Photo: Keshet / Shai Franco

Israel will compete in Eurovision 2024. In a statement, the EBU said:

“The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) can confirm that the official submission from its Israeli Member Kan has been deemed eligible to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest in May.

“The Contest’s Reference Group, its governing board, made the decision to accept the song ‘Hurricane’ for the upcoming competition after careful scrutiny of the lyrics.”

“It was agreed that ‘Hurricane’ met the necessary criteria for participation in accordance with the rules of the competition.”

The Israeli newspaper Ynet revealed the news earlier in the day. 

According to their sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israeli broadcaster KAN agreed to change the song that was previously disqualified by the EBU.

This is despite KAN initially saying that it would not make any changes to their original submission “October Rain,” which was banned over its political lyrics. 

That prompted the EBU to confirm that it has, in fact, agreed to the changed song, which is now called “Hurricane.”

 

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Marlinken
Marlinken
17 days ago

Oooh the Mossad funded trolls are out in force in the comments. Obviously Israel should have been kicked out. Those of us who have a sense of decency should pick a protest song to vote for.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

I wish that the audience there in Malmo behave and dont start booing this girl but I dont think this IS going to happen. I suppose Swedish Broadcaster Will use some kind of sound filter if the audience gets too excited and we wont hear it but the poor girl will experience it anyway.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

I dont have to worry about those scences as my tv goes OFF for 4 mins!!
And the next song is;…………………..

Artum
Artum
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Don’t worry we won’t even pay attention you not there ..you won’t be missed

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Artum

Thank you, I wont miss it either.

Dolly
Dolly
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Remove Israel and it won’t happen

Stefan
Stefan
1 month ago

Music should unify not devide and that’s exactly what they’re doing by allowing Israël to compete this year. And it’s exactly what they’re currently doing in their own country

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

So there will be booing audience again

missing136
missing136
1 month ago

Israel entry was leaked

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  missing136

The leak is fake. Not israeli.
The real song will be released this evening.

missing136
missing136
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

not fake

Momma
Momma
1 month ago

May God bless and protect Israel!

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Momma

by God you mean the Devil?

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

By God

Momma
Momma
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

Devil don’t bless. Devil curses. Why don’t to start reading a bit? Books are useful you know.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago

Wiwibloggs I have an uncomfortable question for you?
Will there still be a react video for the Isreali entry ?

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Scotty

Obviously! I believe there will be many “reaction videos” to the “Hurricane” starting tomorrow evening.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Lol I actually wished I typed it exactly how Jamala said it to Maruv.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

I will skipp any of this online imput!!
As I have stated before I grant them ONE of my online views.

After that i will ignore and giving no attention to them.

It might be one of the drops in the Ocean.

Too many tears are already putting a sad outlook on this ESC24 edition.

All the Best to ALL.

Halleluia Song a Song!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 month ago

So when are Russia and Belarus getting their apologies? Israel gets to do everything either of them did and worse with absolutely no repercussions. It’s disgraceful.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

EBU didnt want to eliminated Russia, but FIFA did it, Russia were eliminated of everything so they had to do it too. Eurovision is not the ONU its a song contest

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Belarus broke less rules than Israel has.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

i rather have Israel doing well than that loser Joost Klein and corrupt AVROTROS

#BanNetherlands

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

The more I hear Eden’s interviews, and get to know her, the more I realize how good person she is, she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, she is the type of person who would not harm anyone. And the most beautiful thing is that even though she looks amazing and she is an excellent singer, she is very modest. May God bless her and give her strength to get through this period successfully. Amen!

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Glad to hear Israel will be participating.
Enjoy!

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

The moment she says “I don’t approve of the lives taken by my government and I’m not here to represent that side of Israel at the contest” I’ll begrudgdingly accept her participation.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

Never accept a fascist.

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

I don’t like it when artists are complicit in the atrocities committed by their governments. Is this not exactly why Belarus and Russia weren’t welcome anymore? They’d rather try and send artists who work as propaganda mouthpieces for their governments instead of being their own people with their own beliefs. And if her own belief is that her government isn’t in the wrong and isn’t just smiling and nodding acting like they haven’t done anything wrong because she was told to do so? Well, I’m voicing out my earnest disapproval of that stance, as is my right as a viewer.… Read more »

HCH82
HCH82
1 month ago

Not happy about this decision. They shouldnt compete this year because of the situation.

