Eurovision Song Winner Barzilai was “unrepentant with her popular techno dance beat about women’s empowerment” [VIDEO]

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Netta Barzilai Wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel
Associated Press
May 12, 2018

Pre-competition favorite Netta Barzilai won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel on Saturday with her song “Toy.” Barzilai beat out competition from 42 other countries’ performers to claim the music extravaganza’s annual crown at the Grand Final in Lisbon, Portugal. There was a strong field of contestants at this year’s event, and the Israeli entry topped close competition from Cyprus, Austria, Sweden and Germany…Her win — Israel’s fourth and first since 1998 — means her country hosts next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is watched by some 200 million people. “Next time in Jersualem!” Barzilai shouted to the audience as she picked up her award. READ MORE

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