The X Factor Israel

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The X Factor Israel
The X Factor ישראל
Genre Reality television
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by
Composer(s) Simon Cowell
Country of origin Israel
Original language(s) Hebrew, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (as of January 14, 2014)
Producer(s) Thames
Tamira Yardeni
Location(s) Nokia Arena Tel Aviv
Running time 60–150 minutes
Original channel
Original release October 26, 2013 – Ongoing
External links
The X Factor Israel

The X Factor Israel (The X Factor ישראל) is the Israeli version of the British television music competition The X Factor, created by Simon Cowell. The show started airing fall of 2013[1] on Reshet.[2]

The first season was hosted by Israeli fashion model Bar Refaeli.[3][4] Its judges for the first season of the show were rock singer Rami Fortis, pop singer-songwriter and composer Moshe Peretz, pop and R&B singer Shiri Maimon, and pop singer Ivri Lider.

Season 1 (2013-14)[edit]

The first season started its run on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The show airs during prime time on Reshet network on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The first episode peaked at 49%, about 1.1 million viewers, making it the highest figure of any Israeli music program.[5] At the end of bootcamp, 20 contestants made it to the judges' houses. Two acts were eliminated from each judge before the live show. The top 12 finalists continued on for the live shows.[6]

Season 1 finalists were:

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Third Place
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (Peretz) Ori Shakiv Ben Golan Yahav Tavasi
Girls (Fortis) Eden Ben Zaken Inbal Bibi Tamar Friedman
Over 25s (Maimon) Avishachar Jackson Neta Rad Rose Fostanes
Groups (Lider) Tommy & Yan Carakukli Sisters Fusion

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

The second season is going to be start its run on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "‘The X Factor Israel’ debuts Saturday". The Jerusalem Post. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "The X Factor Israel". Reshet. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Krupnick, Ellie (2013-05-29). "Bar Refaeli 'X Factor' Host Gig Will Kick Off Show In Israel". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Caspi, David (2013-05-27). "Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Host 'X Factor' Israel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Hawkes, Rebecca. "X Factor Israel launches to strong ratings". Rapid TV News. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rose Fostanes makes it to ‘X Factor Israel’ Top 12 live shows". BuzzMeter. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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