Singers sought for Israeli contest

The Hallelujah Global Jewish Singing Contest, a competition for Jews ages 18 to 30, is on the prowl for Israel’s next best singing sensation.

One hundred applicants will be chosen based on video submissions, and semifinalists will travel to Israel in July, where a team of 12 finalists will be selected to participate in a nationally televised “American Idol”-style live competition. The winner will receive a cash prize, offers for career advancement and the chance to perform in front of Jewish communities around the world. The winner will also get to record a song, to be released to radio stations in Israel.

The competition is a project of the Meitar Association, an Israeli nonprofit focused on creating connections between Israel and the diaspora through music. Submissions are due by April 30. For more information or to register visit