Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Dana International

Dana International

Ding Dong

Dana International

Ding Dong

Sinead O'Connor said about her: she inspires me and gives me courage. Jean Paul Gaultier called her my muse and the in 1998, Time magazine chose her as one of the important people in the world. Dana International's story is not only the story of a successful singer; it is a rare and inspiring story about courage and the victory of the human spirit.

Preview video

Dana was born in Israel and grew up in Tel Aviv as a boy named Yaron Cohen. He was a gifted child and an excellent student who sang in the school choirs. In adolescence, he started to feel that something was different about him. That he's not like everyone else. He started to discover the Tel Aviv nightlife, and there, in the dark nightclubs that allow everyone to be who they really are, the transformation started; a transformation that began with a recognition, an understanding, and ended three years later when the shy teenage boy became a beautiful girl, Dana.
At the age of 20, Dana started to perform in Tel Aviv nightclubs and was very popular amongst the crowd. A year later, she released a song from her club performances, Saida Sultana to the radio stations, and the song immediately became a big hit. This success led to the recording of a full dance album, and the second hit released from it was Dana International. Ever since, this name stuck with her, and a couple years later it became reality.
In 1994, Dana released her second album, Yeshnan Banot. The album became a big success, sold platinum records and Dana was chosen as Israel's singer of the year. She participated in the Israeli Pre-Eurovision Song Contest and achieved second place. She tells that that night, in which she didn't win, was one of the saddest in her life: "I cried all night and I felt terrible. If only an angel would have visited me and whispered in my ear that two years from now I'm going to win the real thing, it could have spared me so many tears". Two years later, her third album, Maganuna came out, and Dana set her status as one of the successful singers in Israel.
In 1998, she was chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Diva, written by Yoav Ginai and Tzvika Pick. She took the first place and turned overnight into an international star. Dana's victory had a strong impression on the world, and she became a cultural icon. In Israel, on the night of the victory, thousands of people celebrated on the streets, and Dana completed the cultural revolution she started with her first album; a symbol of liberalism and human rights.
In the following years, Dana released two international albums, and went on a tour around the globe; from Japan to the United States, from Australia to England. She especially succeeded in Eastern Europe, left Israel and lived on the road, singing and performing all around the world. In 2003 she returned to Israel and released a new album in Hebrew. In 2005, she released the album HaHalom HaEfshari and in 2008, the album HaKol LeTova with the hits Love Boy and Seret Hodi became the greatest hits of that year in Israel. She also wrote the song that represented Israel in the Eurovision of that year, Keilu Kan, performed by Boaz Mauda.
This year, Dana represents Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest once again with the song Ding Dong written by her. She writes, "if you have a dream of your own, don't be afraid go on with your heart, close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul", something that probably describes her life story; a Cinderella story of success that proves to everyone that our lives are not a predetermined fate. Our lives are in our hands and if we stick with our truth, without being afraid and with inner faith, any dream can come true.

The entry

Title
Ding Dong
Performed by
Dana International
Written by
Dana International
Composed by
Dana International
Broadcaster
IBA

Lyrics of Ding Dong

Hebrew/English (Original)

ואולי הימים הטובים כבר הגיעו הם כאן רק עוד רגע קטן והכל ישתנה מעכשיו ונאהב איך נאהב if you have a dream of your own don't be afraid go on with your heart close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now
ואולי זה כמעט זה קרוב עכשיו בא תורו של הרגע הטוב הכאב שבלב מסתובב והולך ועוזב
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now הללי את היום שמביא את הלילה הללי את הזמן שיאיר אותך הוא יביא לך גאולה
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now

English

Maybe the good days Arrived already and they're here Just one more moment And everything is going to change And we'll love Oh, we'll love
if you have a dream of your own don't be afraid go on with your heart close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now
And maybe it's almost happening, it's close Now comes the turn of the good moment The pain of the heart turns around and leaves
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now Praise the day that brings the night Praise the time that will shine on you It will bring you salvation
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now

The entry

Title
Ding Dong
Performed by
Dana International
Written by
Dana International
Composed by
Dana International
Broadcaster
IBA

Artist accounts

This artist doesn't have any official channels

Sinead O'Connor said about her: she inspires me and gives me courage. Jean Paul Gaultier called her my muse and the in 1998, Time magazine chose her as one of the important people in the world. Dana International's story is not only the story of a successful singer; it is a rare and inspiring story about courage and the victory of the human spirit.

Preview video

Dana was born in Israel and grew up in Tel Aviv as a boy named Yaron Cohen. He was a gifted child and an excellent student who sang in the school choirs. In adolescence, he started to feel that something was different about him. That he's not like everyone else. He started to discover the Tel Aviv nightlife, and there, in the dark nightclubs that allow everyone to be who they really are, the transformation started; a transformation that began with a recognition, an understanding, and ended three years later when the shy teenage boy became a beautiful girl, Dana.
At the age of 20, Dana started to perform in Tel Aviv nightclubs and was very popular amongst the crowd. A year later, she released a song from her club performances, Saida Sultana to the radio stations, and the song immediately became a big hit. This success led to the recording of a full dance album, and the second hit released from it was Dana International. Ever since, this name stuck with her, and a couple years later it became reality.
In 1994, Dana released her second album, Yeshnan Banot. The album became a big success, sold platinum records and Dana was chosen as Israel's singer of the year. She participated in the Israeli Pre-Eurovision Song Contest and achieved second place. She tells that that night, in which she didn't win, was one of the saddest in her life: "I cried all night and I felt terrible. If only an angel would have visited me and whispered in my ear that two years from now I'm going to win the real thing, it could have spared me so many tears". Two years later, her third album, Maganuna came out, and Dana set her status as one of the successful singers in Israel.
In 1998, she was chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Diva, written by Yoav Ginai and Tzvika Pick. She took the first place and turned overnight into an international star. Dana's victory had a strong impression on the world, and she became a cultural icon. In Israel, on the night of the victory, thousands of people celebrated on the streets, and Dana completed the cultural revolution she started with her first album; a symbol of liberalism and human rights.
In the following years, Dana released two international albums, and went on a tour around the globe; from Japan to the United States, from Australia to England. She especially succeeded in Eastern Europe, left Israel and lived on the road, singing and performing all around the world. In 2003 she returned to Israel and released a new album in Hebrew. In 2005, she released the album HaHalom HaEfshari and in 2008, the album HaKol LeTova with the hits Love Boy and Seret Hodi became the greatest hits of that year in Israel. She also wrote the song that represented Israel in the Eurovision of that year, Keilu Kan, performed by Boaz Mauda.
This year, Dana represents Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest once again with the song Ding Dong written by her. She writes, "if you have a dream of your own, don't be afraid go on with your heart, close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul", something that probably describes her life story; a Cinderella story of success that proves to everyone that our lives are not a predetermined fate. Our lives are in our hands and if we stick with our truth, without being afraid and with inner faith, any dream can come true.

Lyrics of Ding Dong

Hebrew/English (Original)

ואולי הימים הטובים כבר הגיעו הם כאן רק עוד רגע קטן והכל ישתנה מעכשיו ונאהב איך נאהב if you have a dream of your own don't be afraid go on with your heart close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now
ואולי זה כמעט זה קרוב עכשיו בא תורו של הרגע הטוב הכאב שבלב מסתובב והולך ועוזב
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now הללי את היום שמביא את הלילה הללי את הזמן שיאיר אותך הוא יביא לך גאולה
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now

English

Maybe the good days Arrived already and they're here Just one more moment And everything is going to change And we'll love Oh, we'll love
if you have a dream of your own don't be afraid go on with your heart close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now
And maybe it's almost happening, it's close Now comes the turn of the good moment The pain of the heart turns around and leaves
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now Praise the day that brings the night Praise the time that will shine on you It will bring you salvation
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now

The entry

Title
Ding Dong
Performed by
Dana International
Written by
Dana International
Composed by
Dana International
Broadcaster
IBA

Artist accounts

This artist doesn't have any official channels

Sinead O'Connor said about her: she inspires me and gives me courage. Jean Paul Gaultier called her my muse and the in 1998, Time magazine chose her as one of the important people in the world. Dana International's story is not only the story of a successful singer; it is a rare and inspiring story about courage and the victory of the human spirit.

