ibusinesslines.com August 18, 2018

11:22WATCH Netanyahu Celebrates Israel's Eurovision Win With Chicken Dance

16 May 2018, 02:39 | Kelvin Horton



Nothing suits a victory better than a grand party, and that's what the city of Tel Aviv did: Eurovision 2018 victor Netta Barzilai was treated to a dazzling celebration!

The winning song's main chorus is "I'm not your toy, You stupid boy, I'll take you down".

She also voiced her concerns that a Pride march like one in the Tel Aviv wouldn't be allowed in Russian Federation. "Look at everyone together! We have such a great reason to be happy!"

Only days before in the early hours of Sunday morning following her historic win, massive street parties erupted in the square and across the country. I am proud of you and I am proud of the delegation.

"There is nothing like an Israeli party".

The biggest surprise during last night's performance came while the UK's SuRie was belting out her song, "Storm".

It was the fourth time Israel has won the contest, now in its 63rd year.

Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon this weekend.

Netta, 25, picked up OUTtv's OUTmusic Award after winning the vote among LGBT fans before the contest, and was invited to accept another honour following her win.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat vowed his city would "grant any help needed in putting up Eurovision 2019 in the capital of Israel".

The prospect of Israel hosting next year's contest in Jerusalem shines a spotlight on the contested city just as Israel marks the annual Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of what it refers to as the city's "unification" following the 1967 war, and a day before the United States is set to officially open its embassy in the city.

Barzilai, a plus-sized 24-year-old, said "Toy" was a celebration of diversity and a protest against the objectification of women and body shaming. Netta Barzilai's "excellent" song could not win Eurovision "because Europe is imbued with bi-coloured anti-Semitism: The classic Christian anti-Semitism of Holocaust's perpetrators and Muslim anti-Semitism that's striking root" there, he wrote, vowing to eat his own "hat" if he's proven wrong.

Israel's three previous Eurovision triumphs occurred in 1978, for "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" performed by Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta; in 1979 (in Jerusalem) for "Hallelujah" performed by Milk and Honey; and in 1998, for Dana International's rendition of "Diva".

Speaking about the chicken noises she makes during the song, she told Wiwibloggs: "The noises are supposed to imitate the voices of a coward - a chicken".

Other News

Trending Now

Girl bit by bear gets dozens of internal, external stiches
The attack happened about 2:30 a.m on Sunday, when the child went outside to check on a noise she thought her dog had made. A five-year-old girl was attacked by a bear, bitten and dragged before the girl's mother scared off the animal.

Boeing: WTO Ruling Could Lead To Biggest Retaliatory Tariffs Ever
The WTO dismissed an appeal by Airbus saying, the European plane maker had failed to fix the harm done to Boeing . For a claim to stick at the WTO, subsidies must be found not just to exist but to have caused real harm.

Alia can't help blushing when asked about Ranbir. See proof
The " Brahmastra " pair is said to be dating, and the actress' conversation with Neetu Kapoor adds to the speculation. Alia had posted a lovely picture with her mother Soni Razdan on the occasion of Mother's Day. "It's your day.

Twitter to start hiding comments from suspected 'trolls' in conversations
Harvey and Gasca said that there are many new signals that Twitter is taking in, most of which are not visible externally. However, some believe it has not gone far enough and still has work to do.

Arteta leads Wenger succession race for Gunners
Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could become the new Everton boss, suggests Paul Merson . They must accomplish a triumphant quest for glory.

Steve Wynn's Bad Luck With Picasso Goes On With $70 Million Work
Another Picasso work Wynn owned, Femme au chat assise dans un fauteuil , was also pulled from sale, as reported by Bloomberg . In February Wynn was forced to resign from the company he founded, Wynn Resorts, amid sexual harassment allegations.

Crypto Exchange Gemini Adds Support For Privacy Coin ZCash
What this suggests then, once Zcash actually hits Gemini, trading volume will skyrocket and thus will the value of the currency. Subsequent to the official announcement of Gemini, the price of Zcash increased from 0.0293 to 0.0456 BTC , by almost two-fold.