BERKONGSI KISAH SEBALIK KEJAYAAN BELIAU ....
Mohammad Assaf traveled from Gaza Strip to Egypt to audition for Arab Idol. It took him two days to reach Egypt by car due to complications on the border. At the beginning, he had to convince the Egyptian security at the border crossing, where he was stuck for two days, to leave Gaza. Once he reached the hotel where the auditions were taking place, the doors were closed in which they did not accept anymore auditions so he jumped over the wall. After he jumped over the wall, he couldn't get a number to audition; he sat hopelessly in the hall where other contestants who were waiting for their turn. He started singing to the contestants, and a Palestinian contestant, Ramadan Abu Nahel, who was waiting to audition heard him and gave him his number saying, "I know I won't reach the finals but you will."
He sang Ragheb Alama's song during one of the primes on Arab Idol. Alama surprised him with a gesture in appreciation for his performance, granting him the right to sing and release his song "Ya Rayt Fiyyi Khabiha" as a duet with the Lebanese singer. Ahlam, an Emirati singer and judge on the show, said of Assaf, "I feel when you are singing, I am the guest in a big concert and you are the star," while Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram was impressed with him, calling Assaf "a true singer" after one of his performances. Hassan El Shafei compared Assaf's voice to a tuner, indicating how Assaf has complete control over his voice.
Assaf's final performance was his rendition of "Alli al-keffiyeh" ("Raise Your Keffiyeh"), a Palestinian nationalist anthem and called on Palestinians to raise their keffiyehs (a traditional Arab headdress that has become a Palestinian nationalist symbol) and to unite, in light of the split between the two major Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians had watched tuned in to watch his performance. On 22 June Assaf was declared the winner of Arab Idol, winning the most votes and coming ahead of two other competitors, Ahmed Jamal and Farah Youssef, from Egypt and Syria, respectively. Massive celebrations by Palestinians ensued after the announcement of his victory, including festivities held on the streets of Gaza City, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Khan Yunis, Nazareth Lebanon and Jordan.
Following his victory, Assaf was quoted as saying:
"The Palestinian people can speak in a million languages full of beauty, love, and peace to the Arab World and to the whole world - the Palestinian people don't love wars and killing, and destruction."
Apapun tahniah buat beliau !
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