Israel Chooses Moran Mazor for Malmo

Tonight, Israel became the second country of the day to reveal its 2013 Eurovision Song Contest entry. Moran Mazor will go for the country’s fourth victory with the song, Rak Bishvilo.

In recent years, Israeli broadcaster, IBA, has chosen the singer, the song or both. This year, they returned to the format of a multi-artist final. Three semi-finals produced tonight’s line-up:

Judah GavraHayom
Moran Mazoz Ten li Siman
Ron WeinreichLove Is One
Shany ZamirForever
Hila Ben DavidBeautiful
Ran Sandler Find A Way
Meital De Razon & Asi Tal Toda La Noche
Moran MazorRak Bishvilo
Vladi BlaybergWe Are Free
Nicki GoldsteinWe Are One

Nicki Goldstein was a late replacement for Kathleen Reiter, who withdrew earlier today.

The result was decided inn true Eurovision style, an even split of jury and televoting. When all the votes were counted, Moran Mazor emerged victorious and will perform in the second half of the second semi-final in Malmo.

Source: EuroVisionary
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