Sunday, July 10, 2011
IDF Soldiers are celebrities or vice versa?
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Ronnie Dalumi, the winner of season 7 Kochav Nolad, and currently serving in the IDF as a singer in the army entertainment section, handed fresh recruits some tchotchkes.
The Tel HaShomer base enjoyed the tradition of having Kochav nolad winners standing at their base. Every year this tradition takes place to bring some joy and fun to the new recruits. In the past it has been names such as: Esti Ginzburg, Chen Aharoni and Libby Renn.
At the end of their welcome they were of course invited to the Soldier's Welfare Association concert to be held on Tuesday, which will feature big names such as Ninet Tayeb, Hadag Nahash, and yes Roni Dalumi.
Roni Dalumi (Hebrew: רוני דלומי, born September 15, 1991) is an Israeli singer. She won the final of Kokhav Nolad 7 contest in August 2009.
Roni Dalumi was born and raised in Omer, Israel. She started singing at the age of twelve after seven years of dancing with the Bat Dor Dance Company in Beer Sheva. She participated in "Shir Nolad", a children's song festival, in 2006. In April 2010 Dalumi was drafted into in the Israeli Defense Forces as a singer in a military entertainment troupe.
Dalumi released her first single, "Ten" (Give) in April 2010. "Ten" was an Hebrew version to Gloria Estefan's "Hoy", with Hebrew lyrics written by Gilad Segev. The song was nominated for "Song Of The Year." Three months later she released her second single (also a Latin cover): "Ktzat Acheret" (A Little Different), bringing Dalumi nominations for "Singer Of The Year." She won the title on Channel 24 and the children's Channel. "Ten" was voted "Song Of The Year" on th Children's Channel. In November 2010 her third single, critically acclaimed "Kach O' Kach" (Either way), also a cover of Robi Draco Rosa's "Crash Push" (English version of the song "Más y Más"), was released.
Dalumi released her debut album titled "Ktzat Acheret" (A Little Different) on December 20, 2010. The album includes ten songs in the spirit of Latin Music, including two songs which Daloomi co-wrote, and a duet with Colombian singer Marta Gomez to her song "Paula Ausente"(Absent Paula), which came out as a single on February, 2011. The album received generally positive reviews, but was also criticized for consisting mostly covered versions of Latin Pop music from South America. The idea for the cover-concept album of Latin Music came after Daloomi's much praised performance of "Cada Dia" (Everyday), a song originally performed by Marta Gomez in Idan Reichel's Project's third album.
Dalumi released the song "Shilchi Oto" (Send Him Away) in April 2011. The song, written by Binyamin Frank and composed by Ronit Shachar, is from a memorial day project by Galei Tzahal radio station called "Od Me'at Nahafoch Leshir" (Soon We'll Become A Song) that gathers lyrics and poetry by deceased IDF soldiers and have them composed and performed by Israeli artists.
Dalumi took part in the annual children's songs' competition Festigal as Scheherazade with the song "Nigmeru Li Hamilim" (I'm Out Of Words) and won second place.