Huge celebrations in Israel after Eurovision win

Ты же корова! Переводчик Twitter обозвал победительницу Евровидения-2018

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In the end, this year's victory went to Israel's Netta, whose song, "Toy", took 529 points with a bonkers performance featuring chicken dancing and a wall of waving cat figurines.

In total, singers and groups from 26 countries competed in the final for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, the first not to feature a qualifying representative for Russian Federation, after singer Julia Samoylova failed to make the cut on Thursday, May 10.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Netta and indicated that the festival next year will be hosted in Jerusalem. "We also talked about how they bullied her for being different when she was a kid and how we shouldn't bully people for being different".

Yosi Swed and Neta Keret spent hours making a chicken hat emblazoned with the word "TOY" complete with feathers and bright colors in honor of the return concert.

She said her selection as Israel's contestant at Eurovision was a form of validation after a childhood marked by teasing over her body, the repeated failure of diets and bouts of bulimia. "We got another one last night with Netta's brilliant and explosive victory".

He said he was heartened that worldwide viewers overwhelmingly chose Barzilai, who handily won the popular vote.


Mayor of Tel Aviv Ron Huldai finally introduced Netta on stage, the singer applauded by the huge crowd.

The researchers then calculated an increase of 10 places on the final scoreboard-e.g. if a country finished 2nd instead of 12th-was associated with a four per cent higher chance of being satisfied with life.

"It increases the amount of good feeling around, even among people who are not particularly interested in the competition". It seems that, despite Tel Aviv being the country's cultural capital and queer-friendly city, it would be in the disputed city of Jerusalem that next year's event will be held.

"It needs to be in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv is the symbol of acceptance and tolerance, Jerusalem is the symbol of the government and intolerance", he said. "Thank you, I love my country!"

It wasn't immediately obvious to me why I felt a sudden sense of discomfort just before midnight on Saturday.

The team, who were surprised to find the result, say the research chimes with previous studies that show success in big events, such as sporting fixtures, can boost a nation's health and wellbeing.

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