Hold on to your hats, Eurovision fans! Eden Golan is stirring up a “Hurricane” with Israel’s latest entry, and we’re about to get caught up in the gale-force frenzy of this musical tempest.

In the grand tradition of Eurovision extravaganzas, we’re all eager to see if this song will blow the roof off or simply breeze by unnoticed.

Join us as we whip through an analysis that’s as sharp as the winds of a storm, share our unfiltered thoughts on the performance that’s got everyone talking, and of course, serve up the lyrics for your sing-along pleasure.

Get ready to be swept away as we dive into the eye of this melodious cyclone!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Hurricane” by Eden Golan for Eurovision 2024.

Disclaimer

Before we go any further, let’s address a certain elephant in the room…

While there are heightened tensions and complex political dynamics surrounding Israel’s participation in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the purpose of this article is to focus on the musical aspect of the competition.

Personal opinions on the geopolitical situation are set aside here, as Eden Golan’s song “Hurricane” is confirmed to be performed in Malmö, and as such, it is within the scope of this Eurovision fan blog to offer a review of the music and performance.

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Who Is Eden Golan?

Eden Golan is a vibrant and talented 20-year-old singer from Tel Aviv, set to take the Eurovision stage by storm with her entry “Hurricane.”

As a Russian-Israeli who has lived most of her life in Moscow, Eden brings a rich cultural background to her music, which adds depth and diversity to her performance.

Her previous experience includes taking part in the 2015 Russian selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as well as Russia’s version of The Voice Kids, showcasing her early start and dedication to her craft.

Eden’s ability to navigate the complex world of international music competitions at such a young age is a testament to her talent and resilience.

With her selection to represent Israel at Eurovision 2024, she’s not just a singer but a symbol of a new generation stepping onto the global stage. Her song “Hurricane” has already made waves, demonstrating her capacity to adapt and evolve her music to resonate with a wider audience

“October Rain” or “Hurricane”?

Israel’s original song for Eurovision 2024, “October Rain,” was rejected by the Eurovision organizers due to its lyrics, which were deemed too political.

The song reportedly made references to the victims of a Hamas attack on October 7 in southern Israel, which goes against the Eurovision Song Contest’s rules that entries must be non-political in nature.

In response to the rejection, the Israeli team agreed to revise the lyrics to comply with the competition’s regulations. The song was subsequently renamed “Hurricane” and altered to remove the political references, thus making it suitable for the contest.

The revisions allowed Israel to maintain its participation in Eurovision 2024 while adhering to the contest’s rules about political content.

Song Analysis – “Hurricane”

The lyrics of “Hurricane” by Eden Golan weave a narrative of emotional turmoil and resilience. At its core, the song speaks to the human experience of facing personal crises and emerging stronger on the other side.

The opening lines, “Writer of my symphony / Play with me,” suggest a plea for connection and understanding, as if the singer is asking someone to join her in navigating the complexities of life.

Meanwhile, the imagery of eyes as windows to the soul (“Look into my eyes and see”) introduces the theme of seeking empathy in moments of loneliness, where people “walk away but never say goodbye.”

“Hurricane” delves into the pain of loss and the stark reality of emotional vulnerability, challenging the stereotype that “boys don’t cry” and thus promoting emotional expression regardless of gender. The stolen moon metaphor (“Someone stole the moon tonight”) represents a loss of guidance and comfort, plunging the world into a dichotomy of “black and white,” where nuance is lost.

The chorus is a powerful assertion of self amidst chaos, with the protagonist “Dancing in the storm” and declaring “I got nothing to hide.”

This act of defiance and openness is a statement of strength, an embrace of the tumultuous journey of life (“this mysterious ride”), and a willingness to let go of the past and “leave the world behind.”

In a poignant plea, the singer asks for reassurance and healing (“Baby promise me you’ll hold me again / I’m still broken from this hurricane”), acknowledging the lingering scars from past struggles.

