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An Israeli army reservist has been killed within the Gaza Strip simply weeks after he efficiently auditioned on a TV present that picks the nation’s submission for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Shaul Greenglick, 26, carried out on “Israel’s Rising Star” on Dec. 3 whereas on furlough from his mobilisation within the conflict towards Hamas. Dressed in military fatigues and lieutenant’s stripes, he sang a preferred ballad and was green-lit for the following spherical within the choice course of.

Writing after Mr Greenglick’s demise, one of many judges, Keren Peles, mentioned he had dropped out of the present due to his duties within the infantry reserves.

She had advised Mr Greenglick on stage throughout his look on the present: “I’m happy to see you wearing a uniform, because it’s reassuring that someone like you is in uniform. I would be happy to see you representing Israel at Eurovision.”

“I imagined this year differently, as a year of aspiration and of living my dreams,” Greenglick mentioned in a Dec. 14 submit on Facebook.

“Now I’m living an old dream, of fighting for the country …. A new, different dream will have to wait a bit.”