WATCH: Eden Golan performs ‘Hurricane’ at the Eurovision as voting open around the world

Amy Spiro is a reporter and writer with The Times of Israel

Eden Golan of Israel performs the song 'Hurricane' during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, May 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Eden Golan of Israel performs the song 'Hurricane' during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, May 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Israel’s Eden Golan performs her song “Hurricane” at the Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Malmo, Sweden.

While those inside the arena all week have reported boos while Golan performs during the semifinal and dress rehearsals, no negative noises can be heard on the live broadcast. Many fans holding Israeli flags can be seen in the audience during the live show.

Golan performs “Hurricane” flawlessly, simply shouting “thank you” at the crowd after she finishes, and then promptly bursting into tears after she exits the stage.

Performing before Israel was Luxembourg’s Tali, who was born in Jerusalem and is one of the few Eurovision contestants who has agreed to publicly support and be photographed with Golan.

Though Israel appears fifth in the lineup, Golan’s voting number is 6, since the entry ahead of her was disqualified not long before the show.

Voting is live now at www.esc.vote.

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