Yet, the song ends on a note of hope, with the “one ѕmаll light” symbolizing the enduring human spirit and the capacity to find solace and clarity, even in the aftermath of life’s most challenging storms.

Through “Hurricane,” Eden Golan conveys a message of enduring life’s difficulties, holding onto hope, and the transformative power of love and support in the face of adversity.

Overall Impression

Eden Golan’s “Hurricane” arrives with the kind of vocal prowess and polished production that we’ve come to expect from Israel’s Eurovision entries. Her voice shines throughout the track, and the production team has done an exemplary job in ensuring the song’s quality is top-notch.

However, “Hurricane” falls into a realm of predictability that’s somewhat surprising, especially in a year where many Eurovision entries have taken the path less trodden. There’s a certain safety in the composition that, while reliable, unfortunately also means it lacks the daring edge that makes a song stand out on such an international stage.

However, in a year with so many extreme and “out there” acts, the safety of “Hurricane” could actually be exactly what helps it stand out enough to perform well in the voting!

In the context of this year’s ballads, “Hurricane” does find itself with some stiff competition though.

It’s got a few standout rivals, such as the powerful delivery of France’s entrant Slimane with “Mon Amour” and the emotional heights of Teya Dora for Serbia with “Ramonda.”

The biggest factor is going to come down to staging that creates the necessary “moment” for a song like “Hurricane” to pluck the right heartstrings necessary to secure votes.

However, Israel is typically very good at knowing how to properly stage their entries, and, just like “Unicorn” last year, we can expect at least one major moment that will take our breath away during Eden’s performance.

Eden Golan – “Hurricane” – Lyrics (Original)

Writer of my symphony
Play with me
Look into my eyes and see
People walk away but never say goodbye

Someone stole the moon tonight
Took my light
Everything is black and white
Who’s the fool who told you boys don’t cry?

Hours and hours, empowers
Life is no game but it’s ours
While the time goes wild

Every day I’m losing my mind
Holding on in this mysterious ride
Dancing in the storm
I got nothing to hide
Take it all and leave the world behind

Baby promise me you’ll hold me again
I’m still broken from this hurricane
This hurricane

Living in a fantasy, ecstasy
Everything is meant to be
We shall pass but love will never die

Hours and hours, empowers
Life is no game but it’s ours
While the time goes wild

Every day I’m losing my mind
Holding on in this mysterious ride
Dancing in the storm
I got nothing to hide
Take it all and leave the world behind

Baby promise me you’ll hold me again
I’m still broken from this hurricane
This hurricane

This hurricane

Lo tzarich milim gdolot
Rak tfilot
Afilu im kashe lir’ot
Tamid ata mash’ir li
Or echad katan

Eden Golan – “Hurricane” – Lyrics (English)

Writer of my symphony
Play with me
Look into my eyes and see
People walk away but never say goodbye

Someone stole the moon tonight
Took my light
Everything is black and white
Who’s the fool who told you boys don’t cry?

Hours and hours, empowers
Life is no game but it’s ours
While the time goes wild

Every day I’m losing my mind
Holding on in this mysterious ride
Dancing in the storm
I got nothing to hide
Take it all and leave the world behind

Baby promise me you’ll hold me again
I’m still broken from this hurricane
This hurricane

Living in a fantasy, ecstasy
Everything is meant to be
We shall pass but love will never die

Hours and hours, empowers
Life is no game but it’s ours
While the time goes wild

Every day I’m losing my mind
Holding on in this mysterious ride
Dancing in the storm
I got nothing to hide
Take it all and leave the world behind

Baby promise me you’ll hold me again
I’m still broken from this hurricane
This hurricane

This hurricane

No need for big words
Only prayers
Even if it’s hard to see
You always leave me with
One ѕmаll light

Final Thoughts – “Hurricane”

And there you have it, folks—the storm has passed, and we’ve navigated the highs and lows of Eden Golan’s “Hurricane.”

Whether it swept you off your feet or left you seeking shelter, we want to hear your thoughts!

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