The results of the voting of the jury and viewers with a fairly large advantage won the Israeli singer Netta, who performed the song Toy artist scored 529 points. In the following year, Israel will have to produce the show, choose the facilitators and decide where the show will take place. Barzilai's song is a warning to a boy not to treat her like a toy.
The last time the United Kingdom won Eurovision was in 1997 with Katrina And The Waves' Love Shine A Light, and the United Kingdom has not finished in the top 10 since 2009 with Jade Ewen's It's My Time.
The Eurovision semi-finals will take place over two episodes on Four on Tuesday May 8 and Thursday May 10, and will see 37 countries battling it out for a spot in the final.
Israel's contestant donned a traditional kimono dress with her hair up in two buns, as well as performing in front of two walls of Japanese maneki-neko cat figurines.
The track by Barzilai, whose stage name is Netta, is about female empowerment and was inspired by the #MeToo movement, she has said.
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"Hallelujah" became the country's unofficial national song after it won the contest for Israel when it hosted the event in the late 1970s, and Dana International became a national hero and global transgender icon when she won with "Diva" in 1998.
While most countries host a bidding competition to decide on the host city, it has been quite clear that Israel won't consider holding the event anywhere outside the capital.
One wrote: 'So how come no one's calling Israel out on their cultural appropriation?' Waters' lyrical poetry never shied away from political themes and on his current tour he has taken aim at everything from American war crimes to the pro-Takfiri White Helmets, to the plight of Palestine, to lashing out at Donald Trump, most notably with the lyric "Picture a leader with no fucking brains". Likewise, the tens of thousands of fans from each nation who travel to the competition on a yearly basis will also have to ask themselves the same question.
A STAGE invader who scuppered the hopes of Britain's Eurovision entrant SuRie is believed to be repeat offender Dr ACactivism. In both 1999 and 1979 it was held at the International Convention Center, which seats around 3,000 people.