Netta Barzilai, the Israeli singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 with her hit “Toy”, has released a new single called “Wonderful & Great” on Friday. The song is the first track from her upcoming debut album, which is expected to be released in 2024.
“Wonderful & Great” is a fun and upbeat pop song that celebrates friendship and self-love. Netta sings about how she and her besties are “wonderful and great” and how they hype each other up. The song features a catchy chorus that goes: “Every time I walk in the street / Everybody say ‘Oh my god, there is she!’ / She is so wonderful and great!”
The music video for the song is equally colorful and quirky, showing Netta and her friends having a tea party that turns into a wild adventure. The video also features a pink rhinoceros, which is Netta’s signature animal and a symbol of empowerment.
Netta said that the song was inspired by a chant that she and her friends do when they leave the club after a night out. She also said that the song is about turning envy into admiration and promoting positive energy between people.
Netta announces her ‘Wonderful & Great’ World Tour
Along with the new single, Netta also announced her ‘Wonderful & Great’ World Tour, which will kick off in September 2023. The tour will visit cities across Europe and the U.S., including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Boston, Santa Ana, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Netta said that she is excited to perform live again after the pandemic and to share her new music with her fans. She also said that she has been working hard on her debut album, which will showcase her diverse musical influences and styles.
Netta’s previous singles include “Toy”, “Bassa Sababa”, “Nana Banana”, “Ricki Lake” and “Everything”. She also collaborated with Israeli rapper Eden Ben Zaken on the song “Behidbarim”. Netta is known for her unique vocal style, which incorporates looping and beatboxing, as well as her eccentric fashion sense and personality.
Netta to headline EuroPride 2023 in Malta
Before embarking on her world tour, Netta will also headline the opening ceremony of EuroPride 2023 in Malta on September 7th. EuroPride is an annual event that celebrates LGBTQ+ rights and culture across Europe. Netta said that she is honored to be part of the event and to support the LGBTQ+ community.
Netta has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and diversity since winning Eurovision. She dedicated her victory to those who feel different and marginalized and encouraged them to embrace their uniqueness. She also performed at various Pride events around the world, including Tel Aviv, Madrid, Stockholm and London.
Netta said that she hopes that her music will inspire people to be themselves and to love themselves. She also said that she wants to spread joy and happiness through her songs and to make people dance and smile.