A Jewish Star has partnered with the National Council of Young Israel of America to present its annual international Jewish singing competition, this time with a reality show competition format.
The fourth season’s panel of celebrity judges will include international Jewish music superstars Gad Elbaz, Lipa Schmeltzer, Yossi Green, Yehuda Solomon and Yeedle Werdyger.
The show will be hosted by the New York comic and entertainerModi, voted one of the “Top 10 Comedians” in New York City by entertainment industry magazines.
Contestants can register through the show’s website and audition live in front of the judges on February 17 and 18 in New York City. Viewers can watch the live auditions as part of the reality show series, and vote online or via text message to help determine who will be the next Jewish Star.
“Our goal is to provide a platform for talented individuals to shine, and to infuse new life into Jewish music so that it’s exciting again,” says Mica Soffer, Executive Producer of A Jewish Star.
Filmmaker Danny Finkelman of Sparks Next film studio will produce the singing competition’s fourth season as a 10-episode reality show, which can be viewed online.
“Now more than ever it is imperative that this generation’s youth be infused with positive, spiritual messages,” says Executive Producer Yossi Soffer. “And what better way to reach a large, young Jewish audience than through music and entertainment?”
A Jewish Star is dedicated to providing talented Jewish men of all ages and backgrounds with a platform to highlight their vocal and musical abilities.
This year, the competition’s rules will allow many more contestants to audition; contestants will no longer need to have access to musical equipment or studio production in order to participate. To qualify, all a contestant needs to do is register online and perform the song of his choice in front of the judges during the live auditions.