Preview video

Dana was born in Israel and grew up in Tel Aviv as a boy named Yaron Cohen. He was a gifted child and an excellent student who sang in the school choirs. In adolescence, he started to feel that something was different about him. That he's not like everyone else. He started to discover the Tel Aviv nightlife, and there, in the dark nightclubs that allow everyone to be who they really are, the transformation started; a transformation that began with a recognition, an understanding, and ended three years later when the shy teenage boy became a beautiful girl, Dana.
At the age of 20, Dana started to perform in Tel Aviv nightclubs and was very popular amongst the crowd. A year later, she released a song from her club performances, Saida Sultana to the radio stations, and the song immediately became a big hit. This success led to the recording of a full dance album, and the second hit released from it was Dana International. Ever since, this name stuck with her, and a couple years later it became reality.
In 1994, Dana released her second album, Yeshnan Banot. The album became a big success, sold platinum records and Dana was chosen as Israel's singer of the year. She participated in the Israeli Pre-Eurovision Song Contest and achieved second place. She tells that that night, in which she didn't win, was one of the saddest in her life: "I cried all night and I felt terrible. If only an angel would have visited me and whispered in my ear that two years from now I'm going to win the real thing, it could have spared me so many tears". Two years later, her third album, Maganuna came out, and Dana set her status as one of the successful singers in Israel.
In 1998, she was chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Diva, written by Yoav Ginai and Tzvika Pick. She took the first place and turned overnight into an international star. Dana's victory had a strong impression on the world, and she became a cultural icon. In Israel, on the night of the victory, thousands of people celebrated on the streets, and Dana completed the cultural revolution she started with her first album; a symbol of liberalism and human rights.
In the following years, Dana released two international albums, and went on a tour around the globe; from Japan to the United States, from Australia to England. She especially succeeded in Eastern Europe, left Israel and lived on the road, singing and performing all around the world. In 2003 she returned to Israel and released a new album in Hebrew. In 2005, she released the album HaHalom HaEfshari and in 2008, the album HaKol LeTova with the hits Love Boy and Seret Hodi became the greatest hits of that year in Israel. She also wrote the song that represented Israel in the Eurovision of that year, Keilu Kan, performed by Boaz Mauda.
This year, Dana represents Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest once again with the song Ding Dong written by her. She writes, "if you have a dream of your own, don't be afraid go on with your heart, close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul", something that probably describes her life story; a Cinderella story of success that proves to everyone that our lives are not a predetermined fate. Our lives are in our hands and if we stick with our truth, without being afraid and with inner faith, any dream can come true.

Lyrics of Ding Dong

Hebrew/English (Original)

ואולי הימים הטובים כבר הגיעו הם כאן רק עוד רגע קטן והכל ישתנה מעכשיו ונאהב איך נאהב if you have a dream of your own don't be afraid go on with your heart close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now
ואולי זה כמעט זה קרוב עכשיו בא תורו של הרגע הטוב הכאב שבלב מסתובב והולך ועוזב
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now הללי את היום שמביא את הלילה הללי את הזמן שיאיר אותך הוא יביא לך גאולה
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now

English

Maybe the good days Arrived already and they're here Just one more moment And everything is going to change And we'll love Oh, we'll love
if you have a dream of your own don't be afraid go on with your heart close your eyes and hear the bells of your soul Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now
And maybe it's almost happening, it's close Now comes the turn of the good moment The pain of the heart turns around and leaves
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now Praise the day that brings the night Praise the time that will shine on you It will bring you salvation
Ding dong say no more I hear silent prayer and its making me high and fly I know where to go and I'm comming now