IBA had extended the dead line of submitting the songs for the Israeli Song Festival 2013 to 10/12/12. In the Israeli Song Festival 10-12 songs is going to take part and the songs will be chosen by professional jury nominated by IBA. Any person who is in Israeli citizen and above 16 years of age is entitled to participate and submit a song in the contest.
The duration of the song should me no less than 3 minutes and no more than 4 minutes. The number of people who allowed being on stage is limited to 6 persons and all of them should be above 16. The Israeli Song Festival is expected to be on 31/1/13 and rehearsals will be between 27-31/1/13. The winner of the song festivals will be chosen by professional jury(30%) and the audience(70%)
The Israeli Song Festival used to be in the seventies the platform of choosing the artists who had represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest. Some of the songs even won the ESC contest. Some prerequisites that appears here remind the prerequisites of the ESC itself.