Idan Amedi (born February 19, 1988, Adar 5758) is an Israeli singer-songwriter, musician, composer, songwriter and actor.
Amedi was born and raised in the city of Jerusalem and lived there until the end of his military service.
Amedi specializes in various martial arts, including taekwondo and Thai boxing.
The beginning of Amedi's career as a singer and creator was in an audition for the "A Star is Born" TV show, in which Amedi performed the song "Keev Shel Lohamim" (The pain of being a soldier in combat), which later reached the 70th favorite in the Galgalatz radio top chart.
Amedi is one of the most prominent and respected composers in the music industry in Israel today.
The beginning of Amedi's career as a singer and creator was in an audition for the "A Star is Born" TV Show, in which Amedi performed the original song "Keev Shel Lohamim" (About the pain of being a combat soldier), a song he wrote and composed himself about his experiences as a soldier during his military service in the Combat Engineering Corps. That season Amedi qualified for the finals, and finished second place.
At the end of that season, "A Star is Born" in 2010, the song "Keev Shel Lohamim" was released as Amidi's first single for radio, and topped the charts on the various lists and radio stations in Israel, including the Galgalatz Parade (#1) and the C Network Parade (#1).
On January 23, 2011, the second single from the first album, "Tashlich" was released.
In May 2011, Amedi released the song "Ratz El Haor". This song was also a great success, also topping the charts.
On September 5, his first full album, called "Idan Amedi" was released. Shortly before that, Amadi released another single, "To You", which also topped radio stations and playlists.
Amedi wrote and composed all the songs on the album, the song "Hamihtav Ha'aharon", written and composed based on the letters of Moshe Ohayon as part of the project "We will soon become a song". Amedi arranged most of the songs together with Itamar Meiri and Eitan Raz.
In addition, Amedi wrote a song based on Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau's book "Al Tishlah Yadha El Hanaar" called "Mamshih Litzod" as part of the project "Hakol Od Nishar" (The voice still remains) in collaboration with Network C and the Ministry of Information and Diaspora for Holocaust Remembrance.
The album also includes the song "Keev Shel Lohamim" which won the title of "Song of the Year" in the 2011 annual song charts.
In the same year, Amedi also won the title of "Best New Artist of the Year" in the parade of the C network. The album was released by Aroma Music.
In May 2012, Idan Amedi's debut album reached gold album status, selling over 20,000 copies.
In February 2013, Amedi's second album, "Bazman Ha'aharon", was released. The two singles that preceded the album, "Nigmar" and "Dvarim Yafim Lirot", both topped the charts. Near the release of the album, another single was released, "Mishum Ma".
In this album, Amedi continued in collaboration with the producers of his first album, Itamar Meiri and Eitan Raz.
In August 2013, Amedi's second album, "Bazman Ha'aharon" reached the status of a gold album as well.
The song "Nigmar" won the title of "Song of the Year" in the annual choral parade of the C network for the year 5733, thus completing two titles for Amedi. Amedi also won the title of "Singer of the Year" in this parade.
"Nigmar" is a song written by Amadi during his military service, and tells the mosaic of Israeli society around Operation Cast Lead, in which Amedi participated as a combat commander in the Combat Engineering Corps.
In October 2014, Amedi's debut single ("Kol Zikaron Yashan") was released from his third album, "Ratzinu Lehiyot". The song, written about Idan's memories and past in the Nachlaot neighborhood, the Kurdish neighborhood of his grandparents' house on Eliyahu Salman Street, like the rest of his songs, was written and composed by Amedi and was at the top of the Galgalatz's parade for over a month. The song was dedicated to Amedi's grandfather, who was one of the builders of the city of Jerusalem and died on the day of the remembrance of "Jerusalem Day".
In January 2015, the second single from the album was released, "Menasim", which was also written and composed by Amedi. The song combines poetry in Hebrew and Arabic alike. Three years later, a remake of the song became the theme song of the second season of the TV series Fauda, in which Amedi plays Sagi.
As part of this album, Idan performed a duet with his brother Elad for the song "Ya Ribon Olam".
On May 17 of that year, the album "Ratzinu Lehiyot" was released, which was produced musically by Tom Cohen.
On March 14, 2016, Amedi released the first single from his fourth album, called "Helek Meazman" as the name of the album, which he originally wrote for singer Rita. The song reached the seventh place in the annual Galgalatz parade for the year 2006, and even attained tens of millions of views in the various social media.
Two more singles were released from the album "Helek Meazman" ("Ad Sheyaale Hayom Haba", "Ahshav Kulam Rokdim"), until it was released in January 2017.
In March 2017, about two months after the release of the album "Helek Meazman" won a gold album status on the sale of 20,000 copies.
In January 2018 the album reached platinum album status with over 40,000 copies sold. Amedi went on tour in cultural halls around the country.
The album "Helek Meazman" placed Amedi in the top line of artists in Israel and was in fact the peak of success up to that time. In 2018, he won first place in the "Soldiers' Parade for the 70th Year" by Galgalatz and Walla! NEWS with the song "Keev Shel Lohamim". In the summer of that year he first appeared at the Caesarea Amphitheater.
In January 2019, Amedi released the single "Ma At Margisha" which is the first single for his fifth album expected to be released, and in June he released "Ani Rotze".
By May 2020, Amedi had released "Mapa Leshem" and "Zocher Kimat Akol", additional singles released ahead of the fifth album.
In August 2020, Amedi released the single "Bekarov Yipathu Hashamaim" which he wrote during the Corona period and is an encouraging song for the period, the song was produced by Amedi together with the duo Guy Ve Yahel.
In December 2020, he participated in the musical project "Tzima" and performed the melody "Adon Haslichot" by Georgian Jews, arranged and produced by Naor Carmi.
In February 2021 he released the single "Tistakli Li Baenaim" which he wrote and composed. The adaptation and production was done together with Stav Nachmias. In the video clip, Idan appears alongside Rif Ne'eman and Tomer Makhlouf. The song is recorded alongside sentences in French.
In August 2021, he released the duet "Makom Leshnenu" with the Greek singer Malo, accompanied by a clip shot in Israel and Greece. He did the adaptation together with Stav Nachmias and Shimon Yahya.
In 2017, Amedi joined the cast of the TV drama "Fauda" and began to play the character of Sagi Tzur - a new undercover man who joined the cast.
Amedi plays the character of Sagi in seasons 2 and 3 and will also participate in the fourth season when she comes up.
Amedi also participates in a lead role in the film "The Bar Road" which will hit cinema screens in 2022.
In May 2018, Amedi married his partner Miriam after more than a decade of dating. In December 2019 their first daughter was born.