Geula Even-Sa’ar and Asaf Liberman have been named by KAN as the commentators for its coverage at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
KAN has revealed its commentary team for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Geula Even-Sa’ar and Asaf Liberman will be guiding Israeli viewers through both Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.
Guela is a journalist and news anchor for the Israeli national broadcaster. Asaf is also a journalist and television presenter having worked for a number of channels before joining KAN.
Israel is currently in the midst of selecting the act that will represent them in the Netherlands. The selection of the singer is currently two weeks away from the final. Once the singer has been selected Israel will holding a selection show for the public and jury to select the song the artist will perform at Eurovision.
Israel debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973, and were represented by Ilanit who finished in 4th place with the song “Ey Sham”. Their first victory came in 1978 with Izar Cohen and the Alphabeta. Israel won again the following year with Gali Atari & Milk and Honey. Israel’s third victory came in 1998 when Dana International performed “Diva” in Birmingham, beating Malta to victory in a tense voting sequence. Israel struggled in the contest during the early-2010s, failing to qualify for the final from 2011-2014. However since the HaKokhav HaBa selection process was introduced in 2015 Israel has seen its fortunes turned around. In 2018 Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Toy”, the song has gone on to be the most viewed Eurovision entry of all time on YouTube.