Jan 13, 2010
Jewish Star: Yermi Udkoff

A Jewish Star singing competition previews its contestants: Yermi Udkoff of Agoura Hills, CA, sings 'Anim Zmiros.'

Contender:

Yermi Udkoff, 22, single.


Residence:
Agoura Hills, California

Occupation:
Bochur

Musical Aspirations:

I always loved singing. It makes me spiritually connected, and transcend the mundane world. I particularly enjoy being a Chazan and have been conducting high holiday services for over 4 years.

Many people have told me that they are spiritually inspired and feel connected to Shemayim when they hear me sing. It is said, "words from the heart go to the heart," and I've found that a voice from the heart goes to the heart.

Reality Check:

I have never had the time or means to make a music studio recording or to try to get into the music business. As I have just finished Semicha, it seems like this is an opportune time to start.

Favorite Singer:
Yaakov Motzen.

Favorite Song:

I don't really have a favorite. Though anything of the cantorial genre always puts me in a good mood.

A Jewish Star:
I really appreciate the opportunity to participate in this event, as it allows me, and the other venerable participants, to get exposure in a Jewish setting for a meaningful and humanitarian cause.



How did you like this audition? vote today (Please note: auditions should be judged on the quality of the voice, not the video production)

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1
wow
nice voice
(1/13/2010 2:06:59 PM)
2
la fanss
yay gr8 job!!!!!!!!!!!!
(1/13/2010 2:09:25 PM)
3
VERY NICE VOICE!!!
(1/13/2010 2:39:31 PM)
4
wow
amazing range... i am duly impressed. control is also wonderful. a real pleasure to listen to
(1/13/2010 2:48:51 PM)
5
amazng
didnt comment on any of the other ones but had to on this this is unbelievable! wow
(1/13/2010 3:03:31 PM)
6
beautiful!!!
pleasant and powerful voice!!
(1/13/2010 3:16:30 PM)
7
look at the difference
One of the things that this singer differs from MOST of the others is that others used (Goyishe) theatrics and nice videos to enhance their performance and is not indicative of their own capabilities. This guy is really powerful in range and hartzig in voice. This is a search for a Jewish star! BTW, who is Yudoff and where from?
(1/13/2010 3:31:31 PM)
8
leibel
really nice, prob one of the best ones so far! keep it up - u'll go far man!
(1/13/2010 3:36:54 PM)
9
Wow!!!
This is amazing! The real stuff. Really hope he wins!
(1/13/2010 4:11:51 PM)
10
inspiring
def belong in a concert called soul to soul!
(1/13/2010 4:21:16 PM)
11
Very nice!
Keep on singing!
(1/13/2010 4:33:47 PM)
12
well done!
only in CA!
(1/13/2010 4:37:21 PM)
13
AGREE WITH #12
CALI IS SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(1/13/2010 5:15:21 PM)
14
NOW we're talking
finally something to right about. This guy really has it and nobody of before comes to his pyates. he should go from strengh to strength and i'm sure Avremel will pick him as the winner.
(1/13/2010 5:21:06 PM)
15
YG bochur
vchol mi......
(1/13/2010 5:38:58 PM)
16
Your friend in new york
Go yermie. We are so proud of you. You are not only talented but the nicest guy around. Rachel must be a very proud sister. Ranon and rivkah - much much nachas from yermie and from rachel and yoni as well. What a wonderful family.
(1/13/2010 5:39:14 PM)
17
to #7
his name is yermi yudkoff
and he lives in agoura hills california
(1/13/2010 8:03:29 PM)
18
AMAZING !!
This is a JEWISH star !!! Strong, pure acapella voice, amazing vocal range- without background set, music, or studios. A WINNER !!
(1/13/2010 8:26:43 PM)
19
WOW!!
Very impressive!! The lack of background noise really shows this guys power!! He better get chosen as one of the three!
(1/13/2010 8:42:07 PM)
20
THE REAL THING !!
They have to pick him for sure!! A beautiful, compelling voice, singing JEWISH music, without studio "botox" to pump up the voice or visuals. A REAL JEWISH STAR!!
(1/13/2010 8:45:55 PM)
21
THE REAL THING !!
They have to pick him for sure!! A beautiful, compelling, "soul-to-soul" voice!
(1/13/2010 8:57:49 PM)
22
GO JEREMEY!!!
WOOHOOO
(1/13/2010 8:58:59 PM)
23
WE GOT A WINNER!!!
THIS IS THE PIZZA MAN AND I THINK THE ONE IS THE BEST ONE NOW B.S. MADE A COOL VIDEO BUT THIS ONE IS BY FAR THE BEST ONE EVER!!!!!!!!!

