In 1978, Izhar Cohen brought the first-ever Eurovision victory to his home country of Israel with his catchy number “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” — sung entirely in Hebrew. Aside from providing Israel with its first opportunity to host Eurovision, the song went on to become an international sensation.
Izhar was born into a family of singers. He started singing when he was just a child, often joining his father on stage. When he turned 18, he joined the military choir and gained popularity as a singer in his own right.
MyHeritage DNA Results
Izhar’s DNA results reflect his eclectic musical influences. In addition to being 80.3% Yemenite Jewish, he is also 9.7% North African, 4.7% Middle Eastern, 3.3% Italian, 1.1% West Asian, and 0.9% Nigerian.