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shira gavrielov

NY, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

NY, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter

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"Israeli impresses 'American Idol' judges"

"American Idol" returned for Season 12 this week and the judges kicked-off the season in fine style in New York City, where there was definitely a bit of Hebrew love going on between one contestant and judge Mariah Carey.

Israeli-born Shira Gavrielov, a contestant who’s already had a No. 1 hit back in the Jewish state before moving to the United States, performed a great rendition of “Valerie” by the late Jewish singer Amy Winehouse.

During the Israeli’s audition, Carey, who is in her first season as a judge on "American Idol," greeted Gavrielov with a lovely “shalom” and later described her singing as “sababa,” the Hebrew word for “cool."

“I hear you are from Israel, so shalom,” Carey said to Gavrielov, who was introduced on the show as an Israeli expat living in Brooklyn. Then, surprising her fellow judges, Carey wished Gavrielov a warm and sincere “Shana Tova,” or happy new year.

Of course, we must presume that Carey was referring to the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashana when she made her comment since the segment was filmed back in September, not long after Rosh Hashana took place, and way before January 1, 2013.

And, it looks like the Hebrew might continue to fly back and forth for a while at least, as Gavrielov impressed all four judges enough that she was sent through, and is on her way to the next round in Hollywood.

“I just want to say that I love you,” fellow judge Nicki Minaj told Gavrielov, calling her a “superstar.”

After getting the news from the judges, Gavrielov made a beeline for the nearest telephone, where she immediately shared the news with her father, singer Miki Gavrielov.

“Aba?” she asked. Then, switching to English, she smiled and said, “I’m going to Hollywood!” - David Shear


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After being chosen by many Israeli radio stations as #1 on the charts. the young and very
talented Shira Gavrielov is ready to take over the rest of the world.
Shira was born in the spring of 1989 and has established herself as one of the music
elites in Israel. Shira's father introduced her to music, being part of the Israeli
musical existence himself, but it didnt take long for her to start her own musical
journey.
Wanting to learn as much as she could, Shira got accepted into Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
all the while studying classical ballet and jazz in The Alma Frankfurt Dance School. But
what really set her apart was her voice.
At 15 she used that voice for the first time on a song entitled "Boy and Girl" (Naar ve
Naara) that charted well enough to garner interest from major Israeli record label, NMC
Israel. But wanting to keep on her own musical journey she decided to record her debut
record on her own terms. But not before expanding her musical knowledge even more.
At 17, she started attending the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, a branch
school of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she was one of the youngest
students ever to be accepted. Shortly after, Shira released "Haboker Ya'ir," from her
debut self-titled album. Shira had another taste of the spotlight, and decided she didnt
want her journey to end there.
On top of the musical success, Shira was offered to be the first artist signed and
sponsored by the mobile company, Cellcom. Shira was also chosen by fashion company, Pascha
Studios and Cala to be their spokesperson.
Her last record Clear Vision (including the cover of Gnarls Barleys "Crazy") was produced
by top British producers Tom Nichols and Tim Baxter. Her cover became a huge hit in Israel
and abroad. The follow up, "Don't Just Walk on By," which she wrote, gives her fans an
even more intimate look into this prolific artists journey.
Shira wrote a song for Mira Awad last album which was released by Sony Spain.
Shira's CD was chosen to be in the top 200 albums of the year in collage radio stations in
the USA for 2011.
Performed at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 2012 with "Masss" (a Dubstep
group).
Shira was recently on the reality show American Idol and got as far as Hollywood week, she
is the first Israeli to get as far.
Nowadays, Shira wrote a soundtrack and theme song for the movie ADAM (an israeli movie
writing by Segev Green) that won the NYCIFF (film festival) for the best drama film,
released a new song to the Israeli radio stations and now recording a theme song for
Cinema City and Reshet major project for increasing awareness of male rape victims to come
out and talk about theyre cases. On April she flew back to New York for her next tour in
NJ and LA.

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