Israeli Singer Netta Barzilai Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Barzilai’s win marks Israel’s fourth (1978, 1979, 1998) since the country’s 1973 debut in the internationally televised Eurovision song contest. Her winning song “Toy” is “influenced by the #MeToo movement,” and showcases Barzilai’s unique sound. Known for mixing animal sounds and beatboxing into her performances, the singer’s distinctive musical style and commanding victory land her a record deal with New York based label S-Curved Records/BMG. Israel will host the 2019 Eurovision contest in Jerusalem.