‘American Idol’ in the IDF: Former contestant makes aliya

A former contestant on the hit reality television singing competition American Idol is coming to Israel to join the IDF, Channel 10 reported Wednesday.

Bret Loewenstern became a contestant on the show’s 10th season at the age of 16 and advanced to the latter stages of the contest. He was eventually voted off after making it to the top 24 in the competition.

Now, six years later, the Boca Raton, Florida native is sojourning to the Holy Land in order to join the ranks of the IDF and reacquaint himself with family he has residing in Haifa and Beit Shemesh.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/American-Idol-in-the-IDF-Former-contestant-makes-aliya-445238

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