Netta’s ‘Toy’ hits top 10 on iTunes glob­ally

Ac­co­lades pour in for Is­rael’s Euro­vi­sion win­ner

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By AMY SPIRO

If you can’t get the cho­rus to “Toy” out of your head – well, you’re not alone.

The win­ning song from Is­rael’s Netta Barzi­lai at this year’s Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test just en­tered the top 10 on the global iTunes charts.

Barzi­lai’s song has just slid into 10th place, com­ing in four spa­ces head of Cyprus’s “Fuego” by Eleni Foureira, who came in sec­ond place at the Euro­vi­sion. “Toy” is also beating out Char­lie Puth’s “Done for Me,” Justin Timberlake’s “Say Some­thing” and Drake’s “Nice for What.”

Among just Eu­ro­pean coun­tries, “Toy” comes in as the No. 3 song over­all, two spots ahead of “Fuego.”

In Is­rael, of course, “Toy” is No. 1, and has been for weeks. But “Toy” is also No. 2 in Sweden, No. 3 in Spain and No. 6 in Ger­many.

And ac­co­lades and con­grat­u­la­tions for the singer have poured in from all over.

Geri Hali­well, aka Gin­ger Spice from the Spice Girls, posted a photo of Barzi­lai on In­sta­gram shortly af­ter her win, writ­ing “‘I’m not your toy!’” Con­grats #netta.”

Celebrity Amer­i­can blog­ger Perez Hilton tweeted “I called it !!!!!! So happy @Net­taBarzi­lai and @Is­rael won the @ Euro­vi­sion con­test !!!! ”

And J.K. Rowl­ing, au­thor of the Harry Pot­ter se­ries, wrote on Twit­ter: “Well done #Is­rael #Euro­vi­sion Wor­thy win­ner.”

Yael Grob­glas, an Is­raeli ac­tress on pop­u­lar Amer­i­can TV show Jane the Virgin, tweeted “GOOOOOO @ Net­taBarzi­lai !!! IS­RAEL WINS THE #euro­vi­sion !!!!!!! ”

Even Ed Balls, the for­mer Bri­tish cabi­net min­is­ter and In­ter­net meme, was getting into the song.

“Me and @Yvet­teCoop­erMP are jump­ing round the room to the fab­u­lous Is­rael en­try – top top top #Eurorvi­sion mad­ness,” he tweeted. “Loved it!”

(Pe­dro Nunes/Reuters)

NETTA BARZI­LAI per­forms at the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test in Lisbon last Satur­day night.

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