KDAM 2013: LOCAL PRESS CLAIM JUICY STORY BACKSTAGE
Tonight on schedule is the third semifinal of Israeli KDAM 2013. But it seems that there will be some problems between the participants and jury. The problem is that some of the jurors are very associated with the contestants.
Uri Paster was a mentor one year ago to Juleta and Sarit Avitan. He already picked Sarit as one of his top 3 yesterday, and everyone thinks that he’ll do the same tonight with Julieta. Uri was also a choreaographer to Lihi Griner and Omri 69 Segal’s number in the first semifinal, but later he was called to be in the jury and, guess what, he voted for them too.
Jury members Ilanit and Dafna Dekel are represented by Shlomo Zach, a manager who is not just ex-husband to Ilanit but he also represents Michael HarPaz, who will compete tonight.
Israeli representative from 2005. is a greate example of honesty, because she declined to be a jury member, as she shares the same management as Kathleen Rayter, a participant from first semifinal. She also have a cousin participanting tonight.
Kathleen did qualify for the Kdam final, but is thinking about withdrawal, as are many other artists who are also in the final, but they wanted to stay anonymous. But Alon Jean, tonights participant, broke the silence and expressed his anger about withdrawal, because every participant who want to withdraw has to pay a fine of 10.000 euros and suffer charges for breach of contract.
Anyway, we should all stay tuned in for development of the tonight’s situation.