesday.
Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the vote that the spokesperson will announce will be the entire vote of that country, not just the jury vote followed by the televote announced by the presenters. This year has seen the televote from each country removed and instead replaced by a jury of music professionals and a jury of children. The results of each country will be decided by 50% music professionals jury and 50% children’s jury.
A total of 17 countries are set to compete in the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this November in Malta. Returning to the contest this year are Cyprus, Israel and Poland. Cyprus last competed in 2014, while Israel made their only appearance to date in 2012, Poland is returning to the contest after 12 years away.
The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place on November 20 at the Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta, Malta. This years contest is open to singers aged between 9 and 14 years old.