Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Israeli Talent Show "Rising Star" Sets the Stage for Reality Shows Worldwide


Reality shows, especially those focused on showcasing new singing talent, have become very popular in Israel. The newest one, Rising Star (Kochav haBa) has become so successful that the format has been sold for use in France, Italy, Germany, and other countries.

In the US, ABC announced that they will start airing the American version of the show. 

The Chassidic duo, Aryeh and Gil Gat, are among the new performers who have become famous by appearing on the show. Their appearances singing songs by Simon and Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Eagles, and Kansas raised their profiles from Jerusalem street singers to international stars.

In this video from JN1, we go behind the scenes to take a look at the preparations for the show, some musical excerpts, and interviews with the host, producer, and judges.

Enjoy!

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