(BTW THE PIZZA MAN WILL BE HOME FOR PASACH)
(1/13/2010 9:02:34 PM)
24
nice
that was awesome, im not even sure if u faked it or not!
(1/13/2010 9:41:56 PM)
25
Awsome!!!!!!!! :-)
i have bin his classmate and a good friend in yeshiva!!
and have never heard him sing that well!!! :-)

i must say this is some1 with a REAL voice and NO computer effects... (like most others...)

YIRMI ur Awsome!!!!!!! :-)

U WILL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) ;-)
(1/13/2010 9:58:56 PM)
26
melbourne, aus.
mate you're brilliant!!
really proud here in aus, the second u started i was captivated. u have my vote.
(1/13/2010 10:30:13 PM)
27
Wow!
I really like this one!!! I voted 5!!!!
(1/13/2010 10:48:55 PM)
28
FROM AUSTRALIA
great singin and chazonus!
keep it up!
(1/13/2010 10:51:27 PM)
29
WOW!!!
The Kol Nidrei transported me back to Yom kIppur. wonderfull. keep it up!
(1/13/2010 11:30:41 PM)
30
He's got it!
UNBELIEVABLE!!! THIS IS THE WINNER!!!!
(1/14/2010 1:13:31 AM)
31
Chabad of shelomi
I think we have are winner.
(1/14/2010 1:42:02 AM)
32
AWESOME!!!
You're definitely going to the top!
(1/14/2010 2:38:53 AM)
33
wow
great!!!! just great
(1/14/2010 4:13:11 AM)
34
moshe F
Amazing. Next year at the hotel!!!
(1/14/2010 5:11:15 AM)
35
look no further
in my professional opinion this is the only entry worthy of winning. the others were nice but pale in comparison. ladies and gentlemen we have ourselves a winner. go yermie, go udkoffs, go california. and yes, i do miss the weather!!!! thanks for looking after my mom.
(1/14/2010 5:18:10 AM)
36
excellent
beautiful job. like how you turned it from major to minor, and nice trills. keep singing. lot of potential!
(1/14/2010 5:25:42 AM)
37
Riippa mate!!!!
Love it! I agree with all that was said above keep it up rock the house. Looking forward to hearing it live sometime soon. keep given your family and friends Nachas!!!!!
(1/14/2010 5:46:28 AM)
38
cali girl
cali really rox the house!!!!!!
(1/14/2010 5:52:14 AM)
39
A CH
Wow! Lots of talent! Keep it up, you'll go far!
(1/14/2010 7:20:46 AM)
40
Ami Gez
Wow! I'm quite impressed! Jeremie, I didn't know you had such a singing talent all these years! :) Good luck!
(1/14/2010 7:29:19 AM)
41
Nice
Nice voice
(1/14/2010 7:35:30 AM)
42
Jay Orchard - Miami Beach
Terrific voice - How do I sign him up for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur?
(1/14/2010 8:55:36 AM)
43
great!!
Awesome job,
(1/14/2010 9:07:06 AM)
44
Rugrat
Amazing voice! very impressive! And YES CALI DOES ROCK!!!!
(1/14/2010 9:56:27 AM)
45
Very impressive!
I know Yermie was a singer, among other talents, but am really impressed by his voice and chazonus skills,
(1/14/2010 9:58:02 AM)
46
heartzik
Yirmy has an amazing hearttsik voice. I've heard him be Chazan in Chabad of Agoura Hills. He stirs the soul. I listened to all the "stars". He is way above the rest!
(1/14/2010 10:30:26 AM)
47
WOW
This young man has a beautiful voice very talented and really heartfelt singing. He has an outstanding voice--wonderful to listen to--Hope he is recognized for having such a gift
(1/14/2010 11:08:35 AM)
48
The BEST!!!!
Amazing Voice!!!!
Great Chazzanus!!!!!

