Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised her on his social network accounts, and spoke to Barzilai on the phone during the broadcast. The premier called Barzilai "wonderful," and told her she "charmed the whole world." He concluded by saying she was Israel's greatest ambassador.
Barzilai's performance of "Toy" got rave reviews both inside and outside Israel.
Fania Oz-Salzberger, a professor and the daughter of famed author Amos Oz, tweeted that she "unashamedly" loves the song "Toy."
"It's bold, fun, female, and chutzpah," she wrote. "What's more, she stands for my kind of Israel."