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White Stripes gets credit for TOY

Posted by Eurovision On Top on February 8, 2019 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Authors of Toy, song interpreted by Netta Barzilai, recognize similarities with Seven Nation Army, classic of White Stripes. If the accusation of plagiarism were to go to court, Israel risked losing its right to hold the festival in Tel Aviv. Both parties now agree, and White will receive some of the revenue generated by the song.

In June 2018, El País recalls, Universal Music contacted Doron Medalie and Stav Beger, composers of the winning song, and informed them that they might incur an infringement of Jack White's intellectual property rights. The songwriters of Toy, the song with which Israel won Eurovision in 2018 in Lisbon, reached a legal agreement with the American musician Jack White of the White Stripes, so is name will also appear in the credits of the song.

The accusation of plagiarism is about similarities between the winning music of Eurovision and Seven Nation Army, success of the White Stripes of 2003. The rules of the European Broadcasting Union, organizer of the competition, require that the themes presented in the competition are original. If the accusations of plagiarism were confirmed, Barzilai would have been disqualified and, consequently, Israel would lose the right to hold the festival on its territory.

Recall that every year severall participating songs are accused of plagiarism without any official conclusions, specially because it never happened with a winning song. That's why this case gets more evidence.

ESC19: The Draw

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Bye Bye Lisbon!

Hello Tel Aviv!

It's now official, Today in Tel Aviv, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest has taken place allong with the Insgnia Cerimony in Which the vice president of Lisbon "passed the keys" to Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv.

The cerimony was conducter by two of the presenters of the contest on May, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub, and it was informed that the first wave of tickets will go on sale later in February, through this year's official ticketing company Leaan. 

The draw said that Spain, France and Israel will vote in the first Semi-Final, while Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom will vote in the second Semi-Final. 


First Semi-Final (14 May)

First half


  • Slovenia
  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • Montenegro
  • Cyprus
  • Serbia
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Hungary


Second half


  • Estonia
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Iceland
  • Georgia
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Ukraine
  • Greece


Second Semi-Final (16 May)

First half

  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Austria
  • Moldova
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Denmark
  • Armenia

Second half

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • F.Y.R. Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • The Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta

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Tel Aviv 2019: Dare to Dream

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Eurovision Song Contest slogan was revealed yesterday in Tel Aviv. Dare to Dream will be the main theme of the upcoming contest to be held for the first time in Tel Aviv following the 4th israeli victory last year in Lisbon.

The slogan idea represents the main agenda that Netta promoted. Seek for your goal no matter what other people think and believe in yourself. As requires, the slogan represents the state of Israel as well. About 120 years ago the Zionist movement started and its dream was to establish a Jewish state in the historical land...and they did it 70 years ago. 

Despite difficulties and yet to achieve long-lasting peace with neighbors, Israel is strong and prosperous. Israel is extremely excited to host more than 40 countries and to show the world a different perspective. The israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu also commented and expressed his own private dream - to keep ESC on it's "homeland" and have a second consecutive victory as happened back in 1978 with Abanibi and the following year in Jerusalem with Hallelujah.

The first semifinal of the contest will be on the 14th of May and the final 4 days later.

Eran Farbstein (Israel)

Congratulations Israel

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 14, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Netta has managed to win the victory for his country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.  The song "Toy" gives the fourth victory for Israel in the competition.

Lisbon has been the edition where the 12 points have been more distributed, Austria has been the winner of the professional jury, while Israel's won the public vote.

20 years ago Israel obtain a victory with Dana International and its song Diva. Congratulations Israel!

Top 5 Things about Netta (Israel)

Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 28, 2018 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

With 40 participations in the contest, Israel is seriously looking for the 4rd victory.

Will Netta and it's Toy make it?

1. Netta will represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018  after winning season five of HaKokhav HaBa.

2. Netta was almost eliminated in the first round after losing her duel but the judges saved her.

3. Whilst she spent some of her childhood in Nigeria, her family returned to Israel where she has remained ever since.

4. The singer worked all types of jobs whilst trying to pursue dreams of being an artist from waitressing to teaching at nursery school.

5. It be the first song at Eurovision to use a vocal looper arrangement.