Already WON!!!!!!!! :-)
(1/14/2010 11:17:20 AM)
49
WOW!
This is my second time listening to this. Yermy's voice is so smooth, so real and moving. The words really resonate from his heart! WHat talent!!!
(1/14/2010 12:56:16 PM)
50
AMAZING!
really good
hope to here more soon!!!!!!!!!!
(1/14/2010 12:58:06 PM)
51
winner!!
unreal!!!
(1/14/2010 12:59:21 PM)
52
Wow!
(1/14/2010 1:18:25 PM)
53
My mom's in love.
I showed this video to my mom and she wont stop insisting that I find and marry this man with the beautiful soulful voice.
(1/14/2010 1:34:25 PM)
54
Re: Mom In Love
Your mom's right!!! What a voice! What a soul! What a catch!!
(1/14/2010 2:30:47 PM)
55
amazing
That was amazing
(1/14/2010 3:22:40 PM)
56
amazing
realy touching
(1/14/2010 3:39:40 PM)
57
A Star is Born (Jewish star, that is)
Such a voice--reaches to the depths of the soul. And all this without the Hollywood-ishe gimmicks. Just pure talent.
Yermi is the best!!!--
ranspach@umich.edu
(1/14/2010 5:23:54 PM)
58
A Jewish Star
a beautiful singing voice!
(1/14/2010 5:31:11 PM)
59
Touching
Hearing your voice without any music is moving and touches the soul.
(1/14/2010 6:16:42 PM)
60
A Jewish Star with Soul
What a terrific chazan! Yermi is truly blessed with a rich, beautiful, and soulful voice!
(1/14/2010 7:01:58 PM)
61
A talented young man
Follow your dream. Very nice
(1/14/2010 7:06:07 PM)
62
anonymous
amazing!!!
(1/15/2010 7:34:31 AM)
63
Samy
Awesomeness
(1/15/2010 10:47:24 AM)
64
Zalman Procel
Absolutely amazing good on you Hatzlocho Rabo with the competition
(1/15/2010 11:19:37 PM)
65
What a voice!
Outstanding voice--range, pitch, depth. Given the unprofessional recording, I was blown away by your voice. The emotion you brought, was inspiring. Outstanding!!
(1/16/2010 4:13:04 PM)
66
Shloimie Henenberg
Good stuff yirmi, u have an awesome voice, much hatzlocho with winning!
(1/16/2010 4:35:13 PM)
67
Excellent!
and a very nice and claming backgorund!
(1/17/2010 5:47:52 AM)
68
a "HOLLYWOOD" STAR!!!!!!! :-) ;-)
from the "RED CARPET"........
2 the "OSCAR's....:)
2 Best "VOICE"....:-)
we have More than just a "jewish star"!!
we have a "WINNER"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) ;-)
(1/17/2010 11:08:57 AM)
69
Beth Wharton Milford, M.P.H., M.D.
Dear Yermi: I am delighted to hear your masterful performance! Your intonation, rhythm, phrasing & timbre are combined well to create a satisfying & ear-pleasing presentation! Keep up the good work!
(1/17/2010 1:22:57 PM)
70
Truly impressed!!!
amazing job!!!!!!!
(1/17/2010 1:46:34 PM)
71
amazing!!!!
the best voice on the planet
(1/17/2010 7:20:22 PM)
72
yanky doodle
great voice
(1/17/2010 7:20:57 PM)
73
velvel
i think theres a winner!!!
(1/18/2010 6:39:50 AM)
74
velvel
i think theres a winner!!!
(1/18/2010 6:40:28 AM)
75
Max
Excellent Job!
(1/18/2010 1:46:20 PM)
76
Sis
Wow! Yermi, you are absolutely AMAZINGGGGG!! i miss hearing you at home!! your voice always gives me chills, but i just have to say... This is absolutely NOTHING compared to how you sound in person!!
The one thing Eretz Yisrael was missing on Yom Kippur was your Kol Nidre- once you hear your chazzanos, you cant go back, because everything else just feels like its lacking something... and i know this sounds corny, but its true- your voice has a spiritual edge to it that i have never heard anywhere else... ok enough of my ego boost, you should know that every word of it is true.. love you big bro! Good luck! you deserve to win!!

