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Michael Ben David will represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with the song `I.M`.

Michael Ben David hails from Petah Tikva, a city in the Central District of Israel that lies just 10 kilometres east of Tel Aviv. Heโ€™s spoken quite openly on the show about the difficulties he faced as a child, from being bullied at school for singing in a high-pitched voice, to the trouble that his mother initially had accepting him when he came out as gay.

Fittingly, his song I.M is a positive anthem about self-acceptance, and itโ€™s a message that was echoed once more by Michael when speaking with Israeli broadcaster KAN after his The X Factor Israel win: โ€˜Iโ€™m a little shocked. People voted for me and that means they accept me for who I am. This isnโ€™t only for me. This is for so many people.โ€™

Read more about Michael Ben David: https://eurovision.tv/participant/michael-ben-david-22

Thanks to participating broadcaster IPBC/Kan.

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