Worst Eurovision Winners Ever – Hundreds of people have voted for their personal Top 5 of the Worst Eurovision winners ever. The 5th place of each voter got one point, the 4th place 2 points and so on, the first place thus getting 5 points. The result is a ranking of all 60 Eurovision winners. In the coming days we will reveal the Top 15 of your voting. Today we continue with the first transsexual winner from Israel.
Israel was represented by Dana International in 1998. She had discovered her transexuality at a very early age and underwent a sex-change surgery in 1993 in London. Shortly after she released her debut album “Dana International”. She had already tried to fulfill her childhood dream to perform at Eurovision in 1995 but only came second in the Israeli national final. After her selection in 1998, orhodox Jews and Conservatives tried to prevent her from participating as they deemed unfit that a transsexual was to represent Israel. Her song “Diva” names powerful women in human history such as Cleopatra. The song won the contest with 172 points ahead of the UK and Malta. Dana performed in a silver dress during the contest. For the reprise she changed into a more extravagant dress with parrot-fashion feathers. The song became a moderate success in Europe, Dana has become one of the most popular transsexuals worldwide.
Here is her winning performance:
Do you agree that Dana International is one of the worst winners ever? If you voted for her, why did you?