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.[/vc_column_text][ozy_vc_divider caption=”” border_size=”2″ border_color=”#d7d7d7″][vc_column_text]

“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.

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Watch The Shalva Band on The Rising Star

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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.

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“Lycanton Chorus” by the Shalva Band

Date of Broadcast: 02/02/2019


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“True colors” by Shalva Band

Date of Broadcast: 02/02/2019

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“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

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“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

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“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

Date of Broadcast: 20/01/2019

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“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

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“The Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel

Date of Broadcast: 15/01/2019

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“How Can I Not” by Jane Bordeaux

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

Date of Broadcast: 09/01/2019 

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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

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