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  HCH82

I’m not happy to suffer your presence here…. Do your best to evaporate.

Momma
Momma
1 month ago
Reply to  HCH82

Lol

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  HCH82

Russia competed btw 2014 to 2022 being in war with Crimea! In the 90s all the balkans countries were in war and they compete! This is song contest!!

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

I heard an interview of Eden, she was told that the representatives of Finland and the representative of the UK do not want Israel to participate. And what she said just made me fall in love with her even more. “All I can say is that I am neither angry nor sad, everyone can think what they want, I wish them success in the competition despite everything and I would love to meet them in Malmö.” I did not expect such a response, She have a good heart, I wish her the best result 🙂

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

In addition, she said “I will represent Israel in the best way I can, I know that the world media does not show the whole truth, I will do everything to spread the truth and explain the reality that exists in our country.”

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

She’s right, the world media does not show the whole truth. It’s not showing the whole truth and is constantly minimizing what’s going on in G.aza because the IDF vets every single video footage taken by journalists there and heavily control the flow of free press about it. I think she should include that part.

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

Also huge shame on Wiwibloggs for making G.aza a trigger word for the censors.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

I use the words District G. No probs at all.
Like in that wonderfull movie The Matrix (1999).

They spoke about the Districts beyond the gated fence.
25 years ago and still very current.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Fake news, Olly Alexander only signed a letter that accused Israel of committing a gen0cide, but never said it himself that he wants Israel out of the contest. Israeli embassy in London was in the know that it means Olly wants Israel out.

Rory
Rory
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

I find it hard to believe she has such a good heart if she is happy to represent this country at this time. There is something very off with her.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Rory

Because there are things she knows that you don’t. She knows the truth about the situation, because she lives in Israel, she knows what is true and what is false. And what you see in the media is mostly false and deliberately exaggerated against Israel.

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

The media is actively twisting the narrative in the FAVOR of Israel not against it and it’s why they get to keep doing what they’re doing. You are so dishonest it hurts.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Today in Amsterdam the Jewish Holocaust museum has been opened by Isr, President Herzog received by Dutch King Willem-Alexander with all egards.

They both were booyed at arrival.Both speeched and were booyed again by the couple of thousands of protesters around the location.

Military Polices forces had to maintain order.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Can you explain my the Israeli government assassinates Germans who saved Jews during the War?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

I really dont have an idea what you wanna ask?
Rephrase that please!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Just posting a fair question to you as I didnt get your message. Isnt that the core of communication??

But the downvotes are getting in.
WHY???

The Planet isnt ready for proper healing Im afraid.
Thats a really sad message to Mankind tho, no matter how their staging will be.

Rory
Rory
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

I’m sure she believes whatever propaganda her apartheid supporting government tells her

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Rory

She knows what she’s doing. Totally malicious behavior.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

If Iceland makes good on its promise to withdraw from Eurovision 2024, what would happen next? will it stand alone or cause a chain reaction?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Regardless if they will be the only one to withdraw or not, next week will not be good in the ESC world.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Martin will lose his job for sure.

Heikki
Heikki
1 month ago

I think Swedish intelligence services are capable of foiling terrorist plots; and if incidents do occur, they would be capable of handling the situation. However, it is still very risky.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Heikki

Yes indeed and this whole situation lays a big gloom over the ESC24 edition.
What shouldnt have happened imo

Many people were eager enjoying a some fun lighthearted musicshow every year ESC24, le Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne .
Some light in a very gloomy and disturbed Global World.

The light is struggeling, but we are feeling a good breeze from the North West coming in.

Its sad politics have taken it over.

Love shines a Light!

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Should we set a “Fund Raising” for some paper towels – to wipe your worrying tears Fizzpunk?

BabyGrogu
BabyGrogu
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

I don’t want to get political, but just bc we are not currently in the war zone doesn’t mean we are not struggling. There are a lot of young people with health issues, for example cancer. I myself had gone through surgery and chemotherapy due to cancer last year at the age of 28. Eurovision has helped me along the way. And after all that and with demanding job and such an anticlimax in the world right now, I need sth to hold on to and it’s Eurovision, it makes me happy and cheers me up every time. Nothing can… Read more »

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  BabyGrogu

Fully agree – and my full support to you BabyGrogu. We all want to enjoy (without the blackmailing and bullying prospect of islamic lunatics).

