Where Are They Now?
Talent shows are a huge hit with audiences all over the Arab world — but where do the winners and top finalists go after the season ends? Egypt Today catches up with some of the best loved contestants to see where they are today.
By Yara El-Narsh
On being on Star Academy
Being on TV 24/7 was the hardest part at the beginning — imagine yourself facing the camera all day; it was very uncomfortable. But after a while I got used to this and started to believe this was normal.
On support from the talent machine
Star Academy has a huge fan base all over the Middle East, so participating there was a great chance for me to reach out to more people. I wouldn’t have had my work known to the public without being a part of the show. However there wasn’t any sort of support offered after I left the Academy.
On where he is now
My latest album Naqla fi Hayati and the video clip “Kam Leila” (How Many Nights) gave me a great push forward so I’ve released many singles in the past few months. Now I’m working on my new album, which should be coming out soon. et