KAN the Israeli public broadcaster has published a tender for the nation’s selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
The Israeli public broadcaster has published the tender documents for the nation’s Eurovision 2022 selection process. KAN has decided after two years of organising their own selection for their Eurovision entry, to invite private channels to run the selection. The tender states that the selection show must be a show that is already produced or broadcast in Israel or across the globe.
According to EuroMix the tender states that:
The winning broadcaster will produce at its expense the recording of the song that represents a monetary cost of no less than 30,000 NIS. The broadcaster undertakes to produce a clip of the song at a cost of at least NIS 150,000. In addition, the broadcaster will bear the costs of an additional video clip as a backup if necessary, printed materials, and so on.
The winning broadcasting body will bear at its own expense the full costs of the Eurovision delegation to about 20 delegation members. This includes the costs of flights, accommodation, security, insurance, and more. In addition, the broadcaster will bear the costs of producing and setting up a stage number for the Eurovision Song Contest at a high professional level and with a significant investment.
The winner of the tender must work with KAN and its rules within the framework of the musical program, a mention of the corporation and the Eurovision Song Contest, and a combination of guests on behalf of the corporation. According to the tender, the corporation will receive two mentions in each episode of the program that lasted up to 40 minutes, and four mentions in each episode that lasted over 40 minutes. The costs of advertising the corporation are worth at least NIS 2 million.
How the representative song is chosen will be determined by KAN. According to the tender, the nations Eurovision song will be selected in a special program to select the song, and will be produced by the winner of the tender and at his expense when the program is broadcast on Channel 11 here or alternatively will be broadcast on the winner’s TV channel subject to corporation consideration.
Broadcasters wishing to take part in the tender have until March 25 to submit their interest to KAN.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv – Andres Putting | Source: EuroMix.co.il
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.