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Your reply is from such a low level, that we sane humans wont have enough paper towels EVER covering the fload of our tears!
Why on EARTH so say such things?

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Don’t be such a Drama Queen Fizzpunk! No Drama – No Tears (and less wrinkles…)

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Yes thank you pumkin, we true Queens know how to exit stage left gracefully without losing our tiara’s.
You should read the manuel Etiquette beter.
And again!!

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

One with your experience should certainly know in depth about the subject matter… ha ha

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

I know,
We always granted the Court-clowns as they entertained us enough untill there jokes couldnt be heated enough in the kitchen. So stay out of it. The Kichen we mean.

Sleep well.

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

U 2 Fizzpunk. You are quite entertaining – and this is refreshing!

ana
ana
1 month ago
Reply to  Heikki

So we agree that wherever there’s “support for Palestine” there’s terrorism involved.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Heikki

They can’t solve the mystery of who assassinated the Prime Minister in 1986. Also, It’s the Zionists who are the threat.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

I have a feeling this isn’t going to end well. And I’m not talking about the song…Let’s hope for the best.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

So you’re taling about the war? Oh OK! Yeah! It will end VERY well, Israel going to win!
Thank you. 🙂

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Israel already won!! H4m4s is now not even close to surfacing ever again!!

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Yes, they’ve only just radicalized tens of thousands of kids whose entire life is now going to be them holding onto the grudge of their families being m.artyred and it will feed a never ending loop. And then the new H4m4s will spawn from those remnants because you were more interested in causing more trauma than trying to solve an issue. Let’s all remember which politician in power right now is indirectly responsible for the failing of the Oslo Accords: Hint, it was not anyone from H4m4s.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Israel is heading down the same path South Africa went down when apartheid was abolished.

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

One hardly can expect a smart comment from someone totally ignorant on the facts and who does not know what apartheid means… Go back to school baby!

Sh1ft_key
Sh1ft_key
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Well, then all the experts at Amnesty must be wrong because they say the same thing

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Sh1ft_key

I had no idea you are a comedian… Of course they are!!! Are you talking about the corrupt organization accused of selection bias, as well as ideology and foreign policy biases?(by Ukraine, India and more…) and where a French worker commited suicid3 because of the work place culture? Ha, ha ha… that was a good one!

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Israelis are on the streets protesting Netanyahu. Protestors stormed the Kesnet. The government is losing control.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Explain who so many companies are pulling out of Israel? The Israeli economy has shrunk 20% during the last quarter.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

They do the same path!!
At the end of the path there’s Light!!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Its such a writing on the Wall that a message of the Light at the end of the Tunnel is so many times downvoted!!

And ya all think that Bambie is the Demon………………………..??

Making your Mind Up
We will guide our path through your brain of worms with Light.
Shewing on each and every worm detected and finally spitting it OUT!
We say Grace to all living creatures.

Avada Kedavra

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Did I mention the war anywhere? I was talking about the audience’s reaction!!!

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Why?? what will the audience do? Will they boo her? It will only make people at home feel sorry for her and vote for her, like Russia 2015. And if you mean that someone will go on stage and try to hurt Eden, it won’t happen, she will be surrounded by security guards, with weapons.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Thats a very sad thought indeed.
A festival built on the ashes of WW II bringing peace, happyness and Unity to a scattered Europe with An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished.

We have to ‘celebrate’with weaponized troops surrounding the stage……………………….??

Marcel Bezençon the founder in 1954 ( he came up with the idea ) of Le Grand-Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne would turn around in his grave!!

The message is lost.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

I need to prepare myself mentally for what is going to happen from March 10th. The Israeli music video for Eurovision is going to break the internet, I can’t wait. It is possible that within a week it will already reach 10 million views. 🙂

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

It must be lonely to live in a world of delusion where only your narrative exists!
Thankfully everyone else lives in the real world!

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Which World?…. The falling “W0ke” one you cling to?…

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Imagine coming to a Eurovision fansite where basically every original founder of the site and writer is queer to some extent and complaining about “The w0ke”… You are not in the right place.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

You dont even know what w0ke is, let alone what context to use it in. You just had to utter the word to make yourself look like you’re part of a bandwagon!
Absolute sheeple!

Also if you want a perfect example of w0k3, make sure you look at Israels history at the ESC. They’re probably the most ‘w0k3’ country going!

