Harel Moyal

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Harel Moyal
Background information
Born (1981-04-12) April 12, 1981 (age 43)
Gilo, Jerusalem
OriginGedera, Israel
GenresPop music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, stage actor
Years active2000–present
LabelsBASE Records

Harel Moyal (Hebrew: הראל מויאל; born April 12, 1981) is an Israeli pop singer-songwriter and stage actor who won the second season of the Israeli television series Kochav Nolad (Hebrew for A Star Is Born). He has released two albums.[1]

Early life[edit]

Harel Moyal (his stage name) was born in Gilo, Jerusalem. His family moved to the Ma'ale Adumim settlement in the West Bank when he was one and a half years old, where he grew up with his brother. His father played the guitar, composed songs, and occasionally performed with the Andalusian Music Band, a Spanish orchestra.


Moyal attended the auditions for the second season of Kokhav Nolad, and was chosen to participate in the show. He went on to win the competition, performing in front of 7,500 people at the season final, broadcast on August 15, 2004, from the Coca-Cola Music Village at the Hof Nitzanim. Harel Moyal won the contest with 862,368 votes, ahead of Harel Skaat in second place with 806,292 votes and Adi Cohen in third with 254,926.

Following his success in Kokhav Nolad, he participated in and won the 2004 Chanukah Song Festival, singing the song "Zorro", written by Uzi Khitman and composed by Shlomi Shabat.

He released his self-titled debut album in September 2005. The first single released from the album was "Middle of the Night in the Village", which he wrote about his experience of military service. The album was certified gold, selling over 20,000 copies in just over a week after its release.

In 2005, Moyal was cast in the lead role of a musical play called Like in A Movie, which began performances in February 2006. His second album, Levadi, was released in 2007.



  • 2005: Harel Moyal
  • 2006: Levadi


  1. ^ Viniker, Barry (December 5, 2007). "Israel: Boaz working on songs". esctoday. Retrieved May 15, 2010.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Kokhav Nolad winner
Succeeded by