Where in the world is Ragheb Alama? Fans worried he wouldn’t show for Friday’s Arab Idol
Was the fight with fellow feisty judge Ahlam digging too deep into Ragheb Alama’s skin to the point that he flew the coup and headed to the City of Lights to hide in the Eiffel Tower? This was the question some fans wondered when the superstar tweeted a pic from Paris last week.
Ragheb didn’t let his fans down, and made it to Friday night’s episode of the hit talent show, only for the drama with his female counterpart to continue. It was very obvious that Ragheb and Ahlam were still not on speaking terms, but he and Nancy Ajram were extra chatty and flirty all night long. He described lovely singer as being very feminine.
The show’s Syrian contestants had extra support with their fellow countryman and superstar Qusai Al Khouli in the audience. He wanted to be there and represent Farah Youssef and Abdul Kareem Hamdan, but he couldn’t hold back the tears when Farah sang about a song about their homeland. He made sure to go on stage afterwards and give them props for their performances.
You don’t get to the AI final ten by being untalented. All of the contestants fighting for the show’s title were more than decent, but the three that stood out the most were Egyptian Ahmad Jamal, Moroccan Salma Rasheed and Palestinian Mohammad Assaf.
Fans couldn’t wait until the following night to see which two would be eliminated from the show and who would be left standing as Nawal Al Zoghbi guest starred.
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