Ps. I'm tooootally Sheppin Nachas here in Tzfat!!!!!
(1/19/2010 5:24:52 AM)
77
AWESOME!!
AGREE WITH SIS- #76- "Once you hear your chazzanos, you cant go back, because everything else just feels like its lacking something." Hope to hear you in person- you are AWESOME!!
(1/19/2010 1:20:51 PM)
78
CALI ROCKS!!
WOW!!! People want to hear more of this guy - concerts, Yom Kippur and even a Shidduch!!! The looks, the mesmerizing, soulful voice - real STAR QUALITY!!!
(1/19/2010 1:51:12 PM)
79
AMAZING
What a beautiful, heartfelt voice! A real talent, and without any slick video & sound stuff to distract or compensate! Definitely a WINNER, going to the TOP! (A Shidduch?!? Shows how captivating he is!!)
(1/19/2010 2:51:18 PM)
80
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!
When's he making a CD!!??!
(1/19/2010 3:19:26 PM)
81
AWESOME!!
Definitely the WINNER!! - Gorgeous, soulful voice, captivating presence, and VERY nice looking - my mom would say the same as #53's mom!!! :-) ;-)
(1/19/2010 4:02:53 PM)
82
WOW!!!
YERMI'S AMAZING !!! AND CALI ROCKS !!!
(1/19/2010 5:05:06 PM)
83
FANTASTIC
WOW!! Definitely 5 STARS!!
(1/19/2010 5:33:43 PM)
84
IMPRESSIVE!!
The best!! Hope he wins!!
(1/19/2010 5:40:28 PM)
85
Great Job!!
Yermi, you are very talented and are a pleasure to listen to. May you have much hatzlocho, you will go far in your singing career!!
(1/19/2010 5:42:22 PM)
86
AMAZING !!
Yermi, you are so very talented! I love listening over and over to this!!
(1/22/2010 12:51:08 PM)
87
THE BEST
He is the best!! Talented, good looking, mesmerizing-(no wonder there are offers for jobs and marriage!!) You have to choose him !!
(1/22/2010 12:56:18 PM)
88
STANDS OUT
Yermi has talent, no gimmicks - He stands out, which is star quality- others are good, but i get them mixed up because they're just new versions of the same old.
(1/24/2010 9:43:30 AM)
89
A STAR HAS APPEAL QUALITY
Agree with #88, Yermi really stands out!!
(1/24/2010 10:54:40 AM)
90
IMHO
in my humble opinion, Yermi has what it takes to be a cut above the rest- besides his amazing voice & range. He is attractive & mesmerizing, that is what makes a star, people want more. The rest are good, but I don't remember who's who & many are mbd or rap wanna-bees.
(1/24/2010 11:31:40 AM)
91
HE'S GOT STYLE
Yermi's got an amazing, memorable voice, and lots of style. True star quality.
(1/24/2010 11:37:15 AM)
92
IMHO
In my humble opinion, Yermi has star qualities- besides the good voice, he has good looks and appeal. He's cool and eidle at the same time.
(1/24/2010 12:21:46 PM)
93
WOW!!!
Yermi is amazing!! He's got my vote, he deserves to win!
(1/24/2010 1:21:03 PM)
94
TERRIFIC!!
Hope you win!!
(1/24/2010 1:28:39 PM)
95
Absolutely THE BEST!!
Class, style, looks - packaged with an amazing, pure voice without studio effects - THE REAL JEWISH STAR!!
(1/24/2010 1:39:43 PM)
96
Outstanding
What a beautiful voice!! It's particularly special that there are no studio props or music to pump the voice up. Just pure and engaging.
(1/24/2010 1:59:04 PM)
97
AMAZING!
AMAZZZZZZZINGGGG
YOU TOTALY SHOULD WINNNN
(1/28/2010 12:25:03 PM)
98
whoohoo!!!
ur awesome!!!!
(5/28/2010 5:23:34 PM)
99
YERMI SINGS FOR ROSH HASHANAH
I just found out that Yermi will be the chazzan for Rosh Hashanah for Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura hIlls, California- This will be at the Hyatt Hotel in Westlake Village, Ca. It should be aweesome!! Everyone should come!
(8/27/2010 9:12:53 AM)
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