Diana Golbi, 2010
|Birth name||Diana Golovanov|
January 16, 1992 |
|Genres||Rock, Alternative Rock, Acoustic Rock, Pop|
|Years active||2010–present (music)|
Diana Golbi (Hebrew: דיאנה גולבי; Russian: Диана Голби; born Diana Golovanov in Moscow, Russia on January 16, 1992) is an Israeli singer. the eighth winner of Kokhav Nolad, the Israeli version of Pop Idol. Golbi is the third female participant to win the show (following Ninet Tayeb on the first season and Roni Dalumi on the seventh season).
Golbi was born as Diana Golovanov in Moscow, Russia. When she turned four, her parents decided to make Aliyah to Israel, and moved to the city of Holon, where Golbi and her family live until today. Already in her childhood, Golbi fell in love with the stage. She studied theatre in an American studio, and when she was 12, she went to perform in a big theatre in St. Petersburg.
Golbi also loves football. She played on a girl team in Petah Tikva, coached by her father, even though she did prefer performing on stage. Golbi and her friends formed a band two years ago, called HaRusim (Hebrew: הרוסים). HaRusim is a double meaning: it means both "The Ruined Ones" and "The Russian Ones" in Hebrew, since the members of the band are all Russian originally.
Kokhav Nolad 8
During 2010, Golbi went to audition for the eighth season of Kokhav Nolad. She impressed the judges and was accepted. In the night of September 4, 2010, she won 53% of the votes and beat Idan Amedi, and was therefore crowned as the winner of Kokhav Nolad 8. She won a scholarship of 240,000 shekels, and a production contract from the music producer Louis Lahav.
Kohav Nolad performances
|Week #||Song Choice||Original Artist||Result|
|Top 27||"Ad sof haka'itz" (Until summer ends)||Dani Litani||Safe|
|Top 24||"Niga el hakhalom" (We'll touch the dream) - Duet with Yuval Meron||Shalom Hanoch||Safe|
|Top 18 - Miri Mesika & Keren Peles special||"Mabul" (Flood)||Keren Peles||Safe|
|Top 15 - Svika Pik special||"Ahava besof haka'itz"||Svika Pik||Safe|
|Top 14||"Yamei hatom" (Innocence days)||Rita||Safe|
|Top 13||"Badad" (Loneliness) - Duet with Avi Ben Abu||Zohar Argov||Safe|
|Top 11 - Rami Kleinstein special||"Livkot" (To cry)||Rami Kleinstein||Safe|
|Top 10 - Yehuda Poliker special||"Shlal sharav" (Heavy heat)||Yehuda Poliker||Safe|
|Top 9 - Sarit Hadad special||"Khagiga" (Celebration)||Sarit Hadad||Safe|
|Top 8||"Od lo dibarnu al ahava" (We haven't spoken about love yet)||Netanela||Safe|
|Top 9 (after 2 Rescued) - Danny Sanderson special||"Yo-ya"||Poogy||Safe|
|Top 8||"Im telekh mikan" (Ne Me Quitte Pas)||Jacques Brel (heb: Barak Feldman)||Safe|
|Top 7 - Mizrahi special||"Ad matay, elohay?" (Until when, my God?)||Zohar Argov||Safe|
|Top 6 - Battle against Or Gil'adi.||"Krav igruf" (Boxing match)||Efrat Gosh||Safe|
|Top 5||"Ashlayot" (Illusions)||Nissim Sarussi||Safe|
|Top 4 (Semi Final)||"Yeladim shel hakhayim" (Children of life)||Arik Einstein||Final qualifier|
|Finale||"Einaich" (Your eyes)
"Shvil habrikha" (Escaping path)