Israeli candidate's music censored? | EUROtoday

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HASAs the Eurovision 2024 last is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, in Malmö, Sweden, calls to ban Israel from the competitors have come from a number of nations following the warfare towards Hamas in Gaza. If the organizers of the Eurovision music contest have dominated out the thought of ​​excluding younger singer Eden Golan from the competitors, the music appears to pose an issue, relays BFMTV.

The Israeli candidate, Eden Golan, should carry out a title nonetheless unknown to the general public. According to the Ynet website, the music is titled “October Rain”, with lyrics that confer with the assault of October 7, perpetrated by Hamas terrorists, which left round 1,160 Israelis useless. The title would have been submitted to the organizers of the competitors who would contemplate refusing it because of an excessively political message, which contravenes Eurovision rules, in line with the Israeli media.

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New lyrics?

The Israeli Minister of Culture and Sports reacted: “The intention of the European Broadcasting Union to disqualify the Israeli song for Eurovision is scandalous,” wrote Miki Zohar on X (ex-Twitter) . The minister praised “a moving song, which expresses the feelings of the people and the country today”, making certain that it’s “not political”. “We all hope that Eurovision will stay a musical and cultural occasion and never a political enviornment – the place taking part nations can showcase their uniqueness and nationalism via music. »

A spokesperson for the Eurovision group recalled the regulation within the columns of HuffPost: “The EBU is at present within the means of finding out the lyrics, a confidential course of between the EBU and the broadcaster till for a last resolution to be made […] If a music is deemed unacceptable for any motive, streamers then have the chance to submit a brand new music or lyrics, as required by the competitors guidelines. »