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Moran Mazor carries Israel's baton to Malmö

07 March 2013 at 23:28 CET

A dramatic show, ten great acts and of course an amazing winner; how else can we describe the final of KDAM 2013? Moran Mazor won quite convincingly with the song Rak bishvilo (Only For Him) and will now represent Israel at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May

Watch the Israeli song below:

Israel has an impressive history at the Eurovision Song Contest and hopes to continue that success in Sweden with Moran Mazor. The country has won three times: in 1978, 1979 and 1998. The latter caused a huge stir when Dana International won the contest in Birmingham in 1998 with Diva.

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The participants

The ten acts that took part were (winner in bold):

  1. Judah Gavra - Hayom
  2. Moran Mazoz - Ten li siman
  3. Ron Weinreich - Love Is One
  4. Shany Zamir - Forever
  5. Hila Ben David - Beautiful
  6. Ran Sandler - Find A Way
  7. Meital De Razon & Asi Tal - Toda La Noche
  8. Moran Mazor - Rak bishvilo (Only For Him)
  9. Vladi Blayberg - We Are Free
  10. Nicki Goldstein - We Are One

The result was determined by a mix of televote and jury vote.

A magnificent selection

This year, Israel has pulled out all the stops to choose its entry for Malmö, and KDAM 2013 has been an impressive series of programing showcasing some of the best talent the country has to offer.

After three Semi-Finals held on consecutive days, a Second Chance round, a Grand Final and of course a little bit of drama, we have now found Israel's entrant for Malmö.

Israel will take part in the second Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest to be held on the 16th of May at the Malmö Arena in Malmö, Sweden.