Dana International is the alter-ego of Israeli pop singer Sharon Cohen (born Yaron Cohen), currently one of her country's top artists. She is the first transsexual artist to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
Born a man, she came out as transgender at the age of 13, underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1993 and released her first album later that year. It was a success, and more success followed with her next two albums.
She won the honor of representing Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham with the song Diva, winning with 172 points. She was best remembered for the parrot-feather dress she wore during her reprise. The song went on to become a hit across the continent.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1998|
|Artists||Danijela Martinović • Thalassa • Marie Line Marolany • Mikel Herzog • Gunvor Guggisberg • Katarína Hasprová • Sixteen • Dana International • Guildo Horn • Chiara Siracusa • Károly Horváth • Vili Resnik • Dawn Martin • Alma Lusa • Mălina Olinescu • Imaani • Michalis Hatzigiannis • Edsilia Rombley • Jill Johnson • Mélanie Cohl • Edea • Lars Fredriksen • Koit Toome • Tüzmen • Vlado Janevski|
|Songs||Neka mi ne svane • Mia krifi evesthisia • Où aller • ¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti? • Lass' ihn • Modlitba • To takie proste • Diva • Guildo hat euch lieb! • The One That I Love • A holnap már nem lesz szomorú • Naj bogovi slišijo • Is Always Over Now? • Se eu te pudesse abraçar • Eu cred • Where Are You? • Genesis • Hemel en Aarde • Kärleken är • Dis Oui • Aava • Alltid sommer • Mere lapsed • Unutamazsın • Ne zori, zoro|