“Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel is an old favorite,
but it sure did not look like this back in US.
Take two minutes and enjoy a little Wednesday morning music that got a standing ovation.
Update by Brian 16/10/13
The show is an Israeli invention with live voting via a smart phone app called “Rising Star”.
The singers start off behind a screen. As the viewing public vote the performers see faces of those voting for them on the giant screen in front of them. They need to reach 70% to make it through. The judges can vote and add 7% each. (I’ve no idea what the maths is behind the link between app clicks and percentages). If they reach 70% the screen lifts.
It’s been very successful here. The first season of the X-Factor Israel is due to start soon with heavy promotion by Bar Refaeli: it’s going to be interesting to see how it compares to the local up-start.
The concept has already been sold to France and Germany.