Israel: Netta Barzilai to sing «Toy» in Lisbon
As it is already known, this year’s Israeli representative at the Eurovision Song Contest will be Netta Barzilai, who is the winner of the 5th season of the HaKokhav HaBa Show (The Next Star 2018). So far, we did not know the song she will deliver on stage in Lisbon.
Specifically, IPBC, Israel’s public broadcaster, after selecting Netta, started the process of submitting songs that reached 150 in three weeks. The authorized committee had concluded in the five best songs and today it was revealed that «Toy» will Netta’s entry in Lisbon. The song is written by Doron Medalie (composer of “Golden Boy” and “Made Of Stars”) and by Stav Beger. The lyrics are entirely in English and will be available on digital platforms after March 11th.
We remind you that Israel has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1973 and has achieved three victories so far (1978, 1979 and 1998). Last year, the country was represented by Imri with the song I Feel Alive, which finished in the 23rd place in the grand final.
Remember last year’s act below: