Step aside Jessy Matador and Lena — there is a new queen in town!

On Sunday Eurovision 2018 winner Netta Barzilai saw her official music video for “Toy” become the most-watched video ever on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

Her brightly-coloured video, which helped push her to the top of the Eurovision 2018 betting odds shortly after its release in March, now counts a whopping 58 million views.

The wind rush of views came in just over two months — 76 days to be exact. That’s remarkable, especially since the previous record holder — Jessy Matador from France — had eight years to rack up the 57 million views for his Eurovision 2010 song “Allez Ola Olé”. Eurovision 2010 winner Lena sits in third with “Satellite”, which also has around 57 million views.

In only two and a half months, Netta’s video and semi-final/ final performances have accumulated more than 110 million views.

Today’s news comes shortly after the Israeli pop maverick secured a deal with S-Curve Records/BMG to promote “Toy” internationally.

In a statement sent to wiwibloggs, the BMG team sang their girls’ praises:

“Combining lyrics celebrating female empowerment with an irresistible groove, the track’s hypnotic hook — ‘I’m not your toy, stupid boy’— proves timely and topical.”

“A one-two punch of rapid fire beatboxing, bold body movements, and seismic vocals, the single vaulted to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart around the globe, claiming the top spot in the U.S., UK, and Australia, to name a few.”

“With a shimmering style as brazen as her charismatic personality, Netta has positioned herself for superstardom in 2018.  Promotional trips to the U.S. and throughout Europe are currently in the works so expect to hear much more from Netta over the coming weeks!”

Are you thrilled for Netta? Are you surprised that Jessy Matador is in second and Lena third? Let us know down below!

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Joe
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Joe

Fame comes in many ways in these times. Some are famous because of their talent, others because they are lucky, others because they were controversial. Numbers say nothing about talent and those who believe it are as shallow as this society. These arguments are pointless.

EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan
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EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan

Yes, but don’t forget that Occidentali’s Karma wipes the floor with it – it’s just that it’s been uploaded to a different YouTube channel.

Michèle
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Michèle

Just going to say exactly the same thing – 190,000,000 views and counting!

LawStudent
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LawStudent

Just give her time. He has a year – she’s been up for less than three months.

Nitzan
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Nitzan

I’m loving this victory more and more and I think that it’s great for Eurovision. The singer, song and video are thought provoking, they challenge people’s beliefs and expectations and that’s not an easy task nowadays. Netta has really brought something new and the figures have proven it right from the start. When I see some of the negative responses she is getting, very blunt and degrading, I understand how important her victory actually is. I hope to see her next year on the ESC stage as an accomplished artist, continuing to make her art and challenge everyone with it.… Read more »

Europe
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Europe

I dont like the song…

Curve
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Curve

I’m okay with this. Then I remember this Doron guy is gonna earn a lot from the views too.

Izhar Levy
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So? He’s well deserved for any penny

Curve
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Curve

What is so wrong about me saying it?

LLila
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LLila

Yessss Netta my love 🙂

Stefan
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Stefan

I’m GAY but I want to marry NETTA

Lily_H
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Lily_H

Lol
You guys are funny and crazy 😀

Alessandro
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Alessandro

Power personality, unique, complete artist
A voice for LGBT and always amazing speeches

The best winner of Eurovision for sure ❤ ❤ ❤

Salvador
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Salvador

Ariana Grande’s “No tears left to cry” has 217 Mil. views?

Sander
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Sander

But it isn’t uploaded on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, nor did it ever participate in the contest. 🙂

Alex
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Alex

Smh Ariana Grande was not in Eurovision

Boycott Jerusalem 2019
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Boycott Jerusalem 2019

Congratulations!

Joe
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Joe

I’m getting very mixed signals from you

zygg
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zygg

ye cuz fukin sucks and ppl open it to dislike

Catherine
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Catherine

Now Netta is the face of Israel. And those Leftists and BDS members that never watch Eurovision will hate on her.

Eurovision shouldn’t be about Politics. Actually Eurovision is only between EBU and the broadcaster of the host country. No intervention from the government at all.

Fatima
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Fatima

Yes, I think Netta’s victory will help to demonstrate that the contest isn’t “so political innit”. Israel doesn’t have a great deal of political allies in Europe, and course had no help from neighbourly voters. “Toy” won the hard way, by having the best new idea of the year and executing it well.

Pollaski
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Pollaski

Whimper whimper whimper!

Nathan
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Nathan

Netta
Israel
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Nathan
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Nathan

Netta
Israel
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bsk
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bsk

Even so, Francesco Gabbani Occidentali’s Karma is still the most watched eurovision song on youtube 191 million views… and 6 platinum discs 😉

Danny
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Danny

Lol
That’s why he’s very famous and his music is also very very famous 😀

bsk
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bsk

Francesco´s career as almost every Italian artist does not depend on Eurovision winning. Last year´s album reached platinum, with 3 of his singles being certified platinum and he made a Tour with 44 concerts. Can you talk me about the fame and success of the “one hit´s Eurovision Winners” please? LOL

Ridrik
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Ridrik

Maybe you are right but I never heard of him since 2017, sorry

Fatima
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Fatima

Yes, I thought ‘Tra le granite e le granate’ was super

Sensii
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Sensii

@BSK

I swear I can’t even listen to it. I don’t know why he got that hype. Like this year unexpectedly Italy gets 3rd place with the Tele voting. I suppose Eurovision fans like Italian men…

Mathew B.
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Mathew B.

Netta is Fashion
Netta is Art
Netta is Beauty
Netta is Tolerance
Netta is Respect
Netta is Party

Love from the UK

Domenico
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Domenico

Of course THE QUEEN ♕
I love Netta

See you all in LGBT capital next year, ISRAEL ❣

Grand Final and Semi Finals in JERUSALEM ❣
Parties and Village in Tel Aviv ❣

Milla
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Milla

Loreen and her performance of Euphoria is pure class and EPIC. Netta and Toy is just something funny at the moment. Even though the message of the song is important. I can’t compare them at all. And I really don’t think she will have an international career after Eurovision. Netta’s Toy will also end up as a one hit wonder.

Alejandro_1993
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Alejandro_1993

Honestly I don’t like Euphoria.

I think Netta is a complete artist. You have to see some of her work. So different, so modern.

She’s probably the only artist from Eurovision that never had a musical career before. So everything is just starting for her. And starting very well

fresh
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fresh

I agree that Euphoria is an all time classic, toy still has to survive as a loved song for a few more years to be in this status, time will tell. However, I’m quite sure you’re underestimating Netta as a one hit wonder. She is super talented and also able to create her own music, I think great things are in store for her. And it’s funny you’re belittling Netta in comparison to Loreen by saying she won’t have an international career. As if Loreen has made an international impact after her one hit wonder (unfortunately)

Joe
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Joe

Netta rocks! You go, girl!

Marcelo
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Marcelo

And they she didn’t stand a chance… She destroyed the Gabbani curse and now this!

Still, Gabbani has the most viewed Eurovision song (apart from ESC official account) but he flopped hard in the Grand Final in Kiev, unlike Netta.

Plus, Jessy Matador’s “Allez Ola Ole” always gets a boost during the European summer season. Will Netta be able to keep herself at the top? Interesting that the two most watched Eurovision videos were from 2010.

DecioESC
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DecioESC

Gabbani was a joke, also no personality at all

Jessy what? I see every year the Eurovision and I don’t remember any Jessy or any song Ola Ole….

Jo.
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Jo.

It’s fine that you don’t like his song, but you don’t need to bash the guy to promote Netta. There’s room for everybody.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

What, I didnt want to put Gabbani down. That’s why I’m so shocked with the amount of downvotes. My comment was never supposed to be rude or downplaying Francesco or “Occidentali’s Karma” which by the way, was one of my favorite competir entries in 2017.

Andrew
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Andrew

@Marcelo

I think you got downvoted because people didn’t like Gabbani or Jessy, and didn’t want you to compare them with Netta probably 😀

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Oh, then some fans are clearly salty.

Jo.
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Jo.

My reply was @DecioESC.

VictorioOo
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VictorioOo

@William I always love your posts 😉

Claudio
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Claudio

You’re a beautiful creature babe ? ?
I wanna be your toy ?

James
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James

Even my grandmother knows who she is 😀

Adrian
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Adrian

LOL, I bet William and Deban are kicking themselves for not supporting Netta at the right moment. They went quite negative about her since the rehearsal started. Nothing like a good old cold water in one’s face, I’d say. Hope they would have learnt their lesson after this year’s many videos fiascos. (i./e bad predictions, not trusting their own initial gut feeling, ect)).

David
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David

Love your reaction.but not forget that wiwi blog predict netta as winner so there is a positive thing ?

SexyBoy
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SexyBoy

She’s powerful <3

CyxCy
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CyxCy

there is never a mystery, if it is first, it is because it deserves it.

Robert
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Robert

Francesco Gabbani has 190 million views?

Teen with Muscles
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Teen with Muscles

Definitely the most famous artist of Eurovision ? 👑 👑 👑

SwedishGirl
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SwedishGirl

The concert she gave was pure joy and art. I hope she can open the Eurovision Jerusalem 2019 with her looper

In 2019 she will be again the only artist people want

WassimK
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WassimK

Hopefully she will participate again next year ? 💋 💋

Jo.
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Jo.

Taaaaaaken byyy a stranjah!

Lisbon2020
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Lisbon2020

I’m not surprised. She’s simply the Queen

Rodrigo Sanchez
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Rodrigo Sanchez

QUEEN

Love from Spain

Anastasia
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Anastasia

She’s so beautiful, so powerful, so tolerant, so talented
LOVE HER

beccaboo1212
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Awesome job, Netta! 🙂 Keep up the good work! 😀

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Combined, all of Toy’s videos (the semi-final and final performances, and the two official videos uploaded on the ESC channel and on that other Israeli channel) have accumulated 127 million views. That’s remarkable!

Sofiane
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Sofiane

JE T’AIME NETTA

Leon Delacroixxx
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Leon Delacroixxx

See you in Jerusalem next year Netta ❤

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

I think the overall YouTube record for a Eurovision entry is the official music video for “Grande amore”, which has 120 million views – though that’s not the ESC version of the song.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Occidentali’s Karma is at 190M!

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Ah! I knew it would be one Italian stallion or another.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Why are people downvoting my girl robyn? Haters back off
https://youtu.be/bDDAClMibkM

Stefan_R
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Stefan_R

Personally I downvoted because I really don’t like Il Vivo or Gabbani. Also this post is about beautiful Netta and official ESC version of the songs, not VEVO channel watched by Italians

But I love @Robyn

Muren
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Muren

How about Occidentali’s Karma?

Loic
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Loic

And what song is that and who sing it?

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Oh, just some random song from Eurovision 2015. 🙂 (Surely you’ve heard of “Grande Amore”?)

GameofThrones
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GameofThrones

She’s got such a powerful personality WOW
I was in Amsterdam, she is A-M-A-I-Z-I-N-G

Tomas Davitt
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Tomas Davitt

Fair play to her – thats very impressive

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Legendary <3
So happy for her 🙂

Thomas G
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Thomas G

I believe she will be the most successful Eurovision artist

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Well no, the trinity is ABBA (of course), Gina G (who else can brag a #12 hit in the States and a Grammy with their ESC song?), and of course Loreen.

Jo.
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Jo.

Loreen is a one-hit wonder.

Kris
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Kris

I won’t bake

Frank
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Frank

Is Loren still alive?

And who is Gina G lol

Jo.
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Jo.

Besides ABBA, I’d mention Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias, Olivia Newton-John, Lara Fabian, among others.

SexyBoy
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SexyBoy

Lol
I only know Celine Dion and only due to Titanic

Goodnightmoon
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Goodnightmoon

That only means you are really ignorant, those are very famous artists.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Were y’all born in 2004 or are y’all just stupid lmao

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Worldwide succesful artists could be Bonnie Tyler, t.A.T.u, Katrina and the Waves, Bucks Fizz and maybe Conchita could sneak there. But most importantly, Eurovision has made stars all over Europe, specially regional stars like Sakis Rouvas and Helena Paparizou (in Greece), Dana International and Nadav Guedj (in Israel), Ruslana and Jamala (in Ukraine), Poli Genova (in Bulgaria), Sirusho and AramMP3 (in Armenia), Sergey Lazarev (in Russia), Loreen (in Sweden) and let’s not forget the Australian big names like Guy Sebastian, Dami Im or Jessica Mauboy.

Joe
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Joe

Coulda sworn the trinity (if there is one) would be ABBA, Celine Dion, and Julio Iglesias. Beyond that, there’s also Olivia Newton-John, Engelbert Humperdinck, Bonnie Tyler (OK, mostly British entries), Katrina and the Waves (one-hit wonders over here in the states), Cliff Richard (mostly for Brits), and too many people who are famous locally but less so internationally to count (Ofra Haza, Udo Jurgens, Loreen, Helena Paparizou, Guy Sebastian, Il Volo, Kaveret, Anggun, Lordi, Alia Pugacheva, Philipp Kirkorov, Franka, etc, etc, etc…)

Natalie
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Natalie

THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD

Edward (ie)
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Edward (ie)

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