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Netta won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel and, to celebrate, we went back in time to enjoy some of their past entries.

Michael took the journey back for 45 years of Israeli Eurovision delights, including their four winners and some songs that didn’t do as well.

Are there any songs that you wish could have made the cut? Share them with us on social media!

The playlist

1973: Ilanit – Ey-sham (אי שם) [Somewhere]

1978: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta – A-Ba-Ni-Bi (א-ב-ני-בי)

1979: Milk & Honey & Gali Atari – Hallelujah (הללויה)

1983: Ofra Haza – Hi (חי) [Alive]

1985: Izhar Cohen – Olé Olé (עולה, עולה)

1991: Duo Datz – Kan (כאן) [Here]

1998: Dana International – Diva (דיווה) [LGBTI]

1999: Eden – Yom Huledet (יום “הולדת) [Birthday]

2007: Teapacks – Push The Button

2010: Harel Skaat – Milim (מילים) [LGBTI – Words]

2015: Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy

2018: Netta – TOY

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About the author: Michael


Liking the music you hear on JOY for your workday? You've got Michael to thank for it. He's the Music Director, and in charge of Melbourne's most uplifting music mix.
Plus he's the man behind the CBAA Award winning babblePOP! (Best New Music Show 2015) and the executive producer of the JOYEurovision team.

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