Turkish girl wins Israeli singing contest
ISTANBULTurkish-origin Israeli citizen Sapir Saban won the Israeli version of the singing contest “Voice 2017” with a Turkish song in the finals on March 18.
Saban, who gained many fans in her previous performances in the contest, was on stage in the finals, performing the well-known Turkish song “Haydi Söyle” (Say It), composed in 1994 by Turkish singer İbrahim Tatlıses, nicknamed “the emperor” in Turkey.
Saban’s performance was received well by jury members and viewers, and ultimately won Saban the competition broadcast on Israeli Channel 2.
Among the jury members of the contest were Turkish-origin Slomi Shabat, Aviv Gefen, Avraham Tal and Miri Mesika.