Replicating the success: Hallelujah 2012, the global singing competition for Jewish youth will take place for the second time in a row.
Thirty young people representing Jewish communities around the world will compete in the competition and the final itself will be held in Ramat Hasharon on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
Panel of judges, headed by Yoram Gaon include many first-rate musicians, including: Yehuda Eder, Nathan Goshen, Dudu Fisher, Zahi Halevy, Yoram Tahar, Yair Shragai, Amikam Kimelman, and will determine the future of young singers.
Final event will include a live performance before an audience. The singer that wins first place will record a new song which will be released to radio stations in Israel and Jewish radio stations worldwide. Among other things, he or she is also expected to leave impressions in Jewish communities around the world.
Unlike "A Star Is Born" and "The Voice", this global poetry contest for young people looking for the next Jewish Star. As mentioned, the competition began back in 2011 after twenty years of intermission.
This unique project is supported by the Municipality of Ramat Hasharon and the World Zionist Organization, The Education and Youth Corps in the IDF, Birthright, MASA, and radio and television stations in Israel and around the world.
Yoram Gaon chairman of the organization "Meitar" which fosters Hebrew Songs among the Jewish people, said the competition is "more than just a show. The participants come from around the world for three to Israel and sing here but also some of these young people return to Israel as new immigrants or become ambassadors of goodwill all over the world.
Hallelujah, in participation with the World Zionist Organization, will produce a local contest in Kiev, Ukraine! The event will be held on June 24, 2013 and the winner will travel to Israel to participate in the Hallelujah 2013 program in Israel.