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Eurovision Song Contest
On Israel’s Netta Barzilai, celebrating ‘otherness’
Her song, “Toy,” is the most feminist-inspired song you could imagine—an ultimate declaration of independence.
Israel’s Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018
“I’m so happy, thank you so much,” the emotional Barzilai said upon taking the stage when her victory was announced. “I love my country!” she yelled. “Next time in Jerusalem!” At a press conference after her win, Barzilai thanked her fans and tearfully said, “I’m so happy we were able to reach hearts, I’m so happy we were able to change [Israel’s] image. It’s time. We deserve this.”
Israeli Netta Barzilai to sing in finals of Eurovision contest
Barzilai, who performed the song “Toy,” will join finalists from Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Albania and Bulgaria.