According to the Israeli website Ynet.co.il, former Israeli Eurovision winner, Dana International, will be performing at Tel Aviv's major gay pride event, next week, after years of absence.
After winning the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham, Dana International slowly disappeared from the Isreali pop music scene and also declined proposals to perform, each year, at Tel Aviv's gay pride events, which are usually very grand and popular among Tel Aviv's citizens and the rest of the Israelis. Next week, however, as Tel Aviv will celebrate once again with it's gays and lesbians population, Dana International will make a comeback to her home crowd, from where she started her singing career.
Dana will give a special electronic concert at the closing party at the Dome club, on June 26th. “It will be a celebration”, says Dana's manager to Ynet.co.il. “For the first time Dana will give an electronic concert featuring new versions to her old and beloved songs, mixing oriental drums and beat with her repertoire”, says the manager and adds that Dana's close friend, Jean-Paul Gaultier, who designed her famous parrot dress from the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, will probably be present.
Dana International is said to be working on a new album. A new song from that upcoming album and a video clip will be released soon. Dana will also be performing at Greece' Mr.Gay contest in July and in Sweden's main gay pride events of this year.