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Dana International to represent Israel at 2011 Eurovision

Dana International to represent Israel at 2011 Eurovision

Singer beats out competition with her song "Ding Dong", written by Tzvika Pik.

 

Dana International will represent Israel in the 2011 Eurovision song contest, after winning a preliminary singing contest on Tuesday. For the first time in six years, audience members chose the Israeli representative to the Eurovision, instead of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

 

The singer won the competition by a landslide with her song "Ding Dong," written by famed musician and composer Tzvika Pik, who had also collaborated with International the last time she took part in the Eurovision competition – when she won with the song "Diva" in 1998.

 

Respected artists such as Yehuda Poliker, Dani Dotan and Eli Abramov have also written songs for her in the past. Idit Halevi, with her song "It's My Time," came in second at the contest geared to select Israel's Eurovision representative which took place at Rishon Letzion's concert hall. Vladi Blayberg, the first runner-up in the 2009 season of "A Star is Born" (Israel's version of "American Idol" ) was another contestant.

 

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on May 14 and will also be broadcast locally by Channel 1. During the 1990s, the state broadcasting channel had refused to air her songs, on the grounds that a transsexual sent the wrong message to the nation's youth. But they reversed their attitude towards her in 1998, choosing her to represent Israel in the Eurovision song contest.

 

Later, the Foreign Ministry treated her as a public relations asset, someone who could show the world what an enlightened, open and liberal country Israel can be.

 


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35 Reponses to „Dana International to represent Israel at 2011 Eurovision“

Trubiroch says:

Apr 27, 2013 11:22 PM

Muž zostane vždy mužom.

Robert says:

Apr 25, 2013 8:26 PM

Pán Šéfredaktor, teším sa na ďalšie fajné pesničky :)

Robert says:

Apr 25, 2013 8:23 PM

Ding Dong - zvuk srdce zvona alebo aj keď si kukulienka sťažuje :)) treba si to ale pustiť ako Official video clip.

Robert says:

Mar 25, 2013 8:17 PM

gewitter, skús sa na tu Danu kuknut ocami nie proroka jeremijáša, izajáša, mojžiša, ježiša atd... proste skus nepozerat na tohto cloveka ocami biblie, skus sam zo seba, ved nemusis ist s nou na rande :))

Robert says:

Mar 25, 2013 12:22 AM

gewitter, ani nevieš či máš židov milovať alebo nenávidieť, cítim to tak isto

Robert says:

Mar 24, 2013 6:17 AM

sa necudujem, ze ju ortodoxne kruhy odsudzovali, lebo on - ona je znamenie velkej zmeny, kdezto u ortodoxneho, konzervatívneho cloveka sa zmeny moc nenosia, ved aj nakoniec vsetky nabozenske texty pisala ruka velmi konzervatívna

Robert says:

Mar 24, 2013 6:10 AM

ding dong, medzi riadkami aj takto nejako: Aj ked je tu noc /v Izraeli/ cas vsetko napraví a príde spása, budem pocuvat tie zvony ktore porazia zlo a stanem sa princeznou šťastia . Fakt bomba song. :)

Robert says:

Mar 24, 2013 1:49 AM

ding dong - v tme záblesk svetla, to svetlo zvony zobudia

Robert says:

Mar 24, 2013 12:12 AM

ding dong, aj ako zvony ktoré porazia zlo

Robert says:

Mar 23, 2013 11:54 AM

ta piesen ding dong, to je akoby Dana povedala : Ked budes pocut a pocuvnes také /tie/ zvony, tak budes najstastnejsim clovekom na zemi.:)

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