Boaz Mauda won the title of “Kochav Nolad” (“Israeli Idol”) in the summer of 2007.
He then continued onto the Eurovision song contest, where he came in the top 10.
Shiri Maimon has a similar musician resume from 2005, where she was runner up in “Kochav Nolad” and the same year came in the top 5 of the Eurovision song contest.
This past week, at the MTV’s Europe Music Awards, Shiri Maimon was nominated in the top 3 of Europe’s favourite music acts.
Other recent internationally popular Israeli musicians include Yael Naim and Dana International