No information has been released in regards to what song Kirel will sing at the competition, but the singer will have full artistic control over the song choice.
"We received the news with complete surprise. We are happy and thankful for the choice of Noa and are proud to represent the State of Israel with dignity," said Noa Kirel's representatives.
Ukraine was not happy with the decision, with Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko demanding more negotiations on the issue.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: "We will make sure that one day, the participants and guests of Eurovision will be hosted in Ukrainian Mariupol."
Israel’s representative for Eurovision’s 2022 iteration was Michael Ben David, who entered his song “I.M” into the contest.
Ben David will perform a pleasing self-empowerment anthem, “I.M,” with backup dancers groomed to look like him.
We will know soon enough how well Michael Ben David has been able to focus on the music and overcome the backstage drama.
Ben David will perform the winning song, "I.M," in the semifinal on May 12 and if it is one of the 10 songs that makes the cut, he will move on to the final on May 14.
Kalush Orchestra was also confirmed to participate in Eurovision's revived promo event, Calling Israel.