She won Eurovision 2018 less than a year ago.
Yet the end of Netta‘s reign as Eurovision champion is already in sight.
A lesser star might be saddened by the beginning of the end, but Netta can barely contain her excitement.
The Israeli star is taking it in her stride and two days ago took a tour of Eurovision 2019 venue Expo Tel Aviv.
Escorted by show director Yuval Cohen, the star was overwhelmed by emotions, as she took to the stage.
Netta visits Expo Tel Aviv
The short clip of the visit, published by Israeli outlet Ynet, shows how much this means to Netta.
The “Toy” hitmaker grins from ear-to-ear as she’s led around the stage.
Starting out back-stage, she gradually makes her way to the mainstage, and looks out on the audience.
There it seems the reality of the moment hits Netta. She admires the stage, says “wow” and stands where this year’s winner will in May.
As the reigning champion, Netta will of course play a prominent role during this year’s shows.
She’ll hand over the crystal trophy to the 2019 winner during the Grand Final and perform during the shows. Ynet reports that as well as reprising her winning song “Toy”, she’ll perform a new song in a world premiere.
Netta lunches with Eurovision 2019 hosts
Earlier today the star shared an Instagram story featuring Eurovision 2019 hosts Assi Azar and Erez Tal.
The short clip, shared through Netta’s official page, shows the trio over lunch. Whether it relates to preparations for the contest remains to be seen.
She’s also recently shared a Brian Friedman choreographed dance routine to her single “Bassa Sababa”:
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Oh my God I can’t believe this just happened!!! I’m totally honored to present you the Unbelievable take of @brianfriedman On my Bassa Sababa, In this part try not to scream from the shocking preformes of this dancers!! Dancers: @jadynhernandez715 @hapadancer21 @jennazalvarez @sam_mcdub @paige.westbrook Choreographer: @brianfriedman Film: @timmilgram @tmillytv
Friedman is famed for his work on shows like X-Factor. Perhaps the choreography will feature in her performances at Eurovision.
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