The X Factor Israel

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The X Factor Israel
אקס פקטור ישראל
Genre Reality television
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Bar Refaeli (2013-)
Judges Rami Fortis (2013-2015)
Moshe Peretz (2013-)
Shiri Maimon (2013-)
Ivri Lider (2013–)
Subliminal (2017-)
Composer(s) Simon Cowell
Country of origin Israel
Original language(s) Hebrew, English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 24 (as of January 14, 2014)
Producer(s) Thames
Tamira Yardeni
Location(s) Nokia Arena Tel Aviv
Running time 60–150 minutes
Original network Channel 2 (Reshet) (2013-2017)
Reshet 13 (2017-)
Original release October 26, 2013 – present
External links
The X Factor Israel

The X Factor Israel (אקס פקטור 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]

Judges and hosts[edit]

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.

Series overview[edit]

To date, two series have been broadcast, as summarised below.

     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Boys" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Girls" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Groups" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Over 25s" category
     Contestant in (or mentor of) "Teens" category

Series Start Finish Winner Runner-up Third place Winning mentor Presenters Main judges Guest judges
One 26 October, 2013 14 January, 2014 Rose Fostanes Eden Ben Zaken Ori Shakiv Shiri Maimon Bar Refaeli Rami Moshe Shiri Ivri None
Two 13 June, 2015 September 5, 2015 Daniel Yafe Yossi Shitrit Ana Timofie Rami Fortis Rami Moshe Shiri Ivri
Three 18 October, 2017 30 January, 2018 Eden Alene Guy Yahood Yam Refaeli Ivri Lider Subliminal Moshe Ivri Eden Ben Zaken

Judges' categories and their finalists[edit]

In each season, each judge is allocated a category to mentor and chooses a small number of acts (three for season one) to progress to the live shows. This table shows, for each season, which category each judge was allocated and which acts he or she put through to the live shows.


     – Winning judge/category. Winners are in bold, eliminated contestants in small font.

Season Rami Fortis Moshe Peretz Shiri Maimon Ivri Lider
One Girls
Eden Ben Zaken
Inbal Bibi
Tamar Friedman
Ori Shakiv
Ben Golan
Yahav Tavasi
Over 25s
Rose Fostanes
Avishachar Jackson
Neta Rad
Tommy & Yan
Carakukli Sisters
Two Over 25s
Daniel Yafe
Shlomit Jersey
Ido and Atara
Close Up
After The Sun
Ana Timofie
Tal Ginat
Hadar Lee
Yossi Shitrit
Almog Krief
Dodo Ivgi
Ben Goldshtein
Subliminal Moshe Peretz Shiri Maimon Ivri Lider
Three Groups
The Brinks
Idan and Almog
Ori and Tirel
Guy Yahood
Honi Assor
Daniel Zynchenko
Lin Ben Hamo
Reut Levi
Teemna Gonen
Eden Alene
Yam Refaeli
Eliraz Zaada
Oriane Recchia

Season 1 (2013-14)[edit]

The first season started its run on Saturday, October 26, 2013, and aired 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 2 (2015)[edit]

The second season started its run on Thursday, June 13, 2015.

Season 3 (2017-18)[edit]

The third season is going to start its run on October 18, 2017. The show is hosted by Bar Refaeli. The residing judges are Moshe Peretz, Shiri Maimon and Ivri Lider who were judges in the previous two seasons joined by a new judge, the Israeli rapper Subliminal.

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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