Dare to Dream
The Shalva Band performed on Season Six of The Rising Star in Israel. The winner of the reality TV contest represents Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (no pressure at all! 😊 ). The band were a firm favorite of judges and audiences alike and reached the finals. The judges, including singers Harel Skaat, Keren Peles, Static and Ben-El Tavori, Assaf Amdursky and Shiri Maimon, were clearly moved by the band and their individual stories.
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.
The band respectfully withdrew from the competition at the final stage for reasons beyond their control. The Shalva Band made an unbelievable impact by their participation in the competition. They united a country, and world, in support of inclusion. They moved a world community to tears, performance after performance, who were rooting for them to succeed – and succeeded they did.
“Singing The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun,” the band, led by two female singers, advanced to the next round of the competition, with 91% approval from the judges.
Their performances changed how millions of people view and embrace disability. They strengthened children and families to believe in their amazing potential and have proven to the world that people deserve to be judged and celebrated for their abilities.
The 2019 Eurovision theme "Dare to Dream" could not be more true, the band dreamt and achieved big dreams and surpassed every expectation – creating new standards from which Israel will all benefit for years to come.
Watch The Shalva Band on The Rising Star
The Shalva Band has been asked to perform at the Eurovision opening performance in Tel Aviv and represent the best part of Israel. The 2019 Eurovision theme “Dare to Dream” could not be truer, the band dreamt and achieved big dreams and surpassed every expectation – creating new standards from which Israel will all benefit for years to come.
“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
An Original Song by the Shalva Band
Watch the spellbinding performance of The Shalva Band performing an original song, "I See Something Good Within You".The song talks about Annael's journey with disability and how she 'looks' in the mirror and sees something good, something close, something worth loving. הכוכב הבא Eurovision 2019 - אירוויזיון 2019 Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Grand FinalPosted by Shalva National Children's Center on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
“In My Life” by Shalva Band 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
“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
החברים מ״טדי״ שלחו לי את הביצוע הכי יפה אי פעם של ״חלומות של אחרים״ the most beautiful version for “other people’s dreams”. @mako@thenextstarisrael@keshet12@tedy_productions@shalvabandPosted by עידן רייכל - Idan Raichel on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
“The Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel
Date of Broadcast: 15/01/2019
Sounds of Silence by The Shalva Band
"The Sound of Silence" as you've never heard it before.Sung by The Shalva Band להקת שלוה on Israel's Rising Star, the band's ethereal performance won the hearts of the audience, judges and audiences at home.Listen to the full song and be transported to a land of possibilities.Footage courtesy of mako and הכוכב הבאSong and lyrics by Simon & GarfunkelPosted by Shalva National Children's Center on Monday, January 21, 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
The Shalva Band Auditions for The Rising Star - with English Subtitles
Watch the entire broadcast of The Shalva Band להקת שלוה on Israel's The Rising Star. הכוכב הבא.Footage courtesy of makoPosted by Shalva National Children's Center on Wednesday, November 28, 2018