Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Maya Bouskilla

Maya Bouskilla is an Israeli pop singer who was born to a religious Moroccan-Jewish family in Netanya, Israel.

She was discovered by a scout for Helicon Records, one of Israel's best known record companies, who heard her singing in a karaoke bar. In 2004, Maya Bouskilla's debut album, Sold Out Story, sold 20,000 copies in the first three weeks. In February 2005, Maya was voted Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Maya Bouskilla was also named Singer of the Year in 2005 by the Israeli Music Channel.

Maya was a possible choice to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 but she bowed out at the last minute. Maya covered the Greek entry Socrates and the Spanish entry Dime.

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