Behind the Headlines: Eurovision Winner Netta Barzilai Is A-Changin’ Things Up

Dear Times of Israel Community member,

If you’re a fan of Israeli music and culture, we have something very special for you – exclusive to the ToI Community.

Tune in NOW (or on-demand) to hear Israeli singer and winner of Eurovision 2018 Netta Barzilai discuss how she caught the music bug, her rise to fame, and what she’s been doing for her fans since the onset of the coronavirus.

Photo Credit: Eran Levi

Netta, 27, was born in Israel and lived in Nigeria for four years. She is the winner of the 5th season of HaKochav HaBa, Israel’s reality singing competition, which earned her the honor of performing in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. There, Netta brought down the packed stadium with her chart-topping song, “Toy.” When Eurovision 2019 was brought to Tel Aviv the following year, Netta fired up the crowd with the opening and interval acts.

For the last year, Netta has been engaging with her fans on YouTube through her web series, Netta’s Office. You can listen to and watch her new cover of Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’ now.

Netta speaks with Jessica Steinberg, The Times of Israel’s Culture & Lifestyle Editor.

The discussion can be viewed on YouTube right now by following this link. You can also watch the interview on demand, at your convenience.

Watch the interview now!Thank you for being part of our Community.

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