Miri Mesika
Photo: Yaniv Edry
Miri Mesika records song in Chinese
Israeli singer chosen to sing duet with famous Chinese performer on Beijing Television gala
Israeli singer Miri Mesika has been chosen to sing a duet in Chinese with a famous Chinese singer during Beijing Television's prestigious gala, which will be broadcast on the Chinese New Year's Eve and is expected to be viewed by 100 million people across China.


The annual gala program of Beijing Television (BTV), which was recorded in the Chinese capital last weekend, includes Mesika's performance, remarks by Israel's Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai and a short clip about Israel.


The gala is BTV's most popular televised event on the Chinese New Year's Eve. It is watched annually by more than 100 million viewers on television, the Internet and satellite channels.


The show was recorded in front of an audience of 1,000 people.


"Miri's song and the Israeli connection created a moving effect, which we hope will be relayed to the millions watching the broadcast on February 11," said Ran Peleg of the Israeli Embassy in China.



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