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Gay marriage is illegal in Israel.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy
Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Were you the same person spamming every thread with Noa “Dines with the Trump Family on the Regular” Kirel news last year? If so, stop while you’re ahead.

Boyle De Soto
Boyle De Soto
26 days ago
Reply to  Troy

8 days have passed… only 2.3 million views

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

How I imagine Eden’s performance: blue colors, smoke machine, wind machine, blue chiffon dress/something very lightweight that move with the wind, it should be something very dramatic. Can’t wait to hear the song to imagine what it will really look like on stage. 🙂

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Dude Eden is not gonna date you if you keep spamming the Wiwi comment section.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

She is a bombshell.. like DAMN!

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Literally. A perfect representation of Israel and their favourite pass time.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Chappeau

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

hehehe, yeah funny just you is talking about b@mbs………………………Run for the hills.

Hope Mordor wants you back, pumpkin.

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Catcalling isn’t cute even if you do it anonymously online.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

She’s a fascist. Like Eva Braun

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

But maybe Bashar is gonna date you with your ridiculous pro Palestinian comments.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

pumpkin didnt you know by now that the combi of blue chiffon, a windmachine and pyro’s could lead to embarrassing situations on stage??

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

What do you mean?

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Go read it again.

Maybe you should take the security manual from under your seat with what to do when the plane goes down.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

I do envisage a time in the next 10 years or so when it may be impossible to stage the song contest because of greater issues relating to Israel or Ukraine, or whatever comes next. I hope I am wrong, but already I’m fearful for Malmö 2024.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

Yes, i am worried too for Ukraine, Israel and Europe.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

I can see the whole contest getting cancelled purely because of Israel

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Won’t be Isreals fault if there’s a t attack it’ll be the monsters fault – Isis/ H@m@s

NickC
NickC
1 month ago

It is a ballad, then. Imagine some people will be lighting their phones, waving hands..etc, during her performance, when over 300k women and children are dying, millions are displaced, and those who survived are fighting starvation. I am ashamed of being a human, honestly. We lost all empathy towards others.I think a century later, we will remember this as an all-time low for human history.

ana
ana
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

300K? You literally throwing random numbers. Let’s say 300000000K that’s just as accurate

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  NickC

If h@m@s and their allies are not weakened, the free West wont even exist in 100 years from now.

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

Disgusting terrorist State! Needs to be expelled! Zionist lobbyists and their lies are being exposed in the social media era!

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

Get educated before you dare to comment! Not nice to be ignorant…

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

You denying Israel’s gen0cide is actually one of the common signs of committing one.

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

“Wishi-Washi” words…. In your case – being SILENT is worth GOLD!!… Don’t show in public you are a t3r0r supporter (for the ones that instigated current outcome)

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Supporting the people of Palestine does not equate supporting H@m@s you got worms for brains, not even worms cus worms are smarter.

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Back to you dear! a samrter person would not go as low as you did. You don’t even know what gen0cide means…. poor you…

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

Tell me what gen0cide is then, I’m actually curious what you will say.

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

look at the “The Economist”. It explains
How the term “gen0cide” is misused in the Isr@el-H4m4s w4r

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

You’re too lazy to explain to me ok then..

BELVD
BELVD
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

You see how you jump to conlusions on baseless claims?? (As if you shoot first – and only then you look for a target…). My full explanation to you was not approved by wiwi (so I sent you a source…). Are you telling me you are too lazy to look after the TRUTH?…

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

If you and and other people are against h@m@s, why there aren’t any pro-Pal protests against H@m@s?
That would make a good statement and helpful for the people in Gza.
But no, not even one such protest or banner.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

Look ANGELINA the off vid of Bambie is out!!
I thought you might like it!!
Grüße aus Holland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IWAke4NPEU
Avada Kedavra

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Owe my all those downvotes…………………. YEEAAHH a good hex spell coming in!!

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

After all, Ham:as wrote in its charter in 1988 that their goal is the destruction of the State of Israel,
and in 2007 65% of the residents of G:aza voted for Ham;as, and on 7/10/23 he tried to implement his charter, does Israel not have the right to self-defense? And Ham:as even announced that it intends to carry out another massacre in Israel,

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  BELVD

We will puke on those with filthy mouths having the ungodly mouths with speaking in using words such a discracefull way in the joy of the freedom of another humans soul.
We need to fight for Freedom for ALL.
Not against eachother.

