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Roni Daloomi

Background information
Born September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) (age 18)
Origin Omer, Israel
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, Actress
Years active 2009-present (music)

Roni Daloomi (Hebrew: רוני דלומי‎, born September 15, 1991) is an Israeli singer. She was born in Omer, Israel. She won the final of Kokhav Nolad 7 contest on August 30, 2009, despite getting some harsh reviews from the judges all throughout the season.[1]

Daloomi started singing when she was 12 years old, after 7 years of dancing at the Bat-Dor Dance Company in Be'er Sheva. She was crowned by Southern Israel media the promising star of the South. As she recalls, when she had told her family that she wanted to become a singer they felt bad for her because they did not know she could even hold a tune.[2]

She entered competitions in Israel and abroad, getting first place every time, and participated in "Shir Nolad", a children's song festival, in 2006.

Daloomi is currently working on her debut single with Kokhav Nolad 6's winner Israel Bar-On and will star in a sitcom partially based on Hanna Montana. The series which will be called "The Roni Daloomi Show" is produced by Kokhav Nolad producers and Daloomi will play herself.[3]

Kokhav Nolad 7

Daloomi auditioned for Kokhav Nolad 7 in Be'er Sheva, after the production looked her out and asked her to audition. At her first filmed audition she had told the judges she wasn't sure she could handle the pressure of being on TV and that her mother doesn't approve of her participating at all. The show's director called her the "flower girl from the Negev" and she quickly stood out with her silk voice, curls, her big blue eyes and mostly her smile. Quickly, though, her confidence was shattered as the judges placed her at the bottom of their ranking table every week. A judge who she had a problematic relationship with was Gal Uchovsky[4] who ranked her last almost every week and all but constantly gave her harsh reviews.[5] Despite their ranking, the judges shockingly watched as Daloomi was saved by the audience every time and made it to the final in Eilat where she won the competition with 61% of the votes (after being ranked last by the judges once again). Her victory came as a surprise to many as she had no media coverage as her competitors and being the judges' obvious least favorite contestant. Daloomi is the youngest winner of the show to date, being only 17 years old at the time, and the first female to win since first season's winner Ninet Tayeb.

In one of the late stages of the competition Daloomi was nicknamed "Tifrakhat Ha'Daloomi" ("The Inflorescence of The Daloomi") by judge Dana international[6], as a way to describe her improvement during the competition. This nickname is commonly used by the media as a reference to Daloomi herself, or to curls like hers.[7]


Audition Number Original Performer Additional Information
First Solo Audition "Shir Le'lo Shem" (A Song Without A Name) Yehudit Ravitz
Second Audition "Hak'hnisini" (Put Me) Rita A capella audition
Third Audition "Kol Ma She'Nishar" (Everything That's Left) Boten Matok Ba'Kirkas Duet audition
Fourth Audition "Haish Ha'hu" (That Man) Yehudit Ravitz and Ahuva Ozery Final audition.

Performances during the competition:

Week Number Original Performer Additional Information
First Week (June 28) "Tiftach Halon" (Open a window) Rita (Israeli singer)
Second Week (July 5) "Hak'hayim Yafim" (Life Is Beautiful) Achinoam Nini Ranked last by the judges, saved by the audience.
Third Week (July 12) "Tzliley Hasheket" (The Sound Of Silence) Ha'parvarim (org. version Simon and Garfunkel) Duet with Or Kolenberg. Ranked last by the judges, saved by the audience.
Third Week (July 13) "Halomot Shmurim" (Safe Dreams) Yizhar Cohen Ehud Manor special.
Fourth Week (July 19) "Femme Fatale" Yuval Banai (org. version Velvet Underground) Duet with Mei Finegold.
Fourth Week (July 20) "Matchila Mehatchala" (Starting anew) Mango Ranked last by Gal Uchovsky
Fifth Week (July 26) "Hi" (She) Matti Caspi (org. version Elvis Costello) Duet with Paula Valstein. Ranked Last by the judges. Bottom two.
Fifth Week (July 26) "Ba'a Elechem" (Come to you) Miri Mesika Rescue solo. Ranked last by Gal Uchovsky. Safe.
Fifth week (July 27) "Cada Dia" (Everyday) Idan Raichel's Project Sung entirely in Spanish.
Sixth Week (August 4) "Eifo At Ahavati" (Where are you my love) Shlomi Shabat Ranked last by the judges, saved by the audience.
Sixth Week (August 4) "Keilu Kan" (As if Here/The Fire In Your Eyes) Boaz Mauda
Seventh Week (August 11) "Shetah Hahefker" (Forgotten Land) Gidi Gov Ranked last by Gal Uchovsky
Seventh Week (August 11) "Lo Kal" (Not Easy) Ha'yehudim
Eighth Week (August 18) "VeDavid Yafe Einaim" (And David has beautiful eyes) Yigal Bashan Duet with Mei Finegold
Eighth Week (August 18) "Kama K'haser" (How Missed) Itzik Shamli Duet with Re'em Cohen
Eighth Week (August 18) "Haish Ha'hu" (That Man) Yehudit Ravitz and Ahuva Ozeri Rescue solo. Safe.
Eighth Week (August 19) "Hashir Shelanu" (Our Song) Aviv Geffen
Eighth Week (August 19) "Ve'im Hazman" (And With Time) Aviv Geffen Ranked last by Gal Uchovsky
Ninth Week - Semi Final (August 26) "Motek II" (Honey II) Roni Duani
Ninth Week - Semi Final (August 26) "Biglal Halayla" (Because Of The Night) Chava Alberstein Ranked Last by the judges. Saved by the audience and qualified to the final.
Tenth Week - Final (August 30) "Kichlot Hakol VeHatmuna" (As the voice and the vision have perished) Dani Basan Ranked last by the judges, saved by the audience.
Tenth Week - Final (August 30) "Ani Esh" (I Am Fire) Ran Danker Ranked first by the judges.


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