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"Eden, we were there too": Tipax were also almost disqualified for a "political" Eurovision song - voila! culture

2024-02-21T15:31:21.627Z

Highlights: "Eden, we were there too": Tipax were also almost disqualified for a "political" Eurovision song - voila! culture. The storm of concern over the disqualification of the Israeli song for Eurovision 2024 due to the claim that it contains political lyrics reminded of a similar case that happened to the Tipax band back in 2007. In those days, the European Broadcasting Union received many complaints about Tipax's song, which refers to the nuclear threat to Israel. They interpreted the song as a protest song about Iran's atomic program, and the statements of its president at the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


A. 17 years ago Tipex's song Push The Button was also almost disqualified due to fear of political implications


Aden Golan at the final of "The Next Eurovision Star" in Keshet 12, performs a cover version of the song "I don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith, February 6, 2024/ Keshet 12

The storm of concern over the disqualification of the Israeli song for Eurovision 2024 due to the claim that it contains political lyrics reminded of a similar case that happened to the Tipax band back in 2007. The song Push The Button was almost disqualified from the European competition due to complaints about political lyrics.

Tipax singer Kobi Oz tweeted today: "Eden Golan - been there done that!".



As you may recall, in 2007 the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest approved the participation of Tipax's song in the contest after the song's future was uncertain for several days following complaints about the song's lyrics, which refer to a nuclear threat and allude to the Israel-Iran balance of terror.

After several days of deliberation, the European Broadcasting Union then announced that it would not require any song to change its lyrics.



In those days, the European Broadcasting Union received many complaints about Tipax's song, which refers to the nuclear threat to Israel.

They interpreted the song as a protest song about Iran's atomic program, and the statements of its president at the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that Israel should be wiped off the map.

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Eden Golan/screenshot, Keshet 12

As mentioned, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is considering disqualifying the song chosen to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden, performed by Aden Golan, "October Rain", on the grounds that the song contains political lyrics, as Lavala confirmed!

Culture is a factor in the music industry.

The song is signed by Avi Ohion, Keren Pels and Stav Begar.

However, in Israel as of this time there is no intention to replace the song or change its lyrics.

From here it was reported in response: "The Israel Broadcasting Corporation is in dialogue with the EBU regarding the song that will represent Israel at Eurovision."



Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar responded: "The intention of the European Broadcasting Union to disqualify the Israeli song for the Eurovision is scandalous. Israel's song, which will be performed by Eden Golan, is a moving song that expresses the feelings of the people and the country these days, and is not political. We all hope that the Eurovision will remain an event musical and cultural and not a political arena - where the participating countries can bring their uniqueness and nationalism to the stage through music. I call on the European Broadcasting Union to continue to act professionally and neutrally, and not let politics influence art."

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Source: walla

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