Crossposted from Haaretz
The new season of “A Star is Born” (“Kochav Nolad”) will have fewer eliminations and less audience involvement, and the quartet of judges will play a more significant role, the show’s producer said on Monday.
Tamira Yardeni, the owner of Teddy Productions, which produces “Kochav Nolad,” the Israeli version of “American Idol,” for the Channel 2 franchise holder Keshet, told Haaretz the new season will not be filmed in a permanent studio, but in a studio that will move between different cities.
The show’s 10th season has started filming and is to begin on Channel 2 in May. Asked if the expected changes were instituted in response to rival Reshet’s successful program “The Voice,” Yardeni said, “The changes actually were influenced by ‘Music School’ [a talent program for children that Keshet broadcast during the winter]. There’s no connection to ‘The Voice.’”
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