Whoever forced Yusra and Mustafa to sing the two stupid songs they sang is an idiot. Both have great voices that are bigger than the silly stuff they were made to sing. The justification given--to test the contestants--is lame. Are we testing the great Yusra to see if she can sing in a little girlie voice like Dareen Hadshiti? Are we testing serious Mustafa to see if he can say silly lines like "el wad albo beywga3ou 3ayez 7ad yedalla3" without breaking down in tears of humiliation? Well, they passed the test. Can we give them good songs next time, i.e. if they stay after tonight's disaster?
I think the show is really pushing the Lebanese contestants. I don't have any proof.
Yousef and Marwan, the youngest contestants, were terrified and stiff.
Tonight's guest was Ibrahim al Hakami, the winner of laster year's Super Star. The way he's singing you'd think he's positioning himself to be Fairuz's replacement.
My favorite singer tonight was Rihab from Egypt. She also had the cutest introductory segment. This is what she sang:
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