The Shalva Band performed on Season 6 of The Rising Star in Israel (November 2018 – February 2019). The winner of the reality TV contest represents Israel at Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May 2019 (no pressure at all! 😎). The band were a firm favorite of judges and audiences alike and reached the finals. They respectfully withdrew from the competition for reasons beyond their control.
Hundreds of thousands of people tuned into the popular broadcast to watch their performances. They received the highest of grades by judges and audience members alike, often 95% and up and clips of their performances went viral as they won the nation’s hearts.
Watch clips here.
“Lycanton Chorus” and “True Colors”
“I See Something Good Within You” by the Shalva Band
The Shalva Band performs their first original song. The song, written by Anael, documents her journey with disability and acceptance. They are singing how she ‘looks’ in the mirror and sees something good, something close, something worth loving.
Date of Broadcast: 28/01/2019
“In My Life” by and with Harel Skaat
In this round, the band was asked to perform together with one of the judges, renowned Israeli pop star, Harel Skaat. Harel represented Israel at Eurovision 2010. He visited the Shalva National Center to practice their song and footage of his visit was shown during the broadcast.
Date of Broadcast: 26/01/2019
“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
“Other People’s Dreams” by Idan Raichel
In this round, the band were asked to perform together with another contestant, Ofri Kalfon.
Date of Broadcast: 19/01/2019
“The Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel
Date of Broadcast: 15/01/2019
“How Can I Not” by Jane Bordeaux
Watch their debut performance, “Here Comes the Sun”
The band’s breakout performance caught an entire nation – and the world – by surprise. The various videos of the performance have been viewed over 2 million times.
Date of Broadcast: 24/11/2018