Israel – IBA, the public broadcaster of Israel has announced today, that their representative for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen on March 8. The selection format will be the traditional “Kdam Eurovision” again. This year both the singer and the song will be chosen by the Israeli people. The last four years an artist had been selected internally (this year it was Harel Skaat) and the Israeli people could only vote for their favourite song. IBA has contacted various artists through their representatives to incite them to participate. The national final will be broadcast on Monday, March 8 from the culture hall in Rishon LeZion.