Israel's Eurovision 2024 candidate killed in Gaza

Shaul Greenglick Israel Eurovision 2024 candidate

An Israeli reservist has been killed in the Gaza Strip, a few weeks after successfully auditioning for a TV show to choose the artist who will represent the Jewish State at Eurovision 2024.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Shaul Greenglick, 26, appeared on TV on December 3 while on leave from his mobilisation in Israel's war against Hamas, and dressed in a military uniform, he sang a popular ballad and was accepted into the next round of the Eurovision 2024 selection process.

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One of the judges, Keren Peles, told Greenglick on the stage: "I'm happy to see you wearing a uniform, because it's reassuring that someone like you is in uniform. I would be happy to see you representing Israel at Eurovision."

But Peles, writing after Greenglick's death in clashes in northern Gaza was announced on Tuesday, said he had left the show because of his army duties.

But Peles, writing after Greenglick's death in northern Gaza clashes on Tuesday was published, said he had dropped out of the show because of his duties in the infantry reserves.

"I imagined this year differently, as a year of aspiration and of living my dreams," Greenglick said in a Dec. 14 post on Facebook, which listed his job as a travel health adviser.

"Now I'm living an old dream, of fighting for the country...A new, different dream will have to wait a bit."

Europe's premier singing competition will be hosted in May in Malmo, Sweden.

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