The first semi-final of Eurovision 2019 is slated to air on YouTube on Tuesday evening, placing a number of fortunate nations one step ahead towards taking the trophy from 2018’s winner, Israeli singer Netta Barzilai.
The 26-year-old gained the trophy by gaining 529 factors for Israel throughout final 12 months’s competitors together with her animated efficiency of “Toy,” which later hit Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart in August 2018. The profitable nation was adopted behind by Cyrpus, who gained 436 factors within the tune competitors, and third place winner, Austria, with 342 factors.
The success of her tune by Eurovision launched Barzilai to immediate super-stardom and has since resulted in two extra singles from the singer, “Bassa Sababa,” launched in February, and “Nana Banana,” which dropped on Friday. The catchy dance observe facilities is an ode to Barzilai residing her finest life and doing no matter she desires together with her newfound fame. Although it’s her third tune total, the “Nana Banana” marks her second English-speaking single because the launch of “Toy.”
Netta Barzilai performs throughout her US debut live performance at The Standard East Village on July 23, 2018, in New York City. Barzilai gained the 2019 Eurovision contest. Noam Galai/Getty Images
“I had an amazing year and I feel that everyone is trying to sum it up,” Barzilai advised Jerusalem Post on Friday. “’Nana Banana’ is my personal summary, and I think that I want to take you into my bubble, to my most personal place over the past year.”
While it’s unclear if followers will hear “Nana Banana” or one other one in every of Barzilai’s songs in the course of the first spherical of Eurovision’s semi-final competitors on Tuesday, she is predicted to take the stage at in the course of the competitors, simply forward of a efficiency by Madonna.
The 64th annual Eurovision competitors—hosted by mannequin Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub—will air stay from Expo Tel Aviv in Isreal on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. native time. Forty-one nations will go head-to-head within the tune competitors, nonetheless, solely 17 will battle it out on stage on Tuesday.