Miri Mesika is one of Israel's brightest singing stars. Born in Israel and an attendee of the Rimon School for Music and the Sofi Moskovich School of the Arts, she was recently voted as Israel's 2011 Singer of the Year for the third time in her six-year recording career. She has released five albums and a DVD since 2005 and has appeared in numerous theater and film projects. In April 2011, she also became a judge on the mega-popular TV show A Star is Born - Israel's version of American Idol.
In June 2011, Mesika's first single from her fifth album, "Melech (King)," was released and is already a huge hit, garnering frequent airplay on Israeli radio. Her fourth album and DVD, Live and Unplugged at the Zappa Club, featuring her hits from the past three albums, were released in 2010 to critical acclaim. Mesika's third album, Chadshot Tovot, immediately broke all her previous records and went double platinum upon its release. Her second album, Shalom La Emunot (2007), also quickly rose to platinum status, earning her a second national award as Female Singer of the Year. Her debut self-titled album, released in 2005, hit record stores to great acclaim, and her first hit "Le Sham" won the GalGalatz Song of the Year award. Her debut album went platinum after selling over 40,000 copies - an unprecedented achievement in the local music industry that won Mesika her first Singer of the Year award.
Mesika has also taken part in many theater projects, including The Dybuk in Haifa and the film Shalosh Imahot (Three Mothers). In 2009, she also played the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Habima National Theatre. In 2004, she took part in her first national production at the famous Habima Theatre. The production won an award for Musical of the Year.
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