An Ethiopian-Israeli teenager who went viral for a performance of pop star Demi Lovato’s song “Stone Cold” won Israel’s “X-Factor 2018.”
Eden Alene, 17, of Jerusalem, an Israel native who was raised by her Orthodox Jewish single mother, began sobbing and hugging her professional mentor Ivri Lider when she was announced the winner of the competition. As the winner of “X-Factor,” she gets a recording contract.
Alene, who received the most votes from the viewing audience, sang “Human” by Christina Perri for her final performance.
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