“TOY” — the Israeli entry for Eurovision 2018 from Netta Barzilai — has taken the Internet by storm, clucking up … sorry clocking up more than 7 million views on YouTube since its March 12 release.

And today Netta kept her song moving with an official remix from Sagi Kariv — a DJ and producer based in Tel Aviv who is known for his work across house and its sub-genres circuit, power and progressive.

His spin on Netta’s eccentric track gives it a more club friendly vibe, nodding to early 2000s Thunderpuss. No wonder his Sound Cloud has over 34,000 followers already!

“Toy” — The Sagi Kariv Remix

Having a club remix is a great way to get the song into more mainstream environments. But mainstreaming can’t take away Netta’s authenticity and originality. The mix keeps her unique clucks and sets her empowering message into overdrive with its bangs and clangs.

That message came through loud and clear during Netta’s recent interview with wiwibloggs — her first in the English language.

“It’s so funny how people are caught up with [the chicken sounds],” she said. “It has a double meaning. The noises are supposed to imitate the voices of a coward — a ‘chicken’. Someone who doesn’t act the way he/she feels and treats you like a toy. Baka is also ‘stupid’ in Japanese.”

“The song has an important message – the awakening of female power and social justice, wrapped in a colorful, happy vibe.”

She also explained her vocal looper, which has interested and bemused fans in equal measure.

“The looper is a mobile recording device which allows me to record my voice, several times in a loop, until a playback is formed. I love it cause it gives me creative freedom to express my crazy musical ideas.”

Today’s remix isn’t the first time we’ve heard the song re-worked in recent days.

Anonymous — a registered charity promoting animal rights in Israel — recently applied the song to the group’s belief that animals deserve to live their lives free from suffering and exploitation.

With their Netta Barzilai parody video the organisation gives voice to millions of chickens who are reared in difficult circumstances every year. Their playful chicken — who looms large and in charge in their video — conveys their idea in a rather straightforward way: “I’m not your food you stupid dude.”

To watch that click on the story below.

Do you like when Eurovision songs get remixes? How do you feel about this one? Will you be begging DJs to play the Sagi Kariv Remix of “TOY”?

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Ron

Now the remix has an official video as well:

https://www.facebook.com/sagikariv/videos/1885514834844896/

A
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A

No final I think. It is even worse than dancing monkey last year.

momento
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momento

Well.. I think that Israel is now the strongest pre-contest favorite (if you call it like that) – Catchy, fresh, charismatic. Same story like Italy last year. Finally dancing monkey didn’t won, but maybe singing chicken will. Especially taking into consideration the lyrics which are so politically correct.

Anky
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Anky

One word- so boooring:) but let’s fans from Israel to enjoy the thing that they have most talented singer in the world :):)

Tom
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Tom

I love it

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Sing this song in front of a picture of Donald Trump, Datsik, or Louis C.K (all three have sexual assult allegations against them).
You’ll probably get what ‘stupid boy’ means in this song.

Nitzan
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Nitzan

Frankly I didn’t care so much about Israel winning but when I read some if the nasty comments about the song and about Netta I would love her to win just to enjoy some hat eating.

jimis2001
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jimis2001

Me every year with the favorite

Adam
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Adam

I want a dance version of Rasmussen – “Higher Ground” and not just a speed up version that makes him sound like a chipmunk.

moi
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moi

Silly Boy – Rihanna Lady Gaga
I don’t need a man – Pussycat Dolls
Why some people are angry as if Toy is the first song ever about a jerk.

Frau Loch
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Frau Loch

To all of those who hate this song, why don’t you write your own? I can’t be made any easier. #THYWAS

Rory
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Rory

Don’t make comments here. They are for certain to be deleted. Mess.

Rory
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Rory

Saarablog can “rip”.
It’s Nettablog now.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

so relevant

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Prefer the original version but it’s not bad at all 🙂

bkj
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bkj

wiwi slowly becomes a promo website of israeli song… why? this song is just bad and doesnt deserve to win

vh
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vh

so true

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

They are writing about it as it’s the leader to win right now
Wiwibloggs write about all the countries anyway so just chill

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

You guys say this every year about the song that’s number one in the odds. It’s becoming very boring.

bkj
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bkj

this song is so overrated, too much chicken and too much hatred in this song towards men. women should just live without men, their lives would be so much better :-DDD

Dan
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Dan

If that comment was meant to be amusing, you failed.

zorro
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zorro

come on, cheer up:-) the comment was quite ok

kol
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kol

actually i agree..

Sasha
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Sasha

They can’t win. If they don’t talk about it, then people will complain “why aren’t you talking about the Israeli song!?” You can never make everyone happy.

LJE96
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LJE96

Serious question. If Israel wins this year but IPBC do not have EBU membership by sometime later this year, would they still host or would that job go to another country?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

From past experience, it’s extremely likely that the official answer to that question won’t be known until after Israel wins the contest. (If that happens.) Sorry.

This is my opinion (Timo)
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This is my opinion (Timo)

I FIND THIS CHICKEN INCREDIBLY ANNOYING I AM SORRY BUT IT’S RIDICULOUS THAT BUCKABUCKABUCKA NOISE

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Although the message behind it?

Nicholas
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Nicholas

I honestly believe that the message is undermined by the childish character of this song and the inverse sexism it insinuates.

LILLIAN LLEWELLYN
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LILLIAN LLEWELLYN

I prefer the D’Dorian remix of That’s How You Write A Song personally. #Norway4TheWin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WTFuL0I4KY&feature=youtu.be

Xilophone
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Xilophone

In other news Ari Ólafsson (Iceland 2018) made a cover of Salvador’s song “Amar pelos dois” with lyrics in english by Alexander Rybak.

Check it out 😉

https://www.facebook.com/groups/178309669560495/permalink/181381385919990/

Nicholas
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Nicholas

Charles, I never expected myself saying this but…I have missed you!

Aaron
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Aaron

not going to lie, who cares? it’s a remix. wiwinotaste are rammed so far up this song’s arse that they even post news on the remix okay sweetie kmlgmlkds

Timo1962FI
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Timo1962FI

As a party song *****/***** definitely!