The plane is coming down.
Mayday maday………………
You still not reached under your seats for the security manual my pumpkins??

Avada Kedavra,
Good soup on the table at least 2mmrw!!

Good Night, be safe wherever you are.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

?I have never heard of such a ge0nocide that Israel distributes leaflets two weeks before the ground attack for the residents of Gaz:a to move to the southern area in Rafah near the Egyptian border so that it will not be harmed, it even took over Ham:as television to send a message to the residents of Ga:za to move south so that it will not be harmed, Israel allows daily admission Trucks with humanitarian equipment such as: water, food, medicine, clothes, etc. This does not sound like gen0cide.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuval

Owe, really…………..??
Which news do you watch??

International Human Right Organisations have a diff take on your Wild Picknick in district G!

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuval

They’ve literally been bombing Rafah

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  vetrina

Unless something extreme happens..

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

After March 11, it is no longer possible to disqualify Israel from the competition. From a legal point of view, Israel can sue the EBU. In addition, the sponsors of the contest “MO” & “RC” are Jewish/Israeli, so there is no chance that Israel will disqualify in any case.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Post deadline period does not guarantee immunity from disqualification. Romania was disqualified two weeks before Eurovision 2016.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Romania was disqualified due to financial problems, they had unpaid debts from 2008, and it happened two and a half weeks before the Eurovision. In contrast, with regard to Israel, the EBU stated numerous times that Israel meets all its obligations.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

So what if sponsors have Jewish CEOs, it doesn’t matter really what nationality they can be, this is Eurovision not Israelvision.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Suing EBU lmfao Russia and Belarus didn’t even try.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

You’re literally embarrassing yourself with this propaganda speech. Did KAN pay you to write these comments?

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

Update: Eden will not participate in the pre-Eurovision parties, in addition to this there will be no regular interviews, interviews and questions will be in “meet and greet” and press conferences. Eden will not participate in the opening ceremony either. These things may change in the future tho.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

We already knew this.

Rory
Rory
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Good, that way most of us can continue to ignore her bizarre participation

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Rory

I think she’s not attending the ceremony due to Yom HaShoa being in that period.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

Well that isnt anything we didnt guess already.

Well if you are invited to the party but not really a great contribution for the festive vibes. Its beter they skip that element in the broadcast.

Looks soo much better on prime time TV globally!!
Best decision EVER.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

how bad! why she is going to participied? I know that she is going to get booed in the pre partys but also in Eurovision,She has to earn the public’s support and show that they would love to see an end to the war and a peaceful solution.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

Eurovision New Settlement 2025

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

According to what I understood from the leaks, this year the security arrangements for the Israeli delegation to Eurovision have already been arranged with the EBU and the Malmö police. There is no chance that anyone will invade the stage, Eden will be surrounded by security guards every second and the fans will undergo strict security checks before being allowed to enter the hall.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

We already knew this. Since November to be precise.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago

As I expected, they kicked and stamped their feet at the EBU and expected carte blanche. When that didn’t work, they threatened to pull out of the ESC rather than change their lyrics. Then when that backfired, they bowed down to the EBU. Why so desperate to be a part of a meaningless entertainment show during a time of intense political unrest and after loss of many lives? Surely is it not a time to focus on important issues like spending time, money and effort to find a worthy solution to the situation? Is it not a time to let… Read more »

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

The same could be said about Norway and Finland. And whether Iceland sticks to its words remains to be seen.

Heyey
Heyey
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

And the same can be said about Ukraine

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

The contest is not meaningless.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

So a contest is more important than a raging war where thousands have lost their lives? Okay, I got it. I understand how the current situation means very little to you.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

I never said anything remotely like that.

You’ve project all that onto a five-word sentence.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

I wouldn’t call this a meaningless entertainment show: it’s one of the few places where Israel can present itself and try to show a different image to the world. I think it’s extremely important for KAN to be there in Malmö.

ana
ana
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Why did Ukraine continue to participate in the contest or other international events and competitions? By your logic Ukraine should have withdrawn from all international competitions to “focus on war”. That doesn’t work like that. A country at war still tries to maintain any sort of normality and provide some escapism to the population.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  ana

