A night to remember: AI contestant gets Ragheb’s blessing to record "Ya REIT"

Published May 6th, 2013 - 08:43 GMT
Mohammad Assaf's shining moment
Mohammad Assaf's shining moment

Even if Mohammad Assaf doesn’t gain the title of the next “Arab Idol”, he definitely still had a shining moment on last week’s episode of the talent show.

During the contestants’ performances, Mohammad wisely chose one of Ragheb Alama’s songs to perform called “Ya REIT Feeni Khabeeha". The judges, including Ragheb himself, were totes blown away by his stellar rendition of the piece.

When he finished, the Lebanese superstar judge said in awe, “He performed it correctly. When I heard it, it was as if I was listening to something from another planet.” He then gave Mohammad the blessing to record the song in his own voice.

Incredibly, this was one thing that all the judges could agree on. When Judge Ahlam threw in her two cents, she described Mohammad’s voice as having the "Diamond" quality, and Nancy Ajram and Hasan Al Shafei gave him the thumbs up too.

Not to be left out, the audience was on Team Mohammad too, going totes cray-cray with wild clapping as soon as Mohammad finished his performance.

It was fo’ sho’ a night to remember for the Palestinian contestant who might be on his way to fame.

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