It was hard to chose what to do with all that cash.
One option was to maybe pay the salaries for a few more teachers a year, since Israeli education is in an all-time slump.
Another option was to buy 150,000 cartons of cottage cheese. Just to make sure nobody gets any funny ideas and actually decides to take to the streets in Israel.
But eventually the best route was taken. The government wisely decided, that the money had to go the most serious, most pressing problem Jews in Israel and around the world are dealing with.
And that, of course, is… “Who will be the first Jewish Idol?”
The contest is already underway, and the official Facebook page of “Hallelujah” says that no more songs can be submitted – the vote is over ad the counting is underway. Results should be in any day now!!!!
But as we wait in suspense (I know I am!), let’s take a look at some of the sadder moments of Hallelujah, season 1. Here are your top 10 audition flops!
10. Coming in at number 10, we have Tessa Rosenberg from Australia. Tessa actually has a great voice and does a good job covering Shiri Maimon’s “How many times”. But I’m sorry, every time she reaches the chorus I crack up. Unfortunately, only Hebrew speakers will get this one, it’s a subtle mistake – but hilarious… “ten li rak ootcha”
9. At number 9, we’ve got Elizaveta Kostenkova, who pretty much takes all the Hava out of my Nagila.
4. Manasseh Seidenberg, coming in at number 4, needs to loosen up a bit when singing such a classic. Oh, and he needs to learn how to sing, too.
3. Zippora Seidenberg (Manasseh’s sister?) comes in at number 3 – even tighter than Manasseh. Naomi Shemer must be rolling in her grave.
2. No. No. NNNOOOOO!!!!! NOT TOGETHER!!!!!
1. And our number one slot goes to Zack Raizman!!! Hannah Szenes wrote this song before she was tortured and killed in WWII. But when Raizman sings “A Walk to Caesarea”, the word “torture” comes to mind once again.