Street busker brought on stage for Maroon 5’s first Israeli concert after playing outside band’s hotel

The American pop group made their Israeli debut in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park this week


A busker was invited on stage to perform with Maroon 5 on Monday night during the band’s first ever concert in Israel.

Coral Bismuth, a well-known musician in Tel Aviv, was playing on the coastal city’s boardwalk on Saturday, and was spotted by a global superstar.

Unbeknownst to Bismuth, the lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, was watching her performance from his beachfront hotel room and shared videos of her singing with his 14.2 million Instagram followers.

He told the crowd at the concert that when he heard her voice, he "couldn't get enough", adding: "I thought it was so beautiful. I thought it was soulful."

Bismuth and Levine then followed each other on Instagram and she ended up being invited on stage in front of the 60,000-strong crowd for Maroon 5’s first ever performance in Israel, Ynet news reports.

Video posted online show Bismuth and Levine singing the band’s hit song “Sunday Morning”, which was described by one concert attendee as a “beautiful duet”.

Speaking to NBC News, Bismuth said: "It was so crazy. It was an an amazing experience and I'm just so thankful about it.

"I was just playing on the street in exactly the same spot, and then it happened. I just have to say thank you to the universe for bringing me such a present."

Levine spoke of his impressions of Israel during the show, telling the sell-out crowd: “We've never been to Tel Aviv, we've never been to Israel before, and I have to tell you guys; this place is incredible."

The band had resisted calls from the BDS movement to cancel their performances in Israel and boycott the country after Monday night’s show sold out.

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