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Lhe controversy surrounding the Israeli Eurovision music seems to be nearing decision. At the origin of this controversy, the lyrics of the music chosen by the nation, thought-about too political. “October Rain” evokes the bloody Hamas assault of October 7, 2023.

Israel threatened to withdraw from this 12 months's Eurovision contest reasonably than change a comma within the lyrics. They lastly reversed their choice by agreeing to change the textual content with which they supposed to compete. They will erase something that might be perceived as political, the Israeli Broadcasting Company (KAN) mentioned this Sunday, March 3.

A rehabilitation of the texts

“KAN contacted the lyricists of the two selected songs, “October Rain,” which was chosen first, and “Dance Forever,” which got here second, and requested them to readapt the lyrics, whereas preserving their creative freedom” , underlined the corporate. “October Rain” would not explicitly point out the bloody assault carried out by Hamas. But in keeping with Israeli media and observers, the brand new phrases depart no room for doubt.READ ALSO Misogynistic music, Israel, faith… The many controversies of Eurovision 2024

The public group will unveil the chosen music on March 10. The 20-year-old Israeli-Russian singer, Eden Golan, will signify Israel at this occasion which can happen in May in Malmö, Sweden. Several international locations have referred to as for Israel to be banned from Eurovision to protest the excessive human toll of the warfare in Gaza.