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Israeli Queen

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-02-27

Hadar Manor

Hadar Manor

An Israeli musician has been crowned Queen of the Underground by winning a competition to find the best busker in London.

Hadar Manor, who has been based in London for five years, won 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 to have won the contest and for people voting for her.

"It's been a mad journey, but it was well worth it, if only for all the support and love I received from people all over the world," she said.

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.