"Netta Barzilai: My friends have died in the war."
"Nöjesbladet at the home of Eurovision-winner in Israel – where all the houses have shelters: ”I use it as a store room”"
"TEL AVIV. ”A gigantic middle finger to all the haters”, so describe Netta Barzilai its new versions of fortran in the Eurovision."
"Nöjesbladet met last year's winner in her home in Tel Aviv, where all the houses have their own shelters."
""I have lost a few close friends, we all hope that it will have an end, there is no easy way out," she says about the war going on just miles away."
"Half the vardagsrumsväggen adorned with a graphic print for her latest single ”Nana banana”, barnramsan continues, ”I do what I wanna”. "
"Netta Barzilai, 26, wants her music to continue to promote the message that everyone should get to be and feel as they want to."
"– It's about my year and my whole life. Expectations from the world around and how I close them out and doing what I want to do, if I don't do it so I will not be myself, " she says when Nöjesbladet visit her."
"On the table are colorful godisbananer and pink and yellow meringues which adds to the childlike playfulness that is included in the Offset image. But itself exudes her strength, kaxighet and self-confidence."
"It was a gigantic middle finger to all the haters"
"the Night before our visit she has been on stage during the first semi-final in Tel Aviv. Wearing a corset in black and white surrounded by 10 mini versions of herself made her a new version of last year's vinnarlåt ”Toy”."
"– It was a gigantic middle finger to all the haters. It was a ”look at me I’m a beautiful creature”. I'm not ashamed of anything. I am a magnificent work of art, for it is so here I am. This is how I was created, this was how I came into the world, and I'm not going to apologize for it. I am here to have fun and to entertain. "
"the Apartment is rather sparsely furnished, she has recently moved in with her boyfriend Ilan Ben's and a roommate."
"– Yes, we have chosen it so. I need a lot of help and I do not like to be alone. I want to have people around me all the time. I like my friends and my team, so I wanted to have a great place where everyone can be, " she says."
"I don't like alcohol"
"the apartment is a focal point seen, during the interview, it people in and out of the home all the time. Liquor and wine bottles under the tv stand also testify that Netted the place could be the perfect place for a pre-party."
"– It's just my collection. I don't like alcohol, but when I was younger so I used to sno gin from grandma, which I hid for my parents. I drank it not, but I liked the thrill of the to know that guilty feeling. I have continued to collect on me, " she says, and laughs."
"Since the breakthrough of ”Toy” she has become accustomed to being a role model. "
"It has been absolutely incredible," she says."
"" I have received so many letters from young girls and boys from all over the world that refers to my earnings as something that changed their life completely. I stand forever in their debt because they have made me their queen."
"I break my own barriers"
"Netta tells how she and her boyfriend Ilan recently dragged home microwave oven that now stands in the kitchen, a young schoolgirl caught sight of his big idol."
" She had ribbons in her hair and maybe not looked to be the class queen, but she was so beautiful and she couldn't believe it when she saw me. She started crying right away and I went up to her and hugged her. She couldn't even talk, she was so overwhelmed by probably what I mean to her and what she looks up to. "
"She likes to challenge the general perception of how you may look or be. But above all, it is their own insecurity she is constantly trying to process."
" I don't know if I am a role model for larger girls. I think I break my own barriers and do my own thing. I do what I want to do and if I can see myself facing 200 million people in tights and feel wonderful, incredible and sexy and not have a problem with it, so shall it be so. I don't think of it that people can be inspired by me, I think of how I shall win my own battles, " she says."
"We are sitting on the second floor with door to the balcony wide open. The sun is shining, but in all the houses in Tel Aviv Netting a bomb shelter in the basement."
"– Yes, Israel is a tough neighborhood, " she says."
"I have lost a few close friends."
"Her close friend and manager, Amnon Szpektor sitting with during the interview fill in:"
"– For us it is strange to think that other countries do not have it so. For so it has been since we grew up, we use the shelter to store things, it is like a storage room. Every family has their space in the shelter where you put the hook picknickmöbler and gadgets."
"– Yes, it's the same for me, it's basically a cellar storage area, " says Netta."
"She didn't need to use it when the rockets fell from the Gaza strip two weekends ago. Varningssirenerna sounded over Tel Aviv."
"– Here, no, but the south did it. Israel has been a tough neighborhood since it was founded. I hope with all my heart and all my heart grieves for every human life that has been damaged by this. Especially my friends ' families. I have lost a few close friends, " says Netta."
" No, three years ago. It is a pain for all of us. This is a difficult topic to talk about. I would rather not do it, but we are all concerned and we hope that it will have an end, but there is no easy way out so we need a huge jump, " she says. "