‘The X Factor Israel’ debuts Saturday
22 October 2013 21:37
The show is hosted by supermodel Bar Refaeli and features an impressive lineup of mentor/judges.
X Factor Israel

X Factor Israel 370 . (photo credit:Reshet.tv )

Simon Cowell continues to expand his media empire this weekend as the Israeli version of his hit series The X Factor Israel debuts on Saturday night on Channel 2.

The show is hosted by supermodel Bar Refaeli and features an impressive lineup of mentor/judges – Ivri Lider, Shiri Maimon, Rami Fortis and Moshe Peretz.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Producer Reshet has hyped the show to the hilt, thanks to a steamy promotional clip launched last month featuring Refaeli and Cowell discussing the show, replete with plenty of playful sexual innuendo.

Refaeli introduced the mentors to Cowell, calling Lider “the clever one,” Maimon “the diamond,” Fortis the “the crazy one” and Peretz “the prince.”

The X Factor Israel joins the other Israeli musical talent reality shows that have already become staples on the airwaves – The Voice and Kochav Nolad (A Star Is Born). The latter, with Peretz jumping ship to The X Factor, and a reformatting including a new name – Kochav Haba (The Next Star) – may indicate that the saturation point for televised musical competitions is being reached. Whether The X Factor Israel will have the X factor to rise to the top of the ratings remains to be seen.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

  • Israel
  • Israel news
  • arts
  • artist
  • Prev Article
    Cowell's cutting edge props up 'X Factor'
    'The X Factor'
    Singer Rihanna performs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California April 8, 2013
    Rihanna, perhaps the real mayor of Tel Aviv, entertains but doesn't sing
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Sarah Silverman
    26 August 2014
    Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

    By JTA

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 5 - 18
      Beer Sheva
      9 - 18
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 6 - 14
      9 - 17
    • 12 - 21
      9 - 19