Eden Golan
Eden GolanRan Yehezkel

Israeli singer Eden Golan on Thursday evening advanced to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on Saturday night in Malmo, Sweden.

Golan performed her song “Hurricane”, written by Avi Ohayon, Keren Peles and Stav Beger, in Thursday’s second semi-final. She was unfazed by the boos that were heard during her performance and received a round of applause when she finished singing.

The Israeli delegation expressed satisfaction with the performance.

During the semi-final, one of the participants in the audience waved a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flag. Security guards immediately removed him from the hall.

On Wednesday night, Golan was booed during a dress rehearsal ahead of the semi-final. Then too, she was unfazed by the boos and finished the song.

She later said, "I am proud to represent my country, especially this year. I am receiving support and love and I am determined to give my best performance tomorrow in the semi-finals, and nothing will distract me from my goal. I am proud to be Israeli."