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Spielberg’s Niece Auditions for ‘The Voice Israel’

Aspiring singer Jessica Katz, 25, moved to Israel from the U.S. in 2011

Isabel Fattal
June 06, 2014
Jessica Katz. (The Voice Israel)
Jessica Katz. (The Voice Israel)

Does talent run in the family? Steven Spielberg’s niece, auditioning for the Israeli version of reality singing competition The Voice next week, has set out to prove that it does. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica “Jessy” Katz, the 25-year-old daughter of Spielberg’s sister and Playmount Productions President Nancy Spielberg-Katz, will be a contestant on the show’s third season, which premieres in Israel on Sunday, June 8.

Katz made aliyah to Israel three years ago after graduating from the University of Maryland. She sings in local Tel Aviv bars, performing solo and with her band, Jessica Rabbit & the Blues Bunnies—a nod to the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, produced by her uncle.

Here’s Katz’s blind audition:

Isabel Fattal, a former intern at Tablet Magazine, attends Wesleyan University.