Yes, I agree. Ukraine should also have focused on healing instead of entering a song contest. Is that really hard to understand? When someone loses a loved one, they don’t gallop off to somewhere fun where people celebrate music. A normal mind wouldn’t behave in that manner. But the leaders of these warring states aren’t interested in that. They have a story to push, and what better way than to hi-jack an entertainment show watched by millions around the world, where you can peddle your narrative….whatever you choose it to be. The Zionist leaders obviously understand the power of the… Read more »

ana
ana
1 month ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Darling, I live in Israel and I was born in Ukraine. I have a personal connection to both of those wars and I know better than you how people behave and what they feel during a war. You are full of BS and you’re just pushing your agenda in a very id*otic way. Just be quiet because you clearly talking out of your as*.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  ana

There’s no agenda. It’s literally common sense. But ignore logic and just dance and sing away at a song contest instead of focusing on a war that’s costing thousands and thousands of lives in your own country/countries!

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
1 month ago

Good. They’ve changed the lyrics. Now let’s get on with the show.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Trocatroc

The contest has been brought into ill dispute.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Trocatroc

the show wont never look the same anymore!!

The foundations are rotten to the core.
Only save face in the media.

Tho there some spectaculair acs in this edition.

For saying GRACE.
Thank you.

Waterloo 2024.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

EBU can’t ban them unless Israel breached the rules with the lyrics and they were close to withdraw but sadly the president of Israel is smart enough to understand that by withdrawing they are going to self-isolate themselves from a big event like ESC and they know well that they can use it as a PR machine so they accepted to change the lyrics. This Eden girl has no idea what she is going to experience in Malmo. Sad for her of course but it should not be a surprise. It’s depressing because the vibe in the arena will be… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I for one think it’s sad that over 10000 children won’t be able to see the sun rise every day.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

While the number is most likely inaccurate, yea, dead kids is painful
I just can’t stand it when people completely forget the other part of the war, with the Israeli hostages still suffering in captivity.
But hey, I guess people are fine with that.

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Those hostages are also not seeing the sun rise, but the fault does not lie with the hostage takers but the IDF for taking radical measures and refusing the hostage trades that are being arranged and offered. Yesterday marked the 5th time they had refused one.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa

So maybe if it weren’t for the shocking massacre that took place on 10/7/23 the Israeli and Palestin:ian children, women and adults would be alive and seeing the light of day, conclusion? There was no reason for the shocking massacre that the Palestin/ians committed and there is no point in going to war and even violating a ceasefire since the Palestinia:ns are at a clear military disadvantage, and the residents of G;aza must flee to safe places as the IDF advised them to do two weeks before a ground maneuver and perhaps Egypt will show Arab solidarity and open its… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuval

“Maybe if H4m4s didn’t do something bad we wouldn’t have killed all those innocent people” are you listening to yourself?

Should we kill innocent Russians as well because Russia attacked Georgia and Ukraine? Should we kill innocent US citizens because their country waged war in the Middle East for 4 decades? Stop excusing the murder of innocents because of the actions of the few. I don’t want more Israelis dead by the hands of H4m4s, but I also don’t want more Palestinians dead by the hand of Israel. Do you understand?

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

You’re worried for the safety of random people in the crowd?
Those violent protestors will only target Israelis, as usual.
Even non-Israeli Jews all around the world are experiencing hatred and violence nowadays, so how come YOU feel unsafe?

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

One, that’s not true. Yesterday, a group of Israelis beat up a Palestinian in Athens. Most Jews are against the War.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Oh I think Eden is perfectly aware of what she’s going to experience in Malmö. I think she’ll be prepped to hold her head up high in defiance, in the perception Israeli’s have that the entire world is against them. It won’t be a pleasant experience for her, but she’ll feel that it will be worth enduring it.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Leendert Jan

She’s a fool. She’s gonna ruin any chance for a career in any field just so she can be a tool for fascist propaganda.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

I’m clearly see yours fascist propaganda.
I am convinced that Eden will represent Israel with honor in the competition and there is no doubt that she will be at the center of interest in Malmö

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuval

Calling me a fascist is laughable because I’m literally arguing against facsism. Israel is a fascist country, just like, if not worse than Nazi Germany. Eden will have this one moment in the spotlight for being the face is the Israeli Propaganda machine. As soon as the contest is over she will disappear into obscurity, just like Yuliya Samoylova, as her purpose has been completed.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Israel did breach the rules and the EBU gave them far more chances than they gave Belarus.

musica
musica
1 month ago

Israel should have taken the high road and opted out of this year’s Eurovision. They’ve been given plenty of opportunities to do so. As it is, they will suck all the joy out of the event and make it only about them. Thank you very much.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

All this grief for the sake of a shampoo sponsorship. People can disagree and downvote all they like but it would be foolish to think that this could have possibly gone differently if not for that

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

Why should Israel opt out? Should Ukraine opt out to? Let’s throw them out of events they love because someone attacked them? How does that make any sense?

