The end of the fast: celebrities cash-in on the Eid festivities

Published August 21st, 2012 - 08:30 GMT

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Image 1 of 7: Amr Diab: All the stars out tonight? The Egyptian singer wasn’t in the mood to deal with his nation’s most famous pastime and cancelled the Eid performance due to protests in Cairo.

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Image 1 of 7: Asala Nasri: The Syrian singer could be excused for not feeling like celebrating given her country is still mired in civil war. She bowed out of Eid to go on vacation instead.

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Image 1 of 7: Najwa Karam: Little miss impeccable didn’t disappoint with a special Eid performance at the Ahaj festival in Lebanon. The Arabs Got Talent Judge wasn’t about to lose her credentials with missed shows or cancelled concerts.

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Image 1 of 7: Nancy Ajram: Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No it was self-proclaimed Super-Nancy and she was taking her special brand of children’s tunes to ‘Casino Lebanon’ for Eid.

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Image 1 of 7: Majid Al Mohandis: The Iraqi singer just happened to announce his tour dates on the festive holiday choosing those famously pious countries: England, France and Lebanon.

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Image 1 of 7: Tamir Hosni: Time for a comeback for the longtime absent Egyptian star and what better way to do it than an exclusive Eid interview with Ryham Sa’eed on Nahar TV?

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Image 1 of 7: Balqees: The Yemeni singer finished her song ‘Rud Qalbi’ (Answer my Heart) and scheduled the release right on time for the festive holiday. The answer to Balqees’s heart? A lot of single sales.

All the stars were out that night, well except for those that cancelled for ‘security reasons’ or went on vacation instead. But for those that put in the performances we have all the details.

Celebrities know that a new single or comeback concert is all about timing and the Eid El Fitr holiday is their chance. So we had Amr Diab in a ‘surprise’ new song release and Majed Al Mohandis just happening to start his tour on that date.

Here is all the gossip on the highs and lows of celebrity performances on the holy holiday. 

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