Following the official release of her Eurovision entry, which is currently making the rounds of Europe and the world as the hot favourite for the victory in May, the Israeli representative Netta Barzilai has released a remixed version of her song Toy.
The song’s uptempo remix has been produced by the famous Israel DJ and music producer Sagi Kariv and it seems the clubs will be dancing a lot to its rhythm this summer!
Below you may enjoy Netta’s remix:
The release of the remix coincides with the moment when the video clip of the country’s participation has reached over 6,500,000 views on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. Listen to the song and share with us your impressions!
Israel at Eurovision
The state of Israel firstly entered the competition in 1973 and has reached the Eurovision top 3 times in the past, namely in 1978, 1979 and most recently in 1998, when Dana International became the first transsexual artist to win the event, with the song Diva. With three victories and a total of 19 Top 10 placings out of 40 participations, Israel is considered as one of the successful Eurovision countries.
Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, the nation has been eliminated in the semi-final 6 times, the last one being in 2014, with Mei Finegold. Last year, the country was represented by the winner of the talent show The Next Star 2017 IMRI, and the track I feel alive. He came 23rd in the Grand Final with 39 points.
Israel will appear in the 1st half of the first semi-final on 8 May. The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest is going to take place on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.