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.
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”.
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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 — live on Chinese television. It felt so surreal. In China they do not use our social media like FB or IG, and all the streaming platforms are different. It's like starting from scratch and there's nothing more beautiful and painful than that. I want to say thanks to @naomiwangjv who welcomed me so well and sang so beautifuly with me . I Also wanna thank @degoinsta and @pangea_music_official for this Killa Arrangement ???
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”.
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