Israel’s Eden Golan ranked 12th after Eurovision jury vote

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 is ranked in 12th place after all the countries’ juries submit their points. The winner will be decided by a combination of televotes and jury votes, which will be announced soon.

Israel does not get 12 points — the maximum possible — from any country’s jury, but gets 8 each from Norway, Cyprus and Germany, 5 from both Belgium and Estonia, 4 from Lithuania, 3 each from France, Malta, Moldova and Georgia and 2 from Latvia.

Switzerland is ranked first following the jury vote, followed by France and Croatia.

Israel’s jury awards 12 points to Luxembourg, 10 points to Germany and 8 to Ukraine. Israel’s points are presented live by Maya Alkulumbre, who does not wear a yellow hostage pin on air despite being seen with it during preparation for the show. According to Ynet, she was asked to remove it by Kan ahead of the broadcast, who were seeking not to anger the EBU.

Loud boos could be heard in the broadcast when Alkulumbre appeared on screen, as well as when countries awarded points to Israel. Boos during Golan’s performance were muted by anti-boo technology deployed by the EBU.

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