Israel’s Newest Star
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One of Israel’s hottest TV shows is A Star is Born (Kochav Nolad in Hebrew), which is the local search for singing talent (along the lines of American Idol). Last week marked the end of Season 6, with Israel Bar-On crowned the winner. According to Ynet, 30,000 people watched the show live and 750,000 viewers (that’s 10% of Israel’s population!) voted for their favorite artist. Previous winners on the show have gone on to musical success, so this could be the beginning of a new career.