The Voice: Egyptian style
The Sawt al Haya panel
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The latest talent show 'Sawt al Haya' (The Voice of al Hayah) is one dedicated to finding Egyptian-only up-and-coming stars. So fans were a little surprised to find Moroccan singer, Samira Saeed, on the judging panel and controversial Lebanese star, Razan Moghrabi lined up as presenter.
Also on the panel are Egyptians Hani Shaker and Hilmi Bakr although so far Samira has been the sympathetic 'Sherine Abdel Wahab' style judge on the show. At the other end of the spectrum, Hilmi is known as the 'Simon Cowell' figure of the group, making wisecracks about contestants and their abilities.
Of course, the reports of cat fights have already started: Samira and Hilmi are first to face the rumor mill although the compassionate Moroccan singer is hotly denying it. No doubt this won't be the last rumor to come from the new hit talent show.