It was re-enacted by Dana International along with six dancers equipped with giant feathered fans and a live orchestra as the original footage was shown in the background. Despite its legacy as a well remembered Eurovision winner, as of , the song was unavailable on digital music platforms with the sole exception of Scandinavia.
Efforts were made to get the rights holders to release the song digitally;   the efforts finally paid off, as on 11 April the English version of the song got released, with the Hebrew version to follow the week after. The song is a moderately uptempo number.
It is an ode to powerful women of history and mythology: Victoria , the Roman goddess of victory or Queen Victoria , Aphrodite , the Greek goddess of beauty and love, and Cleopatra are named. UK and Australian CD1 . UK and Australian CD2 . UK cassette single . European CD single . European remixes CD single . French remixes inch single . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dana International. Tzvika Pick. Main article: Eurovision Song Contest How Eurovision's Dana International made trans identity mainstream".
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Retrieved 21 July Hung Medien. Her offstage name is Sharon Cohen, but she was born Yaron in Tel Aviv; the youngest of three, she came from humble beginnings. Everything looked gorgeous. She recognised she was gay at a young age. So was it music that made her sexuality clear to her? I will be vocal with you. It was sex! I was confused because I came from a traditional family. But suddenly I felt free.
Dancing and singing came later, once she understood her gender identity. The name Dana International, the title of her first EP, stuck by accident. With her sights set on Eurovision, she unsuccessfully applied to represent Israel in ; she tried again in with a new song, Diva. She was picked by a committee, rather than through a TV contest and the news that she would be going to Birmingham came by phone.
Diva has its own transformation story. Viva Victoria! Viva Miriam! Viva Sarah! The songwriter cajoled her and delivered her recording to the committee by hand. The week leading up to 9 May was nerve-racking for Dana. At least her dress was taken care of; she had been to Paris to work alongside the designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
No one had ever made me up before. Israel was so tense. But it all began with Dana International. The Eurovision victory brought her global recognition, and she became the first Israeli act to be interviewed on MTV. I was standing in a Jean Paul Gaultier dress.
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"Diva" is the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest , performed in Hebrew by Dana International representing Israel. The music was composed by Svika Pick, with lyrics written by Yoav Ginai. The song was produced by Offer Nissim with. "Diva" (Hebrew: דיווה) is the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest , performed in Hebrew by Dana International representing Israel. Diva was the Israeli entry at the Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham performed by transgender artist Dana International. It was performed 8th on the.