A journey that began with tears has ended with excess joy for Libyan contestant Aiman Al A’atar as he won the title of Arab Superstar 2004 on the popular show Superstar 2 on the Lebanese satellite channel Future. The competition had narrowed down to two contestants, Aiman from Libya and Palestinian Amar Hassan. Aiman has struggled from the beginning competing with thousands of people to be chosen among the seventeen finalists and then passing through three different stages to reach his goal.
The final night of Superstar witnessed a large celebration with prominent guests from the entertainment and business world, in addition to the general public. All the seventeen finalists attended the event sang a medley of some of the popular songs they sang during the five month competition.
The two contestants had attracted the attention of viewers among all the other contestants, who have been eliminated through viewers votes. The two have succeeded three sessions of the show to reach the final point competing for the title and by using the power of their voices and performance.
Many had believed that most probably Amar would win the title because the audience will sympathize with him because he is a Palestinian and is believed to have gone through so much suffering throughout his life. Others were sure the title will go to Aiman especially after his recent tour with the show to Libya and the hysteria that was caused upon his arrival. Aiman was personally greeted by Libyan President Muamar Kadafi, which is proof that his voice has reached people’s hearts everywhere. It is said that the entire Libyan nation is supporting Aiman because he was able to bring out the Libyan talent to the world especially after a time where not many Libyan artists are in the entertainment world.
Many Palestinians were anxiously waiting for the announcement of the winner and pryed that the title would go to Amar. Palestinians in the occupied territories and around the Arab world were very disappointed after Amar lost the title and became first runner-up.
It has been revealed that the show in its second round has not witnessed as much success as its first round did. The amount of viewers in the first round was much higher and votes throughout the program were much more. The first Superstar ended with crowning Jordanian singer Diana Karazone as Arab Superstar. –Albawaba.com
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