Israeli singer wins eurovision song contest

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Added On May 15, 2018

Israeli singer Netta Barzilai has won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Portugal's capital Lisbon.
 
Barzilai, singing a song entitled "Toy,” took first place for Israel in the annual competition on Saturday. Cyprus finished second and Austria third.
 
The 63rd edition of Eurovision took place in the Altice Arena in Lisbon.
 
The final featured 26 countries. 24 of them from Europe plus special guests Israel and Australia.
 
Each country performs a song and the general public voted for its favorite. 
 
Points were allocated to each song according to vote counts and evaluations made by national juries.
 
The Eurovision Song Contest is a festival of music and song, as well as a celebration of European identity and cultural, sexual and gender diversity.
 
This year, Portugal organized the event for the first time. 
 
The contest is broadcast all over the world with viewer figures estimated at 200 million.