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He was born to Iraqi father David Narkis and Serbian mother of Greek-Tunisian ancestry Hanna Narkis. Narkis speaks not only Hebrew, but speaks Serbian and French fluently, but also speaks a little bit of English, Spanish, Greek and Arabic.

Narkis dreamed of becoming a singer since childhood. He released his first album, Tfilat Chayay (The Prayer of My Life)[1] at the age of 16. A few years later during his military service in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), Narkis joined Tamir Tzur to form the first Mediterranean musical group.

His sixth album, Rak Itakh (Only with You), which includes the hit "Lekhol Ekhad Yesh" (Everyone Has), placed Narkis at the center stage of Israeli music. This song was also chosen as the "Song of the Year" in Israel, and was very popular among football (soccer) fans. In 2001, Narkis released his album Ze Mehalev (Straight from the Heart). As with his previous albums, this was a great success and many of its songs became hits.

In 2003, the song "Millim Laahava" ("Words for Love") won at the national finals organized by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority ("IBA") television channel, Channel One, against three other songs for the privilege to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003,[2] due to his prominence and popularity on the Israeli popular music scene.[citation needed] The song ended up 19th out of the 26 Eurovision finalists.

At the age of 26, Narkis released his eighth album Millim Laahava (Words for Love), named after his Eurovision entry.

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