Israel Wins Eurovision Song Contest With ‘Toy’ By Netta2 min read

Israel’s Netta Barzilai has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women’s empowerment.

The 25-year-old beat out competition from 42 other countries’ performers Saturday to claim the music extravaganza’s annual crown at the Grand Final with her song “Toy.”

There was a strong field of contestants at this year’s event in Lisbon, Portugal, which was watched by an estimated 200 million people. The votes coming in live from the capitals of participating countries delivered a tense finale, with Israel gripped in a tight, five-way race with Cyprus, Austria, Sweden and Germany.

Barzilai eventually racked up 529 points, compared with 436 for runner-up Cyprus with “Fuego” by Eleni Foureira, and 342 for third-place Austria with Cesar Sampson’s “Nobody But You.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments

comments

Share
Tweet
Share
Pin
Stumble1
1 Shares