I know that eurotrash disco – even with a klezmer twist and performed by a transsexual woman – isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Dana International’s releases since 1998 have been a bit flat, but Maganona, her then-current album when she won the 1998 Eurovision song contest, was good and still works.
And now, Dana is back for seconds:
Israel’s transgender pop diva, Dana International, has been selected to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, with a Hebrew-English song titled Ding Dong.
The flamboyant singer, who was known as Yaron Cohen before a sex change operation near two decades ago, famously won the contest in 1998 with the song Diva.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in May in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Hopefully, though, if she wins this time she won’t fall down while presenting the award to the 2012 winner:
I made it through the entire post without making any snide comment about the name of the song she’ll be performing this year.