After 20 years, Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song TOY by Netta! TOY was written by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger. Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest for the 4th time, the other victories was in 1978 with A-Ba-Ni-Bi (א-ב-ני-בי) of Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta, one year later with the song Hallelujah (הללויה) of Gali Atari & Milk and Honey and in 1998 with the massive and historical entry of Dana International and the song Diva (דיווה). Like Dana, Netta brought big changes to the competition, her attitude, her personality and her point of view for life and music are the elements that made her so special in the competition. She has the will to speak about difference, acceptance and tolerance. TOY was not just "another song" but a statement.
Netta Barzilai is born and raised in Israel. She is 25-year-old and she is the winner of the fifth season of “HaKokhav HaBathe”. Her powerful voice, her magnetic personality, her unique sound recorder, and the way she mastered the looper, during her performances made her the victory of the Show and the representative of Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018.
The results of the Grand Final was:
For the first time in Eurovision's history, Cyprus gained the second place with the Queen of POP, Eleni Foureira. Cyprus best place till now was the 5th, Eleni won the impressions and reached the 2nd place with the difference of 93 points from the Netta.
For the first time in history two highly professional singers, Victoria and Emma, had the idea to create the first revolutionary "voice warm up" application for professional singing, acting, public speaking and anyone who needs to warm up their voice in a fast, easy and efficient way. The Voice genie app includes a Breathing and Body Preparation and 3 ready to go warm up exercises. Before every voice warm up exercise, there will be an optional demo video (tutorial) to demonstrate the correct way of execution. Both female and male voices use the same basic range starting always from A below middle C. The warm up exercises can be used any time of the day, and before any occasion that someone needs to produce sound-singing wise or speaking wise. They are very effective in the morning before any use of the voice and at night as a soothing warm down. Τhey are given in a best suggested order but they can be used individually or in any other preferable order. It s also a great warm up before a technically demanding singing lesson.
So, lets warm up with voice genie!
Singer, Vocal coach, arranger, Backing vocalist and Lyricist. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. At the age of 10 she moved to Greece with her family. Her professional singing career started at the age of sixteen with the record "Jump to the Beat" which was released in France, written and produced by her father, Harry Chalkitis, (Composer, Producer, Singer) The album sold more than 40.000 copies under the label of Atoll Music. Her solo career in Greece, began in 1994 with the album "Erotas Einai" followed by many number 1 hits and album releases with Warner music Greece. 7 personal albums plus many collaborations with other artists. Another European CD single "You Never Cared About Me" was released in France under the label of Columbia Records Sony in 2000. Participated as a vocal coach and backing vocalist in the Eurovision Song Contest 9 (nine) times, including 2018 Greek entry with Gianna Terzi. Has worked and co-produced with artists and producers in Sweden, Germany and Russia. (Da buzz, Antique, Schiller, Annie Lorack, Dima Bilan and many more). Throughout the years she has collaborated with top Greek singers and have travelled all over the world performing in many venues and theaters. Has also been a part of dubbing Disney movies and series in the Greek language, such as Barbie, Winnie the Pooh, Phineas and Ferb. Has participated in tv and radio jingles and spots through the years for international brands, products such as Coca-Cola, Arla , Attica. For the past years she has been the vocal instructor for the number one hit shows "The Voice of Greece" "Your Face Sounds Familiar" and “The Rising Star”.
EM.MA is a greek pop-rock artist. She’s a singer-songwriter, producer and a trendsetter of an "adult pop" music style,very unique and differential from the mainstream music scene of her country. EM.MA spent most of her growing up time and student life abroad, in big cultural and artistic centers like London, Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She has studied music songwriting and singing in Berklee college of Music, produced her own work and performed live at the Manhattan scene in many underground clubs. With her return to Greece in 2005, she became Artistic Director of The Fame Academy in Athens, and in continuation she became the main vocal coach coordinator in the first and second X factor Talent show in Greece.