DANA INTERNATIONAL : Ding Dong
Dana International is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. Fans will recall the transexual singer famously claiming the Eurovision crown back in 1998 with her single ‘Diva’, which then went on to achieve decent chart success throughout Europe.
She’s not been idle since, releasing a swag of singles and albums in her homeland, even penning Israel’s 2008 Eurovision song ‘Ke’ilu Kan’ for performer Boaz Mauda.
But this year she’s back on her lonesome after winning her country’s national selection, once again competing for glory with the self-penned single ‘Ding Dong’.
The track is unapologetically pop. A bouncy up-tempo number sung partly in Hebrew, partly in English, but whether Dana can replicate the success of 1998 for Israel remains to be seen.