Israel has remained an ever-present determine amongst the collaborating Eurovision nations since 1973. Israel has been topped the profitable nation 4 occasions in its historical past and ever won Eurovision two occasions in a row, back-to-back in 1978 and 1979. Right here’s precisely when Israel last won the Eurovision Song Contest and which act secured them the accolade.
When was the last time Israel won the Eurovision song contest?
2018 – Netta Barzilai
Israel is definitely the present Eurovision title holders after profitable the contest last 12 months.
Netta Barzilai represented Isreal and had nations round the world tapping their toes to her song Toy.
Eurovision topped Netta its winner after she racked up an almighty 529 factors, dwarfing second place Cyrpus by nearly 100 factors.
Israel’s 2018 victory in the Eurovision Song Contest meant it acquired to host this 12 months’s competitors, which is presently happening in Tel Aviv.
Since profitable Eurovision, Netta launched Toy as a single, which peaked at primary in the Israel music charts.
Netta’s subsequent singles, titled Bassa Sababa and Nana Banana, each additionally attain the prime of the charts in Israel.
1998 – Dana Worldwide
Dana Worldwide was topped Eurovision Song Contest winner in 1998 after her ground-breaking efficiency in Birmingham, UK.
The singer topped the voting desk after wowing together with her rendition of Diva.
Eurovision welcomed Dana Worldwide again in 2011 when she tried to duplicate the glory from 13 years prior.
Nonetheless, Dana Worldwide didn’t make it by means of the semi-finals of the competitors.
Since profitable Eurovision in 1998, Dana Worldwide has launched numerous hit albums and has labored as a TV presenter on numerous exhibits.
1979 – Gali Atari & Milk and Honey
The quartet of Gali Atari & Milk and Honey secured Eurovision glory in 1979.
Israel’s act sang Hallelujah to the hundreds of thousands of Eurovision viewers.
The efficiency is effectively remembered by die-hard Eurovision followers for its distinctive arrange – every member entered the stage one-by-one versus all collectively.
Gali Atari has gone on to get pleasure from a profitable profession ins singing, releasing a dozen solo albums since the Eurovision win.
1978 – Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta
Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta have been the first ever Israeli victors in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The group sang A-Ba-Ni-Bi and obtained 12 factors in a row from 5 completely different nations, which was a document at the time.
Israel’s act ended up 157 factors which have been sufficient to safe them the win.
Whether or not this 12 months’s Israel act Kobi Marimi will be capable of replicate the success of those 4 acts shall be selected Saturday, Might 18.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 last takes place from 8pm on BBC One.