As a showstopping vocalist, clever lyricist, dynamic dancer, and scene-stealing actress, Israeli pop superstar Noa Kirel presents a different kind of story for popular music and culture.
Cited by The Hollywood Reporter as “Israel’s biggest pop star,” she has emerged as an influential and inspirational force. Growing up in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Noa was born with one kidney, developing a will to endure at a young age. The youngest of three kids, she gravitated towards dance at just three-years-old, taking classes and studying the artform.
Organically, she sang and penned music of her own inspired by multi-hyphenates such as Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez. At 14-years-old, she unveiled her debut single “Medabrim” (“Talking”) and exploded as a phenomenon in Israel. Successive Hebrew-language smashes followed such as “Million Dollar, “Pouch,” “BLING BLING,” and more.
In 2018, in between picking up the MTV EMA in the category of “Best Israeli Act” four consecutive years in a row, she joined the panel on Israel’s Got Talent as the youngest judge in the show’s worldwide history.
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Like most Israeli 18-year-olds, Noa enlisted in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) in 2020 and by the end of the year, she impressively landed a deal with Atlantic Records as well as a feature film produced by Picturestart. At the same time, she grew her brand across the board as the face of Samsung, Fila, Mac, and Keff in Israel. Now at just 20-years-old, she is expanding her vision yet again with her first-ever English-language singles “Please Don’t Suck” and “Bad Little Thing” plus more new music on the way.
“I’m so excited and honored to be performing at Miss Universe. By believing in themselves and fearlessly chasing their dreams, these women from around the world live and breathe the values of the Miss Universe Organization, and I can’t wait to share this celebratory moment with all of them on this incredible global stage.” said Kirel.