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Singer tipped to be Israel’s next Eurovision entry dies fighting in Gaza

# A singer tipped to be Israel’s next Eurovision entry has died fighting in Gaza. The 26-year old Shaul Greenglick successfully performed on Israel’s Rising Star on 3 December, a show that picks the country’s entry for the song contest. At the same time he was enlisted as a reservist in the Israel Defence Forces. During his audition he sang a popular ballad and was green-lit for the next round in the selection process. He then reportedly dropped out of the show entirely to fulfil his duties in the IDF. According to the IDF he had been killed in clashes with Hamas fighters in northern Gaza on Tuesday.