By Rosa Doherty - February 7, 2018
Originally appeared here in theJC.com
An Ethiopian teenager, who wowed audiences with her version of Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” has won X-Factor Israel.
Eden Alene, 17, from Jerusalem, overcame a difficult childhood to enter the competition and win a recording contract.
The singer’s parents divorced when she was two and she was brought up by her single, Orthodox Jewish mother.
During the competition she talked about being ashamed of her origins, but as she grew up, she said she became proud to be Ethiopian.
A video of Alene’s audition went viral in October.
As part of the performance the aspiring singer explained why promoting coexistence was important to her. Read More