Netta on Today show USA
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Netta live remixes popular songs

Camila Cabello's "Havana", Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and Aqua's "Barbie Girl" were three of the songs remixed by Netta on the iHeartRadio special dedicated to her

Netta Barzilai, this year's Eurovision winner, has conquered Europe and is aiming at conquering America as well. Netta has been all over the United States of America in order to promote her Eurovision winning song Toy.

After making the live debut of the song in the Today Show, Netta has been on Billboard and more recently did a special for iHeartRadio that could easily go viral. The production of the show challenged Netta to live remix popular songs and the Israeli singer completely nailed the challenge.

Starting with Camila Cabello's "Havana", Netta admitted while singing: "I don't really know this song, I am sorry". Thankfully Rihanna's 2009 hit "Rude Boy" came up next: "At least I know!" And that did play a difference. Netta made her own version of Rihanna's hit and scored multiple cheers from the production team.

Ending with the cherry on top, Aqua's "Barbie Girl" was the final challenge and again Netta made it her own and proved that this song could still be a hit if released in her own unique way. Barbie Girl was also on the repetoire in one of the preliminary rounds of "HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion" – the Israeli selection for Eurovision 2018, which she – of course – won.

Take a look at the full thing on the video below:

Israel in Eurovision Song Contest

Israel 2018: Netta Barzilai - "Toy"

Israel has participated 41 times in Eurovision since debut in 1973. They have won the contest four times:

Israel has never ended last in the contest! Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Israel qualified for the Grand Final 9 out of 15 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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