“The Next Star For Eurovision 2016”, the singing reality show that will choose Israel’s representative for Eurovision 2016, is heating up. Last night the judges chose another six artists to join the drag queens, divas, and Orthodox rappers from last week in the next phase of the show. If you missed the first episode, you can watch it here.
This week the search kicked off with a series of weirdoes, before producers introduced us to a few acts with some serious potential. Surely one or two of them are made from the same golden material as our beloved “Golden Boy”. Let’s find out…
THE NEXT STAR: WEEK TWO QUALIFIERS
Born in Azerbaijan, Ela came to Israel when she was only two years old. She writes her own music and has her own style, as seen by her cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” — with accordion.
Sisters Noam & Yael Cohen
If Russia and Slovakia can send sisters to Eurovision, then why shouldn’t Israel go for it?
These girls have been singing since they were kids, are cute as buttons and have major chemistry. As you can see in the video, they certainly know how to make their father move…
Naomi is a recent immigrant from France, where she was part of a series of girl bands that all split up. She sings in the streets for money and sees Eurovision as a way to make it big. Will you throw her some coins and a chance? Here is her audition of “Me and My Broken Heart”.
Dave is 50 years old and a former boxer. But this tough man has a gentle side, as he showed us on his surprising cover of Stevie Wonder’ s “Lately”.
A few months ago Sapir’s boyfriend had a jet ski accident and drowned. As she coped with the loss she became a policewoman. She made the judges cry, but will she continue to thrill them in the next phase? Here is her audition of “Ad She’Tachazor (Until You Come Back)”.
Evyatar comes from a musical family: his brother, Uziyah, won a similar junior competition for singers. He’s one of a dozen children, so is used to having to fight to stand out. No wonder he sang a song called “Yeled” (Child).
YOU CAN WATCH EPISODE 2 OF “THE NEXT STAR FOR EUROVISION 2016” HERE.
Auditions continue in the coming weeks, followed by the second phase where the judges will choose the actual finalists. At that point all of the acts will sing each week, with one biting the dust each time. Those shows will air on Friday night.
Which artist do you like the most so far? Who do you think would do well for Israel at Eurovision?