After her “warnings”. EBU for “political messages” in the lyrics and the multitude of reactions from her viewers Eurovision but also politicians, the Israel he was finally forced – despite his initial, categorical refusal – to change his song to participate in the competition this year.

The EBU announced that the October Rain changed title and done Hurricanewhich was approved for this year’s European Song Contest.

In addition, Israel’s public broadcaster KAN also announced that the country will participate as a regular at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Malmö, Sweden on May 7, 9 and 11, 2024.

The performer of the piece will be Eden Golan which was selected through a music show.

In fact, apart from the title, Israel also changed them verses of the song, which was deemed to refer to the deadly October 7 attack by Hamas.

The Israeli broadcaster “contacted the lyricists of the two selected songs, ‘October Rain’ which was chosen in first place and ‘Dance Forever’ which came in second, and asked them to re-adapt the lyrics, maintaining their artistic freedom” , the announcement states.