The eighth prime of Star Academy Arabia 9, aired on LBCI & CBC on November 14, 2013 featured Lebanese singer Carole Smaha, Egyptian singer Rami Sabry, who performed with Mahmoud ” Wana Maah” & “Kelma” alongside Jean Chahid, Star Academy 1 graduate Syrian singer Myriam Atallah, and the ten candidates’ solo and duet performances. WATCH FULL EPISODE ABOVE. See Voting Results & Related Videos Below.
Smaha, who recently wed to Egyptian businessman Walid Mustafa, was welcomed on stage with Zefou Elarous. She performed “Wahshani Bladi “ alongside Zeinab Ousama, ” Ehsass” alongside Rana Samaha & ” Ma Badi Akol ” on her own.
TOP 3: Lilia Ben Chikha ranked 1st, followed by Jean Chahid who came in second, while Mahmoud Mohey ranked third.
Lilia won a trip to Dubai to attend Alicia Keys concert, along with the show’s host Hilda Khalife, who was surprised as the head of the academy Claudia Marchalian announced the news. Hilda said ” It took me 9 years to become number one”. (Starting prime 8 there will be top 3 instead of Top 5 )
VOTING & ELIMINATION RESULTS
- Fourth time nominee Syrian candidate Nour Farawati, who received 20.85% public votes, was voted off the show by fellow candidates Rana Smaha, Jean Chahid, Zenab Ousama, Mahmoud Mohey, Abdallah Abd Alaziz and Soukeina. Only Lilia Bin Chikha voted for Nour.
- First time nominee Lebanese candidate Zaki Sherif was saved by public votes after receiving 60.69% of the public votes
- Second time nominee Masaab Al khatib from Jordan was saved by fellow candidates after receiving 18.46% of the public votes
Nour Farawati Farewell Message
The 9 Remaining Candidates In The Academy
Carole Smaha’s Interview In Star Academy
Candidates’ First Day out of the Academy
Check Out Below Candidates’ Mary Mahfouz Performance