Israel: Six more artists advance in The Next Star

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The fifth show of Israel’s The Next Star competition took place this evening, in which the next group of performers auditioned for a place in the following section of the selection.

Tonight saw a total of 8 artists competing in The Next Star, performing for both the votes of the studio audience as well as the 4 judging members.

Each judge made up of by the members Static & Ben-El Tavori, Keren Peles, Harel Skaat and Assaf Amdursky, had a 10% vote in the final outcome of each performance, with each auditionee needing to receive at least 70% of the ‘Yes’ vote in order to proceed in the competition.

Qualifiers from the fifth show

Tonight, again 8 participants performed for a place in the next stage of The Next Star. However, only six of them got a ticket to the next round and 2 did not qualify.

  • Ofir Harush (84%, ’Yes’ from all 4 judges)
  • Yanir Chmiel (76%, ’Yes’ from 3 judges)
  • Orel Gilad (71%, ‘Yes’ from 3 judges)
  • Tal Mizrahi (85%, ‘Yes’ from all 4 judges)
  • Hezi Katri (86%, ‘Yes’ from all 4 judges)
  • Liat Banay (86%, ‘Yes’ from all 4 judges)

Unfortunately, Omen and Regina Fedorenko did not get the chance to proceed to the next round.

One of the most talked-about performances of the evening came from the final auditionee, Liat Banay, receiving high praise from both the audience and the 4-member judging panel.

Check out all of tonight’s auditions via the official Next Star website.

The Next Star continues next week on Keshet 12, with further details expected to be revealed over the coming days.