In a move that has stunned absolutely no one that bothers to look at these kind of things, the new Israeli broadcaster KAN *will* be allowed to enter the Eurovision for 2018.

After gnashing and wailing of the gays going "we'll never see the likes again"... turns out that the EBU and Kan have done a deal to allow them to enter EBU competitions without being full EBU members... yeah I'll go with that. In a nod back to IBA, Kan are using the  "Rising Star" show format previously broadcast on Channel 2 in Israel. It's akin to Idol with eliminations, and since 2014 has been the vehicle to get a singer to the Eurovision Song Contest for Israel.