Colombo Telegraph

Mohammed Assaf: From Underdog To Idol

On the eve of the summer solstice, Arab satellite mega-station MBC broadcast the finale of the second season of Arab Idol.  For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon known as Arab Idol, it is basically the Pan-Arab version of American Idol, complete with cheesy cover songs, a star-studded judges’ table, and dreams coming true or being broken by viewers’ voting. This season’s finale, broadcast live from Beirut, was a nail-biter, even though there was a clear favorite from day one, Mohammed Assaf. 

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