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Israel: Netta's song for Eurovision released – "Toy"

She won the Israeli selection HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion 2018 in Israel, and now her Eurovision song has been released. Listen to Netta's "Toy"

Netta was chosen at the Israeli representative for Eurovision 2018 when she won the talent show HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion (The Next Star for Eurovision / הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון) one month ago.

And now the song what she will sing at Eurovision 2017 in Lisbon has been released: Toy.

Netta's Eurovision song Toy has been chosen by a committee of the Israeli broadcaster. TOY was co-written & produced by the young uprising producer, Stav Beger, and one of Israel's top Hit makers- Doron Medalie, who has written Golden Boy (Israel 2015) and Made of Stars (Israel 2016), this being his 3rd entry for Israel.


Netta Barzilai (נטע ברזילי‎) is 25 years old from Hod HaSharon, Israel. She has been living in Nigeria for four years together with her family. In 2017 she auditioned for the talent show HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion (The Next Star for Eurovision / הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון), which she won.

Netta has a unique talent for mastering the looper – an electronic vocal instrument. The looper is featured in her songs including her Eurovision song Toy. The rules of Eurovision Song Contest prohibit the use of utilities in which voices are recorded in advance, but EBU has agreed that Netta will be able to use the looper at the time of the performance in Lisbon.

HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion – הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון

The talent show HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion (הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון / The Next Star For Eurovision) in Israel, or known as "Rising Star" international, is an interactive song contest. The winner of the show will represent Israel at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.

The Israeli broadcaster IPBC has taken over the Eurovision tasks for Israel, despite not being a full EBU member. EBU has allowed Israel and IPBC to participate in Eurovision events.

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