Now available to stream online: the premiere auditions of the newest reality singing competition, Rising Star, based on an Israeli reality show, HaKovkhav Haba, or “The Next Star” in Hebrew. The first episode of the American version debuted Sunday, June 22.
Move over Pharrell Williams — “The Voice: Israel” has got the real big name: Spielberg.
One year after an Orthodox Jewish girl was suspended from school for singing on Israel’s ‘The Voice,’ a Sicilian nun drew cheers for singing on Italy’s version of the same show.
Ofir Ben Shitrit was suspended from her religious girls’ school after singing publicly, earning her an Orthodox feminist following.
The Orthodox teenage girl who was suspended from school for appearing on an Israeli TV talent show lost in the finale of the contest.