TEL AVIV -Filipina singer Ezra Liz Joy Ng garnered the highest number of online votes in "The Voice Israel," clinching a slot in the competition's semi-finals. Ng is the youngest semifinalist in the competition.

The 17-year-old paid a courtesy call on Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv on February 14.

"My friends encouraged me to join 'The Voice Israel'," Joy Ng, as she is popularly known in Israel, said.

Since she was a kid, she has been performing in front of a big crowd of Filipino community members. Joy has previous performed in many of the Embassy's activities and is gaining recognition among Israelis for her singing prowess. She is fully supported by the Filipino community in Israel.

Ambassador Imperial commended Joy for making Filipinos in Israel proud and for sharing her talent. He said Ng has become an ambassador of goodwill by helping bring together Filipinos and Israelis and by elevating the image of Filipinos in Israel.

He assured Joy that she has the Embassy's full support, adding that the Embassy is encouraging the Filipino community in Israel to continue supporting her in her pursuit of bagging the title of this year's "The Voice Israel." END

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs