Netta Barzilai Biography
(Singer, Looping Artist)
Birthday: January 22, 1993 (Aquarius)
Born In: Hod HaSharon, Israel
Netta Barzilai is an Israeli singer and looping artist who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with her sole single, 'Toy', which talks about female empowerment. While British author J.K. Rowling hailed her as a worthy winner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named her Israel's greatest ambassador. Her win marked the fourth win by Israel in Eurovision after 1978, 1979, and 1998. Previously in February 2018, she won season five of 'HaKokhav HaBa', Israel's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, with her performance of a mashup of 'Gangnam Style' by Psy and 'Tik Tok' by Kesha, which had earned 210 points from the judges to win her the competition, as well as a right to represent the country in the Eurovision Contest. The single, 'Toy', which was sung in English except for a phrase in Hebrew, was first released on March 11 and received 20 million views on its accompanying music video. Prior to her final performance, she also performed the song at the largest Eurovision promotional event, 'Eurovision in Concert' in Amsterdam on April 14. 2018.