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Israel Bar-On

Israel Bar-On (Hebrew: ישראל בר-און‎; born January 31, 1989) is an Israeli singer, who won Israel's Kokhav Nolad (A Star is Born) song contest in 2008.

Bar-On was born in Beersheba to a religious family. He won the final of Kokhav Nolad 6 contest on August 26, 2008, with 56% of the votes.[1] For the show's finale, he performed an autobiographical song about his new life without parents and religion.[2]

Bar-On did not serve in the Israel Defense Forces. After winning the contest it was rumored that the show's producers would attempt to arrange his enlistment.[2]


  1. ^ Israel for Israel at Eurovision 2009
  2. ^ a b Shechnik, Raz (2008-08-27). "The king of Israel". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-12-25.