Kokhav Nolad 8

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Kokhav Nolad 8
Format Interactive reality game show
Created by Keshet
partly Simon Fuller
Starring Tzvika Hadar
Margalit Tzan'ani
Tsedi Tzarfati
Pavlo Rosenberg
Gal Uchovsky
Dana International
Country of origin Israel
Production
Running time 90 min. (main show) + 15 min. (results) incl. commercials
Broadcast
Original channel Keshet, Channel 2
Original run

April 22, 2010 – September 4, 2010

Kokhav Nolad 8 Finalists (With dates of elimination)
Diana Golbi September 4 - Winner
Idan Amedi September 4
Ohad Shraga'i September 4
Naor Elbaz August 26
Adar Gold August 19
Or Giladi August 18
Avi Ben Abu August 12
Ma'ayan Bukris August 11
Yuval Meron August 5
Yuval Lev-Tov August 4
Roni Genoussar July 29"
Bat Nataf July 28
Noa Deutsch July 22
Tael Shoham July 21
Naor Elbaz July 17
Adar Gold July 17
Heeba Batheesh July 14
Lior Akiva July 14
Nikia Brown July 8
Ravit Batashvilli July 8
Shahar Elgabi July 1
Nissim Bar-Hayim June 30
Adir Getz June 24
Kfir Ohayon June 23
Cecile Etelie June 17
Oren Koko June 16
Muli Bachar June 11
Shauli Vaknin June 10
Karina Kachulin June 9

"Kokhav Nolad " started its eighth season in of May 2010. After the victory of Roni Dalumi last year when a female won the competition for the first time since Ninet Tayeb in the first season, 27 finalists were chosen in May following thousands of auditions, which were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer Sheba, Sderot, Mishmar HaEmek and in the Jezreel Valley. In addition to that and, for the 3rd time abroad, this time in Brazil following India, and the United States in the previous 2 years.

The biggest difference between the eighth and the seventh season, is that this season the new judge: Pavlo Rosenberg, a successful singer of Argentine Jewish descent replaced Tzvika Pik who decided to quit in order to promote his upcoming album. In addition to that, rather than in Eilat as in the previous season, the final of Kokhav Nolad 8 took place at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem in September 2010.

Participants[edit]

Men Women
Avi Ben Abu (23, Ashdod) - Eliminated Adar Gold (22, Holon) - Eliminated
Adir Getz (19, Atlit) - Eliminated Bat Nataf (27, Tel Aviv) - Eliminated
Ohad Shraga'i (26, Kfar Saba)- Eliminated Diana Golbi (18, Holon) -Winner
Or Gil'adi (16, Tirat HaCarmel) - Eliminated Heeba Batheesh (23, Nazareth) - Eliminated
Oren Koko (23, Tel Aviv) - Eliminated Ma'ayan Bukris (17, Nesher) - Eliminated
Yuval Lev-Tov (36, Holon) - Eliminated Noa Deutsch (24, Kiryat Motzkin) - Eliminated
Yuval Meron (24, Jerusalem) - Eliminated Nikia Brown (34, Holon) - Eliminated
Kfir Ohayon (22, Beer Sheba) - Eliminated Cecile Etelie (29, Ra'anana) - Eliminated
Lior Akiva (26, Nahariya) - Eliminated Karina Kachulin (24, Netanya) - Eliminated
Muli Bachar (26, Tel Aviv) - Eliminated Ravit Batashvilli (18, Ramle) - Eliminated
Naor Elbaz (20, Kiryat Gat) - Eliminated Roni Genoussar (22, Moshav Tzofit) - Eliminated
Nissim Bar-Hayim (18, Ramle) - Eliminated Tahel Shoham (22, Tel Aviv) - Eliminated
Idan Amedi (22, Jerusalem) - Eliminated
Shauli Vaknin (17, Netivot) - Eliminated
Shahar Elgabi (19, Rosh HaAyin) - Eliminated

This year was unique in that it featured a wide array of diverse participants from drastically different backgrounds. The Host Tzvika Hadar summized that, "... Everyone could select its own favorite... each competitor has its own story and all of them collaborate together and create a unique rainbow..." In addition to that for the first time in the show's history many contestants have been singers of Mizrahi Music. Participants Included:

Cecile Etelie made Aliyah 6 years ago from France.[1]

Idan Amedi is a commander in an IDF combat unit from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Pisgat Ze'ev.[2] He has gotten good reviews almost every week with praise for his sweet voice, incontrast to his muscular body. He is seen as a favourite to win the competition.

