It seems that David D'Or does follow his Eurovision entry Leha'amin (To Believe), as today he totally fell for an April fools hoax, pulled on him on Israeli radio.
D'Or was a guest in one of 103FM's radio programs, where suddenly the host read a statment, which was seemingly issued by the EBU and IBA (Israel's broadcaster), determining that his participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest is now cancelled, due to his unauthorized performance in a TV commercial to a cellular company, which was linked to Eurovision. The host has even asked for the comment of the IBA' s spokesperson who said, live on air, that Israel would struggle against the EBU's decision in the matter, but for the meantime, due to lack of time the runner-ups in this year's pre-selection were appointed as Israel's entrants.
David D'Or didn't suspect a thing and sounded desperate as he was heard saying he would not have the strength to face another letdown this year,after a few setbacks he already faced. 'Had I known this would happen, I would have asked for a higher fee for the commercial', said D'Or in a bitter-sweet note. Only later, when he was handed with the forged statment of IBA and after hearing, again on air, from the IBA's spokesperson that it was all an April fools joke, David D'Or was relieved. 'My stomach trembled and shivered at first, of course. I am not good with dates, I never realized its April fools day today…'.
David D'Or WILL indeed represent Israel at May 12th qualifying round of the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.