Israel – Tonight the final of Kdam 2011, the Israeli national final, was held and Dana International emerged as the winner. The 1998 Eurovision winner will thus return to the Eurovision stage and try to follow Johnny Logan in winning the contest twice as a singer. She won the jury vote and came second in the televote with her song “Ding Dong” thus winning the competition. After the reprise she thanked the Israeli people and said “I love Israel”. Dana International is arguably one of the most famous transsexual celebrities in the world. Her career began in 1992, and since then she has released eight albums and three additional compilation albums, positioning herself as one of Israel’s most successful musical acts ever.
In 1995 she has participated in the Kdam with her song “Layla tov Europa” but did not win. Three years later she was internally selected to represent Israel and achieved the third victory for her country. In 2008 she wrote the Israeli entry for Boaz Mauda “Keilu Kan” She recently became one of the judges on the Israeli version of Pop Idol, Kokhav Nolad.
These were the Top 3 tonight:
- 270 – Dana International – Ding dong
- 235 – Idit Halevi – It’s my time (Winner of the televote)
- 219 – Adi Cohen – Rak al ahava
This is her entry for Eurovision:
How would you rate the Israeli entry?