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February 15, 2013 11:37 am

Israeli Kicked Off American Idol, Asks for Explanation (VIDEO)

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Israeli musician Shira Gavrielov was kicked off American Idol after a group performance of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” was poorly received by the judges. But she didn’t leave silently.

Gavrielov returned to the stage, saying, “I wanted to ask for an explanation, I feel like I’ve done a good job, and I would love you guys to give me another chance.” Randy Jackson responded negatively: “Here’s the deal though, just based on your performance, and that is what this is about, you singing, it just wasn’t great today. You may think that you were incredible, but the four of us collectively did not feel that.”

Gavrielov’s start on the show was covered by The Algemeiner earlier this year. She has already had a solo album in Israel and is the daughter of noted veteran singer-songwriter Miki Gavrielov.

Watch a video of the episode below.

Gavrielov, who received the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood, has already had a solo album in Israel. She is the daughter of noted veteran singer-songwriter Miki Gavrielov and local talent agent Michal Gavrielov.

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  • American Idol is the McDonald’s of music. Poor taste, bad music, no vision and a very mediocre cruel fool leading it named Simon Cowell. Why are the middle class so inane as not to see how Mr. Cowell manipulates our very existence with cheap fodder. Beyond me.

  • leah Ivgy

    To American Idols, m’y opinion is to give thé participant another chance; knowing she might havé not felt good that day, so give her anoyher try. Leah Ivgy

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea why you posted this. This girl is a spoiled child that can’t take no for an answer. She is an embarrassment.

  • Max Elstein Keisler

    Oh I definitely heard the pitch issues as well.

  • sensei2004

    It sounds like the writer of this article implies that some discrimination occurred, and in my view that’s not the case. She did not look good and her movements were also bad…

    • Max Elstein Keisler

      I would agree with that.

  • Jill Skriver

    I’ve judged singing competitions before, and as badly as I wanted Shira to go on, she was really off tune. I have perfect pitch, so I know what I’m talking about!

  • S

    She did not do that well! just because she is decended from singer doesnt give her any rights or talent in the genes.