Israel – The Israeli national broadcaster IBA seems to have serious problems with the organization of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Local media claim that the national final in its planned form has even been cancelled. KDAM was supposed to return with a new concept. Every artist was supposed to sing two different songs. A production company was found in HSCC, one of the most successful of the country, but apparently the negotiations have failed.
Haim Slutzky, head of the production company told walla.co.il that the national broadcaster is “an impossible place to work.” HSCC cancelled the negatiations due to frequent delays in the planning of IBA. According to Slutzky, the company is no longer interested in a cooperation. An emergency meeting is supposed to be held between the directors of the channel to find a fitting format for KDAM, which will probably be simpler than initially planned.