Country
🇮🇱 Israel
Grand Final
Finished 1st
First Semi-Final
Finished 1st
Song
TOY
Written by
Doron Medalie & Stav Beger
Composed by
Doron Medalie & Stav Beger
Broadcaster
Israeli Public Broadcasting Service

Netta represented Israel at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'TOY' and eventually took home the trophy, winning the Grand Final with 529 points.

Netta won this year’s Rising Star reality music show, HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion ('The Next Star For Eurovision') and the ticket to represent Israel in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. She is a very ambitious and determined 25-year-old, but despite her young age, Netta has an extensive background in music. She finished high school with excellence merit in extended music studies and went on to study in the renowned Rimon School of Music in the Electronic Studies Department.

In 2012 Netta was an instructor and manager of guide counsels in a professional Camp for Young Musicians. She served as a singer in the Israeli Navy band and continued her musical training in that framework. Later on, Netta went on to be the house singer of the Bar Giora club for three years, also artistically directing its weekly blues nights.

In 2016 Netta co-founded an improvisation singing ensemble called The Experiment, touring all over Israel and collaborating with the famous Bat Sheva ensemble. She then received the leading role in the theatre production Running on the Sea, with theatre professor Ruth Kanner and composer Avshalom Ariel, who is one of her backing vocalists this in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2017 Netta got another lead role, in Noam Inbar's piece called The Book of Challenges, an a capella music work that was part of the Tel Aviv Museum's Singing in the Squares project. Netta has been an active soloist for two years in the successful show group Gaberband, performing both in Israel and abroad and has been giving looping workshops for young musicians in middle- and high schools.

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About the song writers and composers

Doron Medalie is one of Israel's most successful song writers, composers and artistic directors. With over 350 songs throughout his career, he's known for his crazy happy music. If you ever visited Tel Aviv, you probably know the city's anthem - Tel Aviv Ya Habibi - one of his top hits. Medalie also wrote two big hits for the Greek pop star Eleni Foureira, who's representing Cyprus at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Toy is his third entry for Israel, collaborating with Stav Beger.

Stav Beger is an upcoming Israeli producer, writer and composer. Stav is only 25 years old and has written several Israeli hits over the last two years. Toy is his first entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Lyrics of TOY

Look at me, I'm a beautiful creature I don’t care about your modern-time preachers Welcome boys, too much noise, I will teach you Pam pam pa hoo, Turram pam pa hoo Hey, I think you forgot how to play My teddy bear's running away The Barbie got something to say: Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! My "Simon says" leave me alone I'm taking my Pikachu home You're stupid just like your smart phone Wonder woman, don't you ever forget You're divine and he's about to regret His baka-bakum, bak-bak bakumbai… I’m not your toy You stupid boy I'll take you down I'll make you watch me Dancing with my dolls On the MadaBaka Beat Not your toy! A-A-A-Ani Lo buba! Don't you go and play with me boy! A-A-A-Ani Lo buba! Don't you go and play… Shake! Kulului, Kulului, Ah, wedding bells ringing Kulului, Kulului, Ah, money man bling-bling I don't care about your 'stefa', baby Pam pam pa hoo, Turram pam pa hoo Wonder woman, don't you ever forget You're divine and he's about to regret His baka-bakum…bak-bak bakumbai… I’m not your toy You stupid boy I'll take you down I'll make you watch me Dancing with my dolls On the MadaBaka Beat Not your toy

Updates about Netta

Netta's music video for 'Toy' reaches 100 million views

'Toy' becomes first Eurovision video ever to reach 100 million views

1 year ago
Netta representing Israel in the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

Netta beats them all: Record 58 million views on YouTube!

2 years ago
Netta Barzilai with Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai.

Netta welcomed home by ecstatic crowd in Tel Aviv

2 years ago
Netta gives a press conference shortly after her Eurovision Song Contest victory.

Winner's Press Conference with Israel's Netta

2 years ago