Recent Canadian immigrant Kathleen Reiter won the maiden season of The Voice
Saturday night, beating out Raz Shmueli in the finals.
Reiter grew up with her Israeli-born parents in Quebec, where she learned to
speak English, French and Hebrew. She decided to make aliya on a visit to Israel
last summer, and auditioned for the Channel 2 show’s first season, singing
Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”
The show, based on the successful American series that premiered last year,
features four judges/coaches – Sarit Hadad, Rami Kleinstein, Aviv Geffen and
Reiter chose to work with Hadad, who coached the young
singer to the finals with a mixture of songs in English and Hebrew, and
ultimately to the title of ‘the voice’ of Israel.
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