“Organizers of a rowing competition for the disabled in Italy apparently didn’t take into consideration the possibility that the Israeli contender, Moran Samuel, would win the competition, and they forgot to bring the CD with the national anthem, “Hatikvah,” to the awards ceremony. Moran took the microphone from the master of ceremonies and belted a dazzling a cappella rendition of the Israeli national anthem.”
To see the entire video of Samuel singing Hatikvah open this link and scroll down to second clip.
(Update: A friend commented that the original song being played really was a version of Hatikvah, one which I’ve never heard with an extremely long introduction.)
- Israeli para-Athlete Moran Samuel wins gold, saves the day with her own rendition of ‘Hatikvah’ (blogs.jta.org)
- Champion rower can sing, too (timesofisrael.com)