With more than 6 million views and counting, the official video of Toy by Israel’s Netta Barzilai on Youtube is an indication that the entry is certainly Eurovision 2018’s fan favourite to beat. The quirky yet socially significant song, with its catchy rhythms and contemporary sound, is a “love or hate” entry – drawing reactions either way, yet surely making it the talk of the town. Toy hasn’t gone unnoticed and is making its way across the globe.
The 24 year-old winner of Israel’s “Next Star” competition will be representing her country in the 63rd Eurovision competition in Lisbon this Spring. And with an explosively ambitious song by Doron Medley and Stav Beger (who also wrote Israel’s last two Eurovision tunes,) the country is prepared for a triumph.