Harel Skaat (Hebrew: הראל סקעת) is an Israeli singer. In 2004, he was the runner-up of the second season of Kokhav Nolad ("A Star is Born"). He represented Israel in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Milim" (English: "Words"). Skaat has recorded a range of popular music from romantic ballads to upbeat songs with rock undertones. ...show more
Harel Skaat (Hebrew: הראל סקעת) is an Israeli singer. In 2004, he was the runner-up of the second season of Kokhav Nolad ("A Star is Born"). He represented Israel in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Milim" (English: "Words"). Skaat has recorded a range of popular music from romantic ballads to upbeat songs with rock undertones.
Widely praised for his vocal ability, his singing has been described as unique: strong and clear, and often with a deep emotional quality. Biography Harel Skaat was born on August 8, 1981, in Kfar Sava, Israel to a Yemenite and Iraqi Jewish family. Skaat's singing talents garnered attention from an early age. When he was 6 he won a children's singing competition and later appeared in an episode of a popular Israeli television show called Parpar Nehmad.
In an interview with esctoday, Skaat said that he was taught how to sing by the Yemenite side of his family--his father, grandfather, and grandmother. After serving a mandatory stint in the Israel Defense Forces, he attended Beit Zvi, a college specializing in the performing arts. Kokhav Nolad In 2004, Skaat entered Kokhav Nolad, a televised singing competition based on Pop Idol. Skaat quickly emerged as the favorite, consistently receiving praise for his performances from the show's judges. ...show less
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