‚Hallelujah’ puts a blue-and-white spin on singing contests

13.08.2011                      13.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Wa'etchanan


'Hallelujah’ puts a blue-and-white spin on singing contests

By fostering love of Hebrew songs, this competition is more than just another reality show.

What do you get when you combine American Idol, the Eurovision, Glee, a Birthright tour and an Israeli-style singalong by the campfire? It’s “Hallelujah,” a competition to find what its organizers call the “next Jewish star.”
It’s a new version of a nearly 20-year-old Hebrew song contest for young Jews from across the globe, amped up for the Internet age.
The grand finale will take place on August 25 in Ramat Hasharon in front of an audience of 3,000. The 30 finalists – who come from all over the world – are currently in Israel for rehearsals and to tour the country….