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Making the final

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-02-19

Hadar Manor

Hadar Manor

An Israeli musician is one of two finalists on a shortlist in a competition to find the best busker in London.

Hadar Manor, who has been based in London for five years, is looking to be crowned the Queen of the Underground which comes with a £5,000 prize as well as an opportunity to perform a gig for radio station Capital 95.8.

The 26-year-old who has a Yemenite and Romanian background is delighted at her opportunity to scoop the prize with final votes being made on Thursday.

"It's a real honour to be get this far and I hope everyone will continue to vote for me," said Hadar. "I love London and performing here."

Over 160 other buskers were nominated but over a period of several weeks, fans of Hadar have been voting in their droves for her.

When not busking, Hadar is gaining a growing following performing with other artists including guesting on the Oi Va Voi album Yuri and taking to the stage at Glastonbury in 2007.

Vote for Hadar at: www.buskear.com