Is Lebanon's Cynthia Baroud The Voice Canada is looking for?
Lebanese singer, Cynthia Baroud participated in the Canadian version of The Voice. (Image: Mondanite)
Yet another Lebanese singer has done us proud in the West.
Last month, prominent Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji made her dazzling debut on The Voice France. Her angelic voice got her a standing ovation from all four judges.
This time, credit goes to Cynthia Baroud, who mesmerized The Voice Canada judges with a sultry performance of the famous song L’aigle Noir. But Cynthia has come a long way since her first audition and will be competing in the semi-finals on March 23.
Those Lebanese talents weren't the first to show off their vocals on the singing competition. Aline Lahhoud appeared in the third season of the French version in 2014 and won the judges over with her rendition of Lebanese song “Khdne Maak.” Before Lahhoud, Anthony Touma, a French-born Lebanese, also auditioned for the show and progressed far, reported the Daily Star Lebanon.
But now all eyes are on Baroud, who told MTV Lebanon that she's planning a trip to Lebanon once the show is over.
Why does the music industry love Arab voices so much? Perhaps it's because they provide a different tone and flavor to the voices Western judges are used to hearing in their part of the globe.
Singing in another language, Arabic in this case, must also be very intriguing to those listening, especially when the singer is able to convey certain emotions even to those who cannot understand what they're saying.
But for now, has Cynthia got your vote?
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