Neta Barzilai is an Israeli singer-songwriter, musician, songwriter, composer and DJ. Barzilai was born, raised and educated in Hod Hasharon. At the age of three months, she moved with her family to Nigeria, due to her father’s work, and at the end of the period she returned to Israel. She took an electronic music course at the Rimon School of Music and in 2016 performed the song “Selfie Destruction Blues” with Tomer Katz at “Electrimon”.
From September 2017, she was a participant in the show HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion, which she won in February 2018. For the Eurovision Song Contest, Doron Medalie and Stav Berger composed the song “Toy”. She was the immediate favourite at the bookmakers and managed to win Eurovision.
On May 30, 2018, Barzilai won the ACUM Award for Outstanding Achievement in the International Arena. On February 1, 2019, the song and clip “Bassa Sababa” was released On May 10, she released the song “Nana Banana”.
Barzilai began appearing around the world between Pride Parades across Europe and hosting programs in the United States. The record was set when Neta appeared in China on October 19 in front of hundreds of millions of television viewers and tens of thousands in the audience.
In November 2019, she released the theme song of the show Pop Up Music 2, “We have the power”, together with Omer Adam, Moshe Peretz and Rotem Cohen She later released a duet with Omar Adam “Beg”.
In February 2020, Netta released the song “Ricki Lake” and 3 months later the song “Cuckoo”. The latter premiered at Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, the alternative show for Eurovision 2020. She performed with the song “Iggy LOVE” at the Proud Youth Awards where she was chosen as the Inspirational Artist of the Year 2020. She also appeared in the comedy film The Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
In June 2021, the joint song by Netta with Static and Ben-El Tavori, “Zero Effort”. On August 6, 2021, the Russian band Little Big released the single “Mustache”, featuring Netta. In October of the same year, she released the single “CEO”. Its first under the American record label Disney Music Group.
On April 6, 2022, Neta’s song “I Love My Nails” was released. As of May 2022, Barzilai is ranked 9th on the list of the most played Israeli artists on Spotify, with about 1 million monthly listeners. Out of 12 Israelis who have passed the threshold of one million listeners, Barzilai is the only woman on this opening list.
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