Adar Gold is the daughter of famous Israeli singer Cherie.[3]

Shauli Vaknin auditioned for Kokhav Nolad 7 in what could be considered humorous audition. He was out of tune, and seemingly entirely unable to sing. However, he impressed the judges auditioning this year in Beersheva where he gave a critically acclaimed performance, and was put eventually reached the finals.[4]

Heeba Batheesh- is the second Israeli Arab to participate in this show's history (the first was Miriam Tukan in Kokhav Nolad 5 who made it to the Top 10). Like Miriam Tukan Heeba is a Christian Arab, and has been praised for her unique vocal qualities, including her ability to sing the quarter tones required for Arabic music. She often combined motifs from Arabic music in songs that were considered staples of mainstream, western-style Israeli music, and Mizrahi music creating powerful and unconventional new renditions.[5]

Nikia Brown is an African American woman who converted to Judaism and made aliyah with her best friend, along with her husband and daughter in 2007 from Kansas City, Kansas. She speaks very little Hebrew and has been enrolled for free in an intensive ulpan since becoming a finalist. Throughout the show she has spoken in English, but sung in very accented Hebrew mainly mispronouncing Resh, and Kaph. Due to her inability to read the Hebrew Alphabet she has had to learn each song phonetically.[6][7]

Or Gil'adi is 16 year old from the Haifa suburb of Tirat HaCarmel. He received sceptism about his age at his audition . This is due to the fact that he looks several years younger than his actual age. After proving his age he sailed into the finals of the competition, with singer and judge Dana International even suggesting that he be selected as Israel's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.[8]

Noa Deutch received critacal acclaim at her audition for her self written song which in English means; "I am not a man, and not a woman". She is an LGBT, androgynous individual who has been very open about her sexuality and unique gender identity throughout the show. At different points she has identified herself as a lesbian, and at others as a Genderqueer. She works as a steelworker in Haifa.[9]

Yuval Lev-Tov is a 36 year old convenience store salesman who sacrificed everything for his family and children and never pursued his dream to become a singer. He is also the oldest contestant ever that passed the auditions.

Kfir Ohayon became known for his extremely high voice, and the fact that he sang 2 or three octaves above middle C each week. He sang mostly Mizrahi music until he was eliminated on the second week of the live performances.[10]

Lior Akiva is a bodybuilder from Nahariya, he works as a municipal security guard. He made Aliyah as a young child from Brazil and was adopted by Israeli parents.[11]

Roni Genoussar became known for her new-age appearance and attire. She has been praised for her impressive vocal abilities, and uniqueness. She is diagnosed with Savant syndrome.[12]

Live shows[edit]

Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Diana Golbi Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
(week 13)
Idan Amedi Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-Up
(week 13)
Ohad Shraga'i Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Third Place
(week 13)
Naor Elbaz Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Out Out Returned Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 12)
Adar Gold Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Out Out Returned Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 11)
Or Giladi Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 11)
Avi Ben Abu Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 10)
Ma'ayan Bukris Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 10)
Yuval Meron Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 9)
Yuval Lev-Tov Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 9)
Roni Genoussar Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 8)
Bat Nataf Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 8)
Noa Deutsch Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 7)
Tael Shoham Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 7)
Heeba Batheesh Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 6)
Lior Akiva Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 6)
Nikia Brown Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 5)
Ravit Batashvilli Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 5)
Shahar Elgabi Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 4)
Nissim Bar-Hayim Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 4)
Adir Getz Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 3)
Kfir Ohayon Safe Safe Eliminated
(week 3)
Cecile Etelie Safe Eliminated
(week 2)
Oren Koko Safe Eliminated
(week 2)
Muli Bachar Eliminated
(week 1)
Shauli Vaknin Eliminated
(week 1)
Karina Kachulin Eliminated
(week 1)


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