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  • ‘Israeli Idol’ Diana Golbi brings act and message to U.S.

    September 19, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    For her first visit to New York and the United States, Diana Golbi adopted the unofficial uniform of most city dwellers—head-to-toe black. Black shirt, black top and tight black jeans. Her long brown hair was straight and hung past her shoulders.

    Pointing to her stiletto heels,...

  • Harel Skaat, an Israeli pop “Idol” comes to the Ford Amphitheatre

    By Orit Arfa

    August 24, 2011 | 11:09 am

    One way to describe Israeli pop star Harel Skaat to American pop aficionados is to call him the Israeli “Clay Aiken”—a comparison Skaat might not like, considering he shies away from comparisons lest they smear his individuality.

    But like the 2003 “American Idol”...

  • Kochav Nolad: My Star Isn’t Born

    By Orit Arfa

    June 15, 2009 | 6:57 pm

    At least the line wasn’t long.  Not like it was at the Gillette Stadium in Boston back in 2005, where I sat among thousands of fellow American Idol wannabes on the benches, suffering through their out-of-tune rehearsals in the New England rain while watching hordes exit without...

  • The Next American-Israeli Idol

    By Orit Arfa

    April 27, 2009 | 8:16 pm

    Last week a handful of yordim (Israelis who “descended” to America) were given the rare opportunity to make aliyah; that is, to rise back up to Israel—and to stardom. Kochav Nolad (“A Star is Born”), Israel’s “American Idol” knock-off, came to Hollywood, literally, to...

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