Video: Hallelujah contestants gear up for final

Watch audition tapes of 14 global Jewish song contest finalists from around the world.

August 16, 2012 15:38
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Contest Finalists Visit Israel

Hallelujah Global Jewish Singing Contest. (photo credit: Hadas Parush)

It's been a grueling few weeks for the young Jews from around the world taking part in the Hallelujah global Jewish singing contest.

Last Thursday the second semi final took place in Migdal Haemek and the judges announced who would be moving on to the final. The judges were so impressed with the talent this year that they decided to put 14 singers through instead of the planned 12.

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The final will take place at Ramat HaSharon's Tennis stadium on Saturday evening. will be broadcasting the show live from 8:45 p.m.

Organizers are encouraging fans to get involved and follow their favorite candidates by voting for them and "Liking" their Facebook page. The candidate with the most votes will win the Prize for Hallelujah 2012 Audience Favorite.

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Check out the audition tapes of the 14 singers who made it through to the final.

Brent Michelle Goodman, 27, USA

Yana Bakhtieva, 19, Uzbekistan

Dov Hoschander, 29, USA

Lara Labuticheva, 21, Russia

Mariia Skaballanovych, 21, Ukraine

Elliot Freeman, 23, Australia

Ashira Hamilton, 28, USA

Mikhail Mostov, 26, Russia

Alla Titievskaya, 24, Russia

Courtney Simmons, 23, USA

Evan Malach, 27, Canada

Polina Zizak, 23, Russia    

Elinor  Benhamo, 20, USA

Alex Dashefsky, 27, Canada

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