Diana Golbi

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Diana Golbi
Diana Golbi @ Jam Akko 2014.jpg
Diana Golbi
Background information
Birth nameDiana Igorevna Golovanova
Born (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 27)
Moscow, Russia
OriginHolon, Israel
GenresRock, Alternative Rock, Acoustic Rock, Hard rock, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer, Actress
Years active2010–present (music)

Diana Golbi (Hebrew: דיאנה גולבי‎; born January 16, 1992)[1] is an Israeli singer and actress, 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).

Personal life[edit]

Golbi was born as Diana Igorevna Golovanova (Russian: Диана Игоревна Голованова) in Moscow, Russia.[1] When she turned four, her parents decided to immigrate to Israel,[2] and resided in the city of Holon.[1] During 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.[1] She served as an instructor in the Teleprocessing Corps of the Israel Defense Forces.

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. During 2008 Golbi and her friends formed a rock band, 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.[1]

Kokhav Nolad 8[edit]

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 production contract from the music producer Louis Lahav.[2]

Kohav Nolad performances[edit]

Week # Song Choice Original Artist Result
Top 27 "Ad sof haka'itz" (Until summer ends) Danny 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)
Mazi Cohen

HaKokhav HaBa[edit]

In 2017, Golbi entered the 4th season of HaKokhav HaBa.[3] In her first performance she sang "Alive", a song which was originally sung by Sia. She got a score of 95% for that performance, which was broadcast on Israeli TV on 2 January 2017. She became the runner-up of the show, after Imri Ziv.


  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.mako.co.il/tv-starisborn/season8-team/diana-golbi/Article-cab1a4a98909821006.htm
  2. ^ a b http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3949290,00.html
  3. ^ "Eurovision Israel: Seven acts qualify to the next stage of Rising Star 2017". Eurovision News, Polls and Information by esctoday. 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2017-01-04.

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