14.03.2012 20.Adar. 5772
Mizrahi music meets 'American Idol' in the reality show of celebrity singer Eyal Golan.
A mob of teenagers crowded the entrance of a studio near Tel Aviv last week, vying to be part of the audience of "Eyal Golan Calls You". The reality show – in which the popular Mizrahi singer searches for an heir to his Middle Eastern-style music – is about to complete its second season on the niche music channel, 24. Its success can be measured by its rating, 5 percent (on a station that rarely gets 1 percent ), by the elusive concept of "buzz" and by the excited expressions and uncompromising devotion of the teenagers gathered at the Ramat Hahayal studio. They push into the entranceway, run toward Golan's car when it glides into the parking lot, and rush toward the stage….