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The song “Toy,” which will be performed by Israeli singer Netta Barzilai at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon in May, but has already become a hit in Europe at just few days after being launched.

Netta won the right to represent Israel after winning the Kochav Haba television talent show earlier this year. Her impressive vocals and self-confident styling work well with her unique musical style. This entry does stand out for all the right reasons. It’s current, catchy, powerful and Netta can own a stage. Expect this one to go big in the Eurovision arena. The lyrics put girl power back on the Eurovision map, with lyrics like ‘Wonder woman don’t you ever forget, you’re divine and he’s about to regret. I’m not your toy, you stupid boy‘. The reference to ‘You stupid boy’ will have Dad’s Army fans voting for this in droves. The reference to wonder woman is a nod to Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress that reprised the role of the 1987s iconic television show for the 2017 global hit movie and currently Israel’s most popular celebrity.

Netta Barzilai's 'Toy' came in 17th place on the list of the most listened-to songs on iTunes in Spain; in Poland it landed in 36th place, in the Netherlands it’s 46 and it reached 54 in Norway. In Israel the song, written by Doron Medley and Stav Berger, tops the iTunes chart. The song’s video has also gone viral and has 12.5 million views on YouTube.

This is an impressive achievement when compared to this year’s entries from other countries. For example, the song “Fuego,” by singer Eleni Foureira, representing Cyprus, has reached third place in her country, sixth place in Greece and 140 in Spain. The Swedish song, “Dance You Off,” is considered a hit in that country, ranking number one on iTunes in Sweden but only 31 in neighboring Norway.

Listeners are either loving or hating it, but it has definitely caught on around the world. The music video for the song currently has close to six million views on YouTube and the song has already hit number five on the iTunes chart in Spain. Even a Ugandan group called Spoon Youth was filmed doing a choreographed dance to the song with the caption: “For us, the song already won!”

Not only does Barzilai look super fierce and fun, but her song was written by Doron Medalie, who co-wrote the track with his producer partner Stav Beger. “This year it’s Israel’s 70th anniversary, and it has been 20 years since Diva (Dana International’s winning song for Israel in 1998),” Medalie told Gay Star News. “We really want to win this. Just think how fun it will be having a Eurovision in Israel next year!”

Potential Eurovision voters across Europe have hailed the song for its lyrics, which ride the tide of the past year’s #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, as well as for its catchiness and quirks.

There are also references to Pokeman character Pikachu, which was Barzilai’s addition (“that’s more her generation than mine,” said Medalie), as well as to Wonder Woman and by association, Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who recently played the superheroine to great acclaim.

Odds on Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Will Israel qualify for the final?

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    Highest
odds
Lowest
odds
Yes1.011.01
No11.0011.00
Betway
1.01
11.00

Will Israel finish in the top 10 at Eurovision Song Contest 2018?

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odds
Lowest
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Yes1.051.05
No8.008.00
Betway
1.05
8.00

Israels finishing position?

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Paf
1.33
4.25
11.00
15.00