Wednesday Morning Beautiful Sounds of Music

“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.

HT Haivri

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.

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  • walt kovacs

    would have preferred if they had done a tune from dvaykus or the rabbis sons

    got a standing ovation, not for singing or musicianship, which were both pretty pedestrian…but for the fact that look…normal chareidim who dig secular music

  • Pensive

    Another invention by Israel which has been bought all over the world.