The Shalva Band performed on this season of The Rising Star in Israel. 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”

To watch “The Lycanton Chorus” by Rivka Goldberg, CLICK HERE.

Date of Broadcast: 02/02/2019

To watch “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper, CLICK HERE.

Date of Broadcast: 02/02/2019

“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

To watch this performance, CLICK HERE.

Date of Broadcast: 20/01/2019

“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

To watch a full version of this performance, CLICK HERE.

Date of Broadcast: 09/01/2019

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

To watch live, visit Mako TV HERE

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