One and a half years after taking Europe (and Australia) by storm with “Toy”, Netta is taking over China! On Friday, the Israeli pop queen performed “Nana Banana” at the Zhejiang Satellite TV Autumn Festival. This marked the Israeli’s first performance in China.

The performance

Netta performed the song alongside Naomi Wang Ju. The Chinese singer has been dubbed China’s Beyoncé and could make her big international break soon, much like Netta. But the similarities between Netta and Naomi don’t end there. Wang took part in a singing contest and she defies convention with her unique swerve on beauty.

Since the show ended, Netta took to Instagram to thank the Chinese broadcaster and her duet partner. She also shared positive thoughts about performing in China.

She said: “I just can’t believe how fortunate I am. I got a [crazy] opportunity to sing my song in front of 500 million people that know nothing about me”.

She also spoke of how the Asian nation has disconnected itself from the rest of the world. “It felt so surreal”, she said about the experience. “It’s like starting from scratch and there’s nothing more beautiful and painful than that”.

Reaction in Israel

Consequently, Israeli news outlets went into rapture over the performance, with the Israel Hayom headline reading: “Netta Barzilai has conquered China”. The Jerusalem Post headline also took pride, saying “Netta is a big hit in China”.

Well, we’re yet to see about that, but Israelis always dare to dream. Famous Israeli artists like Chen Aharoni and Nathan Goshen praised the ESC 2018 winner on social media.

Did you like Netta’s performance? She has conquered China, is she ready to conquer the world? Tell us what you think in the comment section!

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Natalie
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Natalie

Anyone who would support China is canceled in my eyes

Lin
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Lin

But supporting Israel is right?
Get a life.
From China

Amor Amankwah
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Amor Amankwah

I wish her all the best and I hope she continues to be successful.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Err…Naomi Wang Ju isn’t that famous in China.
Most online talk about her is about the stupid things that she says.

Sam
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Sam

The novelty is starting to wear off because she doesn’t make enough new music and the period of grace kind of went by. Even if she cashes in on her Eurovision fame, it seems like too many people manage her instead of taking the reins on her music direction. Netta and the looper are long gone: what we have now is a commercialization of her on stage persona. I do think there is something irritating and unsettling about her exaggerated facial expressions and her self-absorbed bubble. I get that she’s living her fantasy and enjoying the ride, but so far… Read more »

JERROME
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JERROME

Netta is defently the biggest ESC winner, huge success all arould the world, not only Europe! Well done!

Peters
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Peters

China’s Beyonce? I’m Chinese but I’ve never heard of this woman…She’s no Jolin Tsai.

jin
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jin

Beyonce is American Jolin okay?

Tyuk
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Tyuk

China fits Netta a lot I think.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

I love seeing Netta having this international success building slowly 🙂
Waiting for new songs

Isa
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Isa

International success? !

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

She’s not Celine Dion or something, but she’s going global slowly, as I said

kuno
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kuno

Toy was the creation of Doron Medalie. He gave Netta an image she doesn’t deserve. She doesn’t care about metoo (she loves the misogynist Snoop Dog), she doesn’t care about human rights, in every interview she only talked about her weight.

Guilbert Enriquez
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Guilbert Enriquez

You sound so bitter. That song writer was nowhere to be found until Netta lent her voice and craft.

kuno
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kuno

That song writer made Golden Boy and Made Of Stars too. Netta lent her craft, but what about her personality? She never talked about metoo, only about losing always to the pretty girl, this is why she thought Eleni will defeat her.

Apple
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Apple

Why are you talking about Toy? This is a different song, and it’s not about metoo. If you’re gonna criticize at least make it relevant to the post

Maya G
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Maya G

@Guilbert Enriquez – He does sound bitter, but Medalie had a very successful career as a writer and composer in Israel even before Netta came along.

Dawid
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Dawid

Every year there’s someone who pretends to care about some social issues to get more points. Just wait for climate change songs this year.

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Junior eurovision says hi. They have a bunch this year

Jonas
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Jonas

At least you’re upfront and don’t even pretend to care about social issues.

Trash KAN
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Trash KAN

Doron Medalie, is that you?

Dawid
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Dawid

China = money

Question Mark?
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Question Mark?

To be honest, all I have to say is #FreeHongKong

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

lol apparently nobody here wants a free Hong Kong. #notsurprised

Free
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Free

#FreeCatalonia #FreeScotland

Peters
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Peters

You should have known many mainland Chinese and Chinese ally countries are here, not to mention the Chinese bots. It’s no surprise that people downvote you. Even Pewdewpie got banned by the Chinese government for this. So pathetic.

Free
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Free

#FreeCatalonia #FreeScotland

Dust
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Dust

My sincere thank you from a Hong Kong citizen. #freeHongKong #fightforfreedom #saynotopoliceviolence

Fionn
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Fionn

#dontbringpoliticsintoit

Jai
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Jai

Yes!!!!!

Lin
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Lin

Hong Kong was never and will never be independent, but unlike before under british rule, it has a special status within the PRC.