Did the war start on Carol Samaha?
After attacking Syrian actors Jamal Suleiman, Tim Hasan and Hatem Ali critics have now turned their attention to Lebanese singer Carol Samaha, prompted by her success in Egypt captivating the hearts of her fans, according to the London daily Elaph.
Several critics that made negative remarks about Samaha limited their judgment to what is shown on ‘Melody’ music channel, while other described Samaha’s voice as weak in comparison to signers Dana, Nana, Bosi and Rubi.
Samaha’s talent is undeniable considering the success of her songs and most recent success in the song “Bisabah Al Alf Al Thalith” (The Third Thousand Morning), and no one can deny Egyptian’s fondness for her song “Itala’ Fiyeh Haik” (Look At Me Like this).
Her performance in more than one Al Rahbani Brother’s theatrical production was outstanding, especially at the Egyptian Opera House.
Negative words will not change that Samaha was a great success in the celebration for the Muslim holiday ‘Eid Al Fiter’ aired on Egyptian television. The celebration took place at the Jazira Club in Cairo, drawing over 7,000 fans. Crowds gathered on the 6th of October Bridge to listen.
This is the second concert for Samaha this year and it is rare for a performer to host two concerts in the same season. the first concert was a success and her concerts are continuing in Egypt. She is getting ready to travel to Sharm Al Sheikh on October 31st to host a live concert sponsored by the international company Pepsi.
Samaha will then prepare for her appearance at the Egyptian Opera House for the ‘Arabic Music Festival’ on November 3rd. She will start her rehearsal with Maestro Khaled Fouad. Her musical score will include works by the legendary Abel Al Halim Hafez, the late Egyptian singer Laila Murad, and Lebanese legend Fairouze. She will also perform her song “Sho Helwah Al Hayah” (Life Is Beautiful), released in a special CD for which all proceeds were donated to the Children Cancer Department at Saint Jude Hospital in Lebanon.
“I am trying to give hope to the kids who are fighting this deadly disease,” said Samaha.
Critics should look beyond passports colors and citizenship and focus on real talent, stated Samaha.