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Sharon Cohen


Dana International (דנה אינטרנשיונל) (artist name of Sharon Cohen, born Yaron Cohen February 2, 1972) is an Israeli transsexual pop singer, who won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest for her song "Diva". She underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1992.

Her entry into the contest caused some uproar in Israel where certain religious politicians called for her to be replaced with a more conservative act. Other religious politicians found her act amusing and typical for the secular Jewish culture of Israel.

Next to original songs, Dana is known for her cover versions of old hits.


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Preceded by:
Katrina and the Waves
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1998
Succeeded by:
Charlotte Nilsson

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