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Stop equating this to the war in Ukraine. The power structure is the complete opposite.

Rory
Rory
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

How is it similar to Ukraine? No-body had any real issue throwing Russia and Belarus out when I’m sure both countries also have lots of nice people who are big Eurovision fans.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

You welcome.
But no .
Tank you

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

So be it they are participating, like they did since 1973. No big deal. They do have a place on the Eurovision stage. EBU told them to change the song etc and they did it in line with the requirements and expectations, we can’t dispute that or criticise the EBU. However, please note if they fail to qualify even with a good song then there is a message to them from the rest of Europe and a strong one too. Just be prepared, because very likely they might not qualify.

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

They will qualify. Maybe they won’t have many “fans”, but the fans they do have will be very fanatic and vote frantically for the Israeli entry. You can’t vote against them… but you can vote for them.

ana
ana
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

If EBU is so concerned with political lyrics I want Croatia and Czech Republic to be cut from all the videos in the ESC YouTube channel. By the EBU logic, those songs were way too political to participate therefore they probably participated by mistake. Take them out please.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

They broke the rules more time than Belarus did and where is Belarus now with Eurovision? Israel broke more rules than Belarus.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Like what?

shwep
shwep
1 month ago

Some are writing here that Israel should’ve been banned because of security issues, supposedly coming from the Palestinian community in Malmö and the audience, among others.

This is what it sounds like: (1) since some pro-Palestinians may CREATE a security threat or even a terrorist threat at Eurovision, (2) other pro-Palestinians say that Israel should withdraw or be banned, precisely due to this threat.

This sounds like straight up blackmail. I hope Sweden and SVT don’t let themselves be intimidated by violent radicals. The country has already accepted way too many of them.

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  shwep

It’s not blackmail, just realism. Israel’s presence there poses a security threat. You don’t have to be a pro-Palestinian to recognize that.

Horrible word, btw. Pro-Palestinian. How can you be for or against a people?

shwep
shwep
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

A security or terrorist threat by WHOM? Violent, radical pro-Palestinians? Who else?

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  shwep

You’re the one calling it blackmail, like everyone who supports Palestina is somehow in cahoots with potential terrorists. Recognizing a threat is not the same as condoning it.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  musica

Would you suggest to keep women locked up in their homes to prevent them from being r@ped? The threat exists, you know.
Don’t blame it on the victim, blame the violent people who wanna hurt Israelis.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Israelis are the violent ones. How many Israeli civilians kill Palestinians in the West Bank everyday? Israel has gone full fascist, we’re acting worst than the Nazis.

Span
Span
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Israel was attacked. This is the harsh reality of a war. We’re not in a fairytale.

Yuval
Yuval
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Israel does not kill people because it is bored, it does kill when it comes to self-defense. Your attempt to paint the Palestin;ians as innocent and Israel as aggressive -will not succeed. I remind you that in Israel there are independent courts, even Pales:tinians can sue the IDF if they think the army exceeded its authority.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Yuval

Israelis settlers kills Palestinians for fun. Israel has gone full Nazi at this point.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago
Reply to  shwep

Your comment “the country has already accepted way too many of them” no one is lesser of importance in life, there is no tier and hierarchy in race. Palestinians are not a threat to Eurovision, what should be banned is the rhetoric which stirs too much hatred from any side. Your language is disturbing and not true.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Well said

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

No one is lesser in life and I’m going to be downvoted here but I’ll give you some food for thought real quick.
Try and think how come Arab countries aren’t taking in any refugees from other Arab countries, and think of what’s going to happen in the future in Europe.
It’s wrong to accuse all of them, of course, of causing trouble, but too many people who do cause it have already entered the different countries.
Some cultures are just too different from each other.

Rory
Rory
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

It’s a lie that Arab countries don’t except refugees from Arab countries btw, millions of Palestinian refugees were already forced into Lebanon and Jordan , classic Islamophobic dog whistle

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  shwep

Explain to me why Sweden’s ruling government party are the Nazis?

Rory
Rory
1 month ago
Reply to  shwep

“ The country has already accepted way too many of them.” oooh ok we get what you’re trying to go for here. You do realise the most recent Swedish winner is of Moroccan descent right? Why this Islamophobic dog whistle?

Troy
Troy
1 month ago

By the way: “Hurricane” is a ballad song, an “exploding ballad” meaning a ballad that starts small and “explodes” towards the end. The song is in English except for a few sentences in Hebrew. The song is about “a young woman who goes through a crisis and overcomes it”. People who have heard the song say it’s a beautiful ballad and it definitely has the potential to win with a good performance.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

and Eden’s voice sounds “Amazing” in it… that’s what I understand from the Israeli article.

jercle
jercle
1 month ago
Reply to  Troy

There is no way on earth Israel is winning this year.

And you think that artists will want to go to Tel Aviv next year?

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  jercle

I don’t want Israel to win, but Mathematically speaking it’s hard to stop a vocal minority in a ‘popularity’ vote. Our only hope is for the juries to tank it.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

Yeah guys, deal with it: Israel will be there, just as it should.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

I’m with you brother..

shwep
shwep
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Damn right it should.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Said by some with hate in their heart.

Max
Max
1 month ago

Israel participating means a hige security risk, not only for Eden and the rest of the delegation, but for everyone else in tje venue. What horror will we be witnessing next May?

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

those people suggesting there might be some sort of terr*rist att*ck leave me thinking some of them might secretly wish for that to happen.

Also … Israel was able to host when there were rockets hitting Tel Aviv and actual threats by H*mas just mere days before before the concest. Baku was able to host despite threats from Iran.

If Malmö can’t guarantee the safety of ALL participants, Sweden has officially become a banana republic and should immediately be stripped of its hosting rights.

Max
Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

That is what you mak of that?

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Tel Aviv hosting was the equivalent of when the Nazis hosted the Olympics in 1936. Full propaganda.

Troy
Troy
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

Israelis love action, at least it won’t be boring.

shwep
shwep
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

A horror perpetrated by WHOM? Violent pro-Palestinians?

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  shwep

After current events it’s more likely that some Zionists will be causing trouble.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

For all artists and us fans. Not only in the arena but also in Eurovillage.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

So when Israelis and Jews are being targeted around the world, you really think others would be hurt in Malmo?
Israel being there doesnt mean a security risk – only those who wish to hurt us make it dangerous, and even then – not to everyone.
Shame on you.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

You forget two things. 1, violence against Muslims has increased a lot more than violence against Jews. 2, most of the violence against Jews is Zionists Jews attacking Non-Zionist Jews.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

So you prefer that israel wont take part, because of violent pro-pal people who coukd carry out an attack?
Then you have to go after those violent pro-pal attackers.
Never give in to terrorism.

Oscar
Oscar
1 month ago

So happy!!!! Tel Aviv 2024? I haven’t heard the song but Eden is amazing!!!

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Oscar

We’re already in 2024. The winner this year will host in 2025.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Oscar has no brains

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
1 month ago

…Well. Unless something happens to change things, I think that’s possibly it for me, which is a shame, because we were finally starting to see some other songs that I liked.

Maybe you’ll see me again, but quite possibly not. I’ll maybe take a look at the last remaining songs left, …but I guess for now the most I can say is good luck Netherlands, but chances are I’m not watching

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

Good riddance

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

I really feel sorry for Eden as all of this hate is by no means her fault. The only thing she is “guilty” of is just being a representative of Israel in this contest at times of ungodly turmoil in her country and around the world. I also feel for her in the regard that due to the extreme hate out there in Europe and beyond, I would be quite shocked to see her live and in person at the shows in Malmo or any of the promotional events and pre parties for that matter. I don’t see her going… Read more »

Max
Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

She can still say she doesn’t want to go, can’t she?

Oscar
Oscar
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

Why would she?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Oscar

to avoid receiving hate a!

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

There is also the fact she has Russian roots, she is patriotic and she performed in occupied Crimea. That won’t go down well with some countries like Ukraine and its neighbours.

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

She has no Russian roots.
I read that her father worked a few years in Russia and the family moved with him.
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the family left Russia and moved back to Israel.

And why would Eden not go to Eurovision, Alex?
Because she will receive hate?

Never let haters rule your life.
Stand tall.

Love to Eden and the